TED-style Talk & panel discussion


Enspire Academy not only trains students to speak well but also provides innumerable opportunities to showcase their public speaking talent.

What's EnspirED?

EnspirED is the last leg of the journey to leadership.  After completing the course work and internship requirements of Module 6 - Emerge As A Leader, students present their original idea at the biennial event, EnspirED - TED-style Talk by Teens. It is a FREE for all public event.


The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with these emerging leaders on a published topic. The event is covered by the press and media and a panel of professional judges evaluate our students' performances. ​​​

The attendees have the option of sending the question while they RSVP.

The Speakers will,

  • Create original ideas

  • Use logic & language to build authenticity

  • Create a strong stage presence in all situations

  • Captivate the audience with style & creativity

  • Handle a panel discussion with professionalism



August 23, 2020 from 2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m EST
About the speakers 

Dhruti Kamarasu

Have you seen anyone who breathes, eats, and lives for music? That’s Dhruti Kamarasu, a freshman at Rutgers University, aspiring to specialize in Supply Chain Management & Music. She is known for adding a creative expression to every endeavor she involves herself in. 

Dhruti performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, and was a recipient of The New Jersey Indian Icon title in 2018. So far, Dhruti has sung in 3 albums under different Indian music directors. She also performs at live shows organized by several Indian organizations. 

Along with music, Dhruti is part of the Business Honors Society at her school and a Black Belt in Taekwondo and works as a Taekwondo instructor. During her free time, Dhruti likes to play the piano, listen to music, and watch movies.

Vishal Madisetti

An avid researcher and a Rubix cube enthusiast, Vishal Madisetti drives to become the best version of himself, every day. A senior in Lawrence High school, he aspires to be the inventor & businessman with an aim to make the future safer.

Vishal is a high ranking member of the STEM club, Math League, International Alliance, Model United Nations, DECA, and the head of the New Jersey branch of Time2Care, a nonprofit organization devoted to free tutoring. 

When he is not working you will see him passionately researching topics including politics, innovations in the science and technology field, finance and the stock market or playing a game of tennis.

Sriram Nakka

Exorbitant energy with an explorer’s mindset describes Sriram Nakka the best. A freshman at Rutgers University, he aspires to be a successful businessman.  

Two of his passionate hobbies are dance and public speaking. Sriram was an officer at SAASA, a  dance-oriented club where he choreographs for shows. As a President of the YLP Toastmasters Advanced group, he runs meetings and gives speeches with peers of high speaking levels. He is a recipient of multiple awards at Toastmasters. 

During his free time, Sriram listens to music, plays the guitar, and loves to explore anime & video games. He strives to constantly grow his understanding of the world with an open mind.

Ahan Shankwalkar

An avid fencer and a fitness expert, Ahan Shankwalkar is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in medicine was fueled while volunteering as a Dialysis Ambassador at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. He aspires to specialize in orthopedic surgery. 

Fitness and public speaking take a considerable part of Ahan’s time.  His passion for fitness motivated him to publish a research paper on the "The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting". As the former President of Debate Club JSA (Junior State America), Ahan is the recipient of the ‘Best Delegate’ Award at JSA’s national public speaking conference. 

A former captain of his high school varsity fencing team and the Head of Fundraising for the nonprofit organization “Humans for Healing”, Ahan spends his free time with magic, card flourishing and weightlifting.

Ishani Takyar

Energetic, inquisitive, and determined. Ishani Takyar is a freshman at Rutgers University.  Ishani plans to utilize her exceptional people skills to excel in the field of International Relations and Supply Chain Management. 

Ishani is also the former president of Future Business Leaders of America’s (FBLA) at her school. A first-place winner at the state level FBLA tournament four times and she proceeded to compete at the nationals. As the brand ambassador for the cause of sex trafficking, Ishani represented the cause in front of state delegates and the general public.

Ishani fondly enjoys reading biographies, going to the beach, and critique movies. She plans to travel across the world- exploring different foods, languages, and cultures.

Inspiring Ideas shared in the past EnspirED events


The Truth Behind Building a Desktop

EnspirED 2016

The Real Cost of a Burger

EnspirED 2016

Ensure the Unsure

EnspirED 2018

Say Nope to Dope

EnspirED 2016

Who Are You?

EnspirED 2018

The Truth Behind Race

EnspirED 2018

The Power of The Silenced Woman

EnspirED 2016

You Are What You Eat

EnspirED 2018

The Truth Behind Economics

EnspirED 2018

No upcoming events at the moment

Past Events

  • EnspirED - A TED-style Talk by Teens
    RSVP Closed
    Jun 03, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Crown of India, 660 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536, USA
  • EnspirED 2016 - TED-Style Talk By High School Seniors
    RSVP Closed
    Jul 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Crown of India, 660 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536, USA