Trailblazer Conclave


9th June 2018 at IIM-B

Trailblazer Conclave              Trailblazer Conclave


Main sponsor AUDI

About the Conference

Rotary’s commitment to make positive, lasting and measurable changes in communities around the world, and IIMB’s thought leadership on topical social issues, come together to bring an engaging speaker event & panel discussion aired live on Twitter!

The focus area for this one-of-a-kind conclave is Supporting Education. The event brings together an eclectic group of elite presenters and panelists – academics, practitioners and policy makers – to deliberate, discuss and inform policy in this critical area of topical interest in India.

The first Trailblazer Conclave will be held on the 9th of June 2018 at the IIM Bangalore Auditorium



IIM Bangalore Auditorium
Banerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076



Conference: 9th June 2018 from 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Registrations close: 8th June 2018

Our Goal

  • To stimulate thought & action in individuals and organizations, to plan and implement green-field efforts, either independently or in partnership with the presenter organizations, to make impact in the areas of education

  • To jointly publish a common action points paper to influence Government policies in the areas of improving education

  • To propagate the discussions and recommendations of the panel -- within Rotary’s vast local and international network and IIM-B’s expansive and influential alumni base – and to inform policy initiatives at the local and national levels

We take pride in having

Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker

Ms Rina Ray, I.A.S.

  • Special Secretary
  • Ministry of HRD
  • Govt. of India

Conclave Format

An eclectic panel of distinguished speakers and experts will ideate and strategize in an interactive town hall format, on innovative ways and means, including potential policy proposals to address the immediate requirements of our nation in education. The Masterclass Talks will be followed by a moderated panel discussion which will take questions from the audience sent entirely through social media channels.

Rotary is thankful to

Our Speakers

Syed Sultan Ahmed

LXL Ideas

Beth Caldwell

British Council

Prof. P D Jose


Shekhar Mehta

Rotary India Literacy Mission

Madan Padaki


And our Panelists

Sanjay Kothari

Mahavir Foundation

Sanjeev Ranganathan

STEMLand, Auroville

Nalini Sengupta

Vidya Valley School

Richa Shukla

Sesame Workshop India

What to expect

Event Schedule

2.00 - 2:30 pm


Welcome Coffee/Tea
2:30 - 2:50 pm

Welcome Address

Rtn. Raghu Allam, Rotary DownTown President

Dr. Raghuram, Director IIMB

Rtn. Asha Prasanna Kumar, District Governor-3190

2:50 - 3:10 pm

Keynote Address

By Chief Guest Ms Rina Ray, I.A.S.

3:10 - 4:50 pm

Masterclass Talks

By our distinguished speakers

4:50 - 5:20 pm

Moderated Discussion

Discussions with Q&A

5.20 - 6:20 pm

Panel Discussion

With our distinguished panelists
6.20 - 6:30 pm

Closing formalities

Vote of thanks & mementos

6:30 pm

High Tea

Hot delicacies with Coffee/Tea

They made this event happen

Our Sponsors





We’d love to hear from you!



Contact us

  • Rtn. Raghu: 97405 77844
  • Rtn. Ramdas: 99161 36352


  • #trailblazercon3


A collaboration between

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RI District 3190
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Rotary Bangalore DownTown
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IIM Bangalore Alumni Association