INK2019: Within and Beyond

The needle has moved from an industrial to a creative economy, ushering us into a new era of being. In this age of abundance and exponential change, we need to reinvent ourselves in a whole new way. It is time we take a pause from our maddening pace of life to discover the core of our being and realign ourselves to a new future.

It is time to embark on two important journeys, simultaneously – inward, to travel deep within ourselves; and outward, to worlds and possibilities beyond our imagination – and build a future where technology and humanity come together.

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Experience INK2019
To explore 'Within and Beyond' INK invites you to be part of a curated 3-day experience in the land where the sands meet the sky – in Jaisalmer!
Find connections in exquisite settings
For the first time, INK goes outside the ballroom, with experiences designed in exquisite settings in the boutique hotel, Suryagarh, as well as in unexplored spaces scattered across the golden desert; some of them being opened to the public for the first time! Imagine being part of conversations with intimate groups in experiential settings – in a 200-yr old step-well, by a lakefront, in an oasis, in the oldest living fort in the world, and under the starlit sky.
Go beyond being a listener
In our tenth anniversary year, we invite you to go beyond being a listener, participate in interactive, impact-driven sessions and workshops, and become an agent of change!
Build a tribe and embark on a timeless journey
Join fellow thinkers from across the globe – scientists, technologists, business leaders, artists, philosophers, and social entrepreneurs – in a gathering of audacious dreamers and equals, to engage, connect, and collaborate.
Be future ready
Discover the latest cutting-edge ideas in technology, science, art, business and entrepreneurship. Engage in and spark conversations that will change and shape our future. What would you want to see happen in the next few decades? Redefine the world you live in.

Find a place you belong in, and a tribe to embark on a timeless journey with.
Extend your tribe to include the local community at Jaisalmer, who, with open arms are waiting to welcome you.

We invite you to imagine the unimaginable in the Thar Desert, for it is in the nothingness around us that we find more of ourselves.


Within and Beyond takes you to the desert scapes of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, where the sands don a golden hue as the sun shines and turn a shimmery silver by the moonlight.

Once a medieval trading center and a princely state, Jaisalmer is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as ‘The Golden City’, it is known for its rich history, culture, and architecture. The city is marked by a sprawling hilltop citadel, Sonar Qila, the only living fort in the world, that crowns an equally intriguing town below; both built with golden-yellow sandstone. Stunning architecture (palaces, havelis, temples, and stepwells) dots the town, and age-old cultural traditions suffuse the air with magic and experiences unparalleled.

Join us this November for three days of curated inspiration at the mesmerizing Suryagarh Jaisalmer, and explore what this evocative land has in store!

The INK Experience

INK is a platform for innovation, focused on cultivating leaders from diverse disciplines to design our future together – with storytelling and impact at its core. Lakshmi Pratury, the Founder of INK, co-hosted TEDIndia in 2009 with Chris Anderson, and to follow up on its success launched the INK Conference in 2010.

Since its inception, INK has been a catalyst for changing India, sharing inspiring journeys and out-of-box ideas. Every year a community gathers for 3 days to exchange ideas, make new connections, meet old friends, and get inspired; in a unique gathering where the audience is as remarkable as the speakers.

Our past speakers include Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron; Cartoonist and creator of “The Simpsons”, Matt Groening; Actor Irrfan Khan; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi; Deep Ocean explorer David Gallo; Businesswoman and social worker Anu Aga; and Corporate M&A specialist Zia Mody.
To know more, visit our website.

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