February 19 - 20th, 2016 | Panjim, Goa
Status: Accepting votes

The Goa Project

Update: The deadline for session proposals has crossed. We are not taking any more proposals

The Goa Project is an unconference of people from different walks of life. People coming together to share what they have found, discovered and invented - learning, sharing and sparking new ideas.

If you have a topic, skill or insight that you believe is worth conducting a debate, discussion, talk, workshop on, go on and use the Funnel to nominate a session for it. If you are a performer - be it a solo act, a band, a magician, or an artist, nominate your performance under the section performance. Performers will be given a slot in the evenings once the session wraps up.

We will call for votes and use the opinion of our event participants as a key factor to decide which sessions make it into the final agenda.

Additionally, each track has one or two curators whose responsibility is to ensure that the quality of sessions is held to the highest content value standard. Curators will consider various parameters to decide the sessions and the time slot alloted for each.

We have a framework of tracks - Society, Design, Interactive Media & Cinema, Fringe, Music, Performing Arts, Entrepreneurship etc. and a separate track for workshops. We will define these tracks in the next step of the Funnel with YOUR contributions.

Have a topic in mind? Want to stir up a spark? Nominate your session!

(Note: Topics related to religion and politics are not accepted.)

Speakers whose talks are accepted into the final list will receive a complimentary pass to the unconference. Those whose nominations did not make it into the final shortlist will be given a chance to register at the rates as of date of submission of the proposal.

Deadline for Submission and voting of proposals: January 18th, 2016

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Original stained glass (Tiffany-style) in India by Saarus Nirhali
Nishita Gill (@gills) (proposing) Design Intermediate 1 0 Sat, Feb 6
2 Building 21st century skills through service learning
Akshat Singhal (@akshatsin) Society Beginner 1 0 Sun, Jan 17
3 Listening to Ambient music with Yidam
Varun Desai (@littlei) Music & Sound Beginner 4 0 Sun, Jan 17
4 How can you showcase live music in India without sponsorship?
REProduce Artists (@reproduceartists) Music & Sound Beginner 6 0 Sun, Jan 17
5 'Make the blue more blueeeeee' - Feedback on feedbacks
Dharmesh Ba (@dharmeshba) Design Beginner 9 0 Sun, Jan 17
6 Social Activism, Work and Impact.
Siddharth Agarwal (@asid) Society Intermediate 10 0 Fri, Jan 15
7 Sufism - what's the song and dance all about?!
Anuraag Dhoundeyal (@anuraag) Music & Sound Beginner 6 0 Fri, Jan 15
8 Project Punyakoti (Punyakoti is India's first animated film in Sanskrit,successfully crowd sourced & crowd funded)-Session by Ravi Shankar.V
Sethumadhavan Napan (@sethumadhavan) (proposing) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 3 0 Fri, Jan 15
9 Alternate Distribution Platforms for Films-VOD/Online, Meeting the Demands of the Customer/Viewer Across Segments (Session by Pradeep Somu)
Sethumadhavan Napan (@sethumadhavan) (proposing) Interactive Media and Cinema Intermediate 2 0 Fri, Jan 15
10 The #100SareePact Proposal
Anindo Ghosh (@anindo) (proposing) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 4 0 Fri, Jan 15
11 The power of adventure sport in democratizing changemaking in rural India.
Malaika Vaz (@malaikavaz) Society Beginner 2 0 Fri, Jan 15
12 Going beyond Modi / Anti Modi / Bhakt / Sickular / AAPTARD
Yogesh Upadhyaya (@yogeshupadhyaya) Society Beginner 9 0 Fri, Jan 15
13 Music - A universal rhythm : Uses and applications
Karan Sajnani (@apocalypse0) Music & Sound Beginner 2 0 Fri, Jan 15
14 30 seconds, more or less.
Kirti Chopra (@kirtichopra) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 3 0 Thu, Jan 14
15 Practical Lessons from the Gita for modern life: Entrepreneurship, Relationships, Social Media
Navin Kabra (@ngkabra) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 9 0 Thu, Jan 14
16 Transform Your Writing
Tall Tales (@talltalesstorytelling) Interactive Media and Cinema Intermediate 7 0 Thu, Jan 14
17 From transaction to trust
Pareen Lathia (@pareen) Society Beginner 5 0 Thu, Jan 14
18 A brief history of 'Asks'
Prajakta Kulkarni (@prajakta1412) Design Intermediate 8 2 Thu, Jan 14
19 Pre-Film Animation Techniques
Saumitra Mathur (@saumitramathur) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 1 0 Wed, Jan 13
20 Multimedia campaigns for social good
M M (@madhurim) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 2 0 Wed, Jan 13
21 Access-ability. Designing for Inclusion.
Parul Kumtha (@naturenurture) Design Intermediate 6 0 Wed, Jan 13
22 Effective Altruism
Ankur Pandey (@ankurpandey42) Society Beginner 3 0 Wed, Jan 13
23 How the art of story-telling can be used to drive large-scale impact
Dhimant Parekh (@dhimantparekh) Interactive Media and Cinema Intermediate 5 0 Tue, Jan 12
24 What is the future of recorded music?
Gaurav Vaz (@gauravvaz) Music & Sound Intermediate 5 1 Mon, Jan 11
25 Music Therapy: Introduction & Demo
Ritika Aggarwal (@ritikaaggarwal) Music & Sound Beginner 5 0 Mon, Jan 11
26 STORIES SPACES MEMORIES
preeti kolambekar (@preetikolambekar) Design Beginner 7 0 Mon, Jan 11
27 Making Photography Interactive
Mulchand Dedhia (@mulchand) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 2 0 Mon, Jan 11
28 Behind the scenes: Designing the world of ‘Court’
pooja talreja (@poojatalreja) Design Beginner 5 0 Sun, Jan 10
29 Be a musician to be a high performer at work
PrashantBhaskar (@prashantbhaskar) Music & Sound Beginner 2 0 Sun, Jan 10
30 Project DEFY : Design Education For Yourself
abhijit sinha (@sinhaabhijit) Design Intermediate 40 4 Fri, Jan 8
31 Know Your Users In Emerging Markets
Shipra Bhutada (@shiprabhutada) Design Beginner 10 0 Fri, Jan 8
32 Indian Design - Where it comes from & how its different.
Sudhir Sharma (@sudhirsharma) Design Beginner 4 0 Fri, Jan 8
33 Guns, Germs And Steel. Let's Talk Evolution.
Dayanand prabhu (@notsosleepy) Society Beginner 4 0 Wed, Jan 6
34 50 Shades of Social Media - How the new media is changing movie marketing
Amey Asuti (@ameyasuti) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 6 0 Thu, Dec 31
35 Curating Movies in India - the Foreign, Obscure, Cult, Indie, Documentaries, you name it!
Karan Bellani (@karan-bellani) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 3 0 Thu, Dec 31
36 Documentary Filmmaking 101
Tushar Singh (@tusharsingh) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 5 0 Thu, Dec 31
37 How social media helped during Chennai floods
Nivas Ravichandran Society Beginner 31 1 Tue, Dec 29
38 Indian independent films - the future
Abhishek Nilamber (@toadmode) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 8 0 Tue, Dec 29
39 Being a Voice Over Artist
Aditi Thirani (@aditithirani) Music & Sound Beginner 9 2 Mon, Dec 28
40 Participatory Learning Networks
akshay roongta (@akshayroongta) Society Beginner 8 0 Mon, Dec 28
41 Let's build something "unuseless" :)
Tathagat (@tathagat) Design Beginner 5 0 Sat, Dec 26
42 Design for Culture (Products that thrive on adapting to culture or productizing a local cultural behavior)
Gregory DSouza (@gregdsouza) Design Beginner 7 0 Thu, Dec 24
43 How I wrote my first book for a global major publisher?
Tathagat (@tathagat) Fringe and Geekery Intermediate 4 0 Wed, Dec 23
44 Participatory Process-led Impromptu Independent Filmmaking
Arun Bose (@arunbose) Interactive Media and Cinema Advanced 6 0 Wed, Dec 16

