An exploration and celebration of ideas and people driving change within college!
Celebration of small actions and experiments!
Change Festival is a celebration of the ideas/ experiments/ initiatives/start-ups carried out by young people. It creates a learning community by exploring and understanding individuals who are engaged in transformational experiments and strengthening them with multiple forms of capital. The focus however is dual; along with the intention to impact the outer world, it focuses on the inner transformation of doers.
In its first residential gathering of 120 people from across the country (4th and 5th of April, 2015 in Delhi), it brings together all the stakeholders of a University Ecosystem be it students, alumni, parents, teachers, funders, decision makers and others, as one community. They, as a collective, envision a novel university ecosystem that encourages learning by doing & nurtures enterprises that bring about inner transformation within all those involved. It is also a space to celebrate the actions that are happening at college level.
So, if you’re one who aims to create positive change in the world and in the process, be transformed yourself, this is for you! You could have an idea waiting to be translated into action (or) an ongoing experiment/startup looking for collaborators; the purpose of Change Festival is to nurture your intended thought with an eco-system of inspired change-makers guided by the spirit of collaborative transformation. Anyone between the age group of 18-25 intending to co-create, build and envision ideas is encouraged to apply.
Why was Change Festival conceptualized?
We believe in the power of celebrating people and ideas. Change Festival was born out of that very need to create a collaborative space for brilliant hearts and minds from across the country. It is a space for people to come together with a commitment to give one weekend towards their intention of driving a positive difference. We believe that when many people come together with a spirit of collaboration, commitment to support each other and an intention to create actions out of ideas, very beautiful stories, initiatives and ripples will come out of it. At the end of the day, the festival is a celebration of personal transformations driven by a process-oriented approach to create an environment of like-hearted young change-agents.
What resources should a seeker expect?
The gathering of participants is the biggest resource pool itself. There will be lots of cross-pollination in an environment which is full of lively people from diverse backgrounds sharing their ideas, experiences, skills and resources with each other. Among us will be students, writers, artists, technologists, designers, educators, communicators and more, all of whom are moved by the spirit of positive transformations. Additionally, we will have renowned mentors and pioneers from across sectors to complement the powerful set of seekers and provide thought leadership, we will also create support frameworks that can effectively help turn ideas into action, over the course of this celebration and beyond. And above all this, you can be sure that you’re in for a lot of fun! 🙂