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INK Conference 2016: “Where the mind is without fear and innovation is held high”


This year the INK Conference was held at Grand Hyatt, Goa from 16th to 18th September. Over 70 remarkable speakers shared their stories and perspectives in a crisp 3-18 minute talk, spread across a number of themed sessions. 500+ attendees joined the conference, equally remarkable individuals and active influencers in their respective fields.

The INK Conference is an annual celebration of thinkers and doers from diverse walks of life. The brainchild of Anu Sethuram and Lakshmi Pratury, who set out to create a bridge of intellectual exchange between India and the US in the form of a media firm, Ixoraa Media, in 2005. This later gave birth to INK in 2010.


The unique stories that inspire and create today’s leading thinkers take centre stage at INK.

Just as ink serves as an essential medium to express thoughts, INK strives to be an essential medium through which individuals voice ideas and exchange them with the world.

INK has become one of India’s premier networking and conference experiences. The INK Conference attracts a number of the world’s visionaries – CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, and scientists, amongst others– who find themselves participating in a 3-day immersive experience, specially tailored to foster cross-disciplinary interaction.

Under their banner they also conduct various programmes :

The INK Live was hosted by Goa Institute of Management. This entailed a telecast of the INK Conference live and uncut, accompanied by stimulating workshops, contests, speaker interactions, and engaging discussions. The Live experience caters to students and young professionals; replicating the conference in a separate, but equally exciting environment.


INK Fellows

The INK Fellows Program provides the peer-support necessary to take brilliant work to the next level. It identifies and nurtures 20 young achievers who are redefining their fields of work and sets them up for success.

INK Makers

In the INK Makers program the ‘maker culture’ is introduced to undergraduate students, who are then mentored to turn their ideas into tangible products and concepts.


INK along with Manipal University conduct an annual national level championship for innovation under the banner Teenovators. Their aim is to equip future generations not only with strong basic skills and specialist technical knowledge, but also the attitudes and wider skills required to generate new solutions and adapt to the rapidly changing world.


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