After the successful launch of ´The Next CEO‘, IIM Lucknow‘s Manfest 2010 in association with the British Council, has launched ´Treatise: The International Thought Challenge‘. Treatise is an International debate challenge which is conducted online. This innovative format allows participating teams to contest from the comfort of their homes! A flagship event, Treatise has seen International participation from the likes of Stanford and University of Michigan. Business Standard is the associate title partner for the event which carries prize money of Rs. 75,000.

Treatise will be set on the Manfest 2010 theme ´India: Expect, Explore, Experience‘. Says Pradeep Yerram, Manfest core-committee member and affectionately referred to as ´Uncle‘ by his batch mates, “We can‘t wait to see how participants will handle the probing questions that opposing teams will throw at them. With visitors being allowed to comment on the exchanges, I‘m telling you, it‘s going to be doubly exciting”.

This is the fourth edition of Treatise and is expected to be a huge success going by past records. First round entries can be submitted at till December 25th.

Manfest 2010 also launched ´Prerna The Social Entrepreneurship Awards‘. It is a CSR initiative aimed at recognizing social entrepreneurs who have successfully led transformational social change. The focus is on self sustaining businesses that are doing social good at its core.
Says Ashok Karwasra, Manfest core-committee member, “As a responsible Business school, it is our duty to highlight the wonderful efforts that are driving sustainable social growth. This is perfectly in sync with our theme.”

More events are slated to be launched in the coming days. Manfest is particularly known for its innovative and thought inspiring conclaves. Industry leaders and renowned business minds capture the attention of packed audiences on contemporary topics. One of the conclaves this year will focus on the Gaming and Animation industry, a fast growing sector.

Other than that Manfest 2010 will feature Hell Raiser, the rock fest, Professional night, a Lucknow city run to raise AIDS awareness, online games, informals and much more.

Manfest 2010 will be held from Jan 22-24, 2010 at the IIM Lucknow campus.

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