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Money, Money, Money How to get funding for virtually anything
Vijay Anand (@vijayanands) (proposing) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 1 0 Fri, Feb 5
2 Dying to Succeed? Don't kill yourself! 7 macabre ways to get there with help from Shakespeare
Padma Damodaran (@padmadaran) (proposing) Performances & Installations Beginner 1 0 Thu, Jan 28
3 Butterflies to Chaos to Complexity... and to life thereof
gayatri rao (@gayatrisrao) Fringe and Geekery Advanced 4 0 Mon, Jan 18
4 Let us Talk Evil
gayatri rao (@gayatrisrao) Fringe and Geekery Intermediate 3 0 Mon, Jan 18
5 Words Tell Stories - An Introduction to Spoken Word
rochelle dsilva (@rochelledsilva) Performing Arts Beginner 23 0 Mon, Jan 18
6 Talking to strangers about love
Jayati Doshi Fringe and Geekery Beginner 6 0 Mon, Jan 18
7 COWMesh - Changing the Connectivity Landscape with Community Owned Communitications Infrastructure
Arjun Venkatraman (@arjunven) Entrepreneurship Beginner 7 0 Mon, Jan 18
8 Enabling rapid behavior change through focus on commonality
Deepta Arjun (@deepta) Entrepreneurship Beginner 5 0 Mon, Jan 18
9 Bitcoin and Blockchain for Public Transparency and Accountability in India
Aditya Dev Sood (@adityadevsood) Society Beginner 35 1 Mon, Jan 18
10 The Leadership Manifesto : mapping We-Me-Us Journey
Akshat Singhal (@akshatsin) Society Beginner 1 0 Sun, Jan 17
11 Writing an Autobiography and Fact Book in your 30's - The First of its Kind in India
Jeeva Anna George (@jeevaannageorge) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 3 0 Sat, Jan 16
12 36 Questions In Proximity Of A Conversation
Nihaarika Negi (@nihaarikanegi) Performances & Installations Beginner 9 0 Sat, Jan 16
13 If you're stupid and you know it, honk!
Anuja Pitre (@anujapitre) Society Beginner 3 0 Sat, Jan 16
14 Nurturing entrepreneurship in schools
Sushil Mungekar (@sushilmungekar) Entrepreneurship Beginner 5 0 Fri, Jan 15
15 Digital Desh: Is Rural India equipped to be in the startup scene? Here's what we found.
Abhineeta Raghunath (@chilliflakes17) (proposing) Society Beginner 7 0 Fri, Jan 15
16 Inside-out
aditi bhalerao (@aditib) Design Intermediate 8 0 Fri, Jan 15
17 Trivialization of mental illness in social media and alienation of survivors in peer groups
Shriti Munshi (@shritimunshi) Society Intermediate 2 0 Fri, Jan 15
18 Good Morning Design. Good Morning Life! 'Design' each day and make it count.
Jasmine Jhaveri (@jasminejhaveri) Design Beginner 2 0 Fri, Jan 15
19 Mind games - Using theatre to unlock the secrets of the mind
Padma Damodaran (@padmadaran) Performing Arts Intermediate 7 0 Fri, Jan 15
20 The Art of Remix. Breathing new life into old ideas.
Manek D'Silva (@manekdsilva) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 12 0 Thu, Jan 14
21 Hacking Love In India: Teaching A Billion To Love, Fuck, and Live Well
LoveDoctor.in (@avanilovedoctor) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 6 0 Thu, Jan 14
22 DYING TO SUCCEED? Don't Kill yourself! 7 macabre ways to get there with help from Shakepeare. An audience interative Stand-Up Comedy
Yuki Ellias (@yuki) Performing Arts Beginner 3 0 Thu, Jan 14
23 Life After Crowdfunding
Greenopia.co (@greenopia) Entrepreneurship Beginner 5 0 Thu, Jan 14
24 Lal Batti Express
Robin Chaurasiya (@robin84) Performing Arts Beginner 2 0 Thu, Jan 14
25 Breathing Text - Prose & Poetry
