In this full episode of “Exploring Minds”, Michele Carroll and Desh Amila discuss the current state of discourse and Desh’s work focused on the art of conversation.
A product of immigration, integration, and innovation, Sri Lankan born, Desh Amila, started from humble beginnings before realizing his dream was in the West, and migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Desh has since pioneered his career as an entrepreneur, entertainer, and educator on a global scale.
After graduating from Melbourne’s Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts: Screen Studies and Photography) in 2005, Desh soon realized that this was merely his first step into a world of many successes, many more uncertainties, painful growths and profound realizations.
With a desire to inspire, Desh is on a mission to educate, entertain and enhance the lives of those he connects with. At no point has his career been a simple, single entity – it has always been multifaceted and ever-evolving. From rubbing shoulders with celebrity innovators, to a gradual transition from entertainment to education, before finally bringing the two together, Desh’s career and life story track the journey from consumer, to communicator, to creator.
Most recently in 2018, Desh has launched This Is 42. An amalgam of innovation, optimism, and humour, 42 celebrates intelligence in all its diversity through holding events that explore new horizons in fields such as art, science, design, sports, and music. The high calibre speakers leave audiences smarter, sharper, and more inspired than when they walked in. This is 42 connects through tech, and educates through events, and the not-for-profit is also set to launch a digital platform that connects it’s audiences into an inspired and idea-driven community. Furthermore, 42 will donate a portion of ticket sales to send young people to school and foster the next generation of big thinkers.