Dan Husain (@danhusain) Performing Arts Intermediate 11 0 Thu, Jan 14
26 Rejuvenate our cities
Sushrut Bidwai (@sushrutbidwai) Design Beginner 3 0 Thu, Jan 14
27 Sustaining the social business on sustainability !
RAGHURAMAN C (@raghu-raman01) Entrepreneurship Beginner 3 0 Thu, Jan 14
28 How to sell anything: Starting conversations listeners want to continue
Annette Kramer (@annettekramer) Entrepreneurship Beginner 4 0 Thu, Jan 14
29 The need for providing an impetus to creativity in mainstream academic curriculum.
Sanil Sachar (@sanilsachar-14) Performing Arts Advanced 4 0 Thu, Jan 14
30 Understanding Bitcoin and the Blockchain and why this technology has the potential to change the world
Navin Kabra (@ngkabra) Society Intermediate 7 0 Thu, Jan 14
31 Angrezi Signboard Painters
Nikhil More Design Intermediate 5 0 Wed, Jan 13
32 The loss of the attention span
Keshav Iyengar (@keshavsiyengar) Society Beginner 2 1 Wed, Jan 13
33 How I Lost Weight Eating Biryani - Beeryani Fitness
Nishanth Appari (@beeryaniman) Society Beginner 31 5 Wed, Jan 13
34 A case study in cross-disciplinary innovation: Inspiring non-experts to solve tough problems in health
Annette Kramer (@annettekramer) Entrepreneurship Beginner 4 0 Wed, Jan 13
35 The future of the Car??
Jagdish Gandhi (@jlg12345) Design Intermediate 0 2 Wed, Jan 13
36 Bharatanatyam for Engineers and Business men.
Ramkumar R S (@rsri) Performing Arts Beginner 1 0 Wed, Jan 13
37 My Europe Travel Experiences
Nambirajan (@nambirajan) Design Beginner -1 1 Wed, Jan 13
38 The BDSM lifestyle, a practitioner's view: In India and beyond fiction
Asmi Uniqus (@asmi25) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 21 0 Wed, Jan 13
39 Eight things you should know about blended learning
Beth Caldwell (@bcaldwell) Entrepreneurship Beginner 6 1 Wed, Jan 13
40 Life of a small fish in the e-commerce ocean
Joydeep Singh (@joydeepsingh) Entrepreneurship Beginner 2 0 Tue, Jan 12
41 Hug me, I'm Pakistani!
Shazia Ahmad (@shazia) Performances & Installations Beginner 16 0 Tue, Jan 12
42 PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SMARTPHONES
khushboo hasija (@khushboohas) Design Beginner 7 0 Tue, Jan 12
43 Work, Food, Music, Ethics, Health, Wellness : Decoding All for People and Society
Jeeva Anna George (@jeevaannageorge) Society Intermediate 2 1 Mon, Jan 11
44 Your band as a startup and how mainstream business ideas can be applied to music
Gaurav Vaz (@gauravvaz) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 2 0 Mon, Jan 11
45 Ori-Ga-Me : fold - play - discover
pooja ugrani Design Beginner 13 0 Mon, Jan 11
46 32 Free or Cheap ways for marketing/ advertising a start-up in India
Mulchand Dedhia (@mulchand) Entrepreneurship Beginner 2 0 Mon, Jan 11
47 Beyond Photography (How to make make money).
Mulchand Dedhia (@mulchand) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 1 0 Mon, Jan 11
48 Running a successful DIY Indie music tour
Bantering Ram (@bantering-ram) Music & Sound Intermediate 4 0 Mon, Jan 11
49 Finding your own unique signature sound being a music composer/producer.
Keshav Huria (@keshuv0711) Music & Sound Intermediate 4 0 Mon, Jan 11
50 Midi Composition using Native Instruments - Maschine Mikro
Siva Baskaran (@nativeindian) Music & Sound Intermediate 4 0 Mon, Jan 11
51 The Role of Effects in Voice Production & Performance
Siva Baskaran (@nativeindian) Music & Sound Intermediate 1 0 Mon, Jan 11
52 The future of Why Loiter? - new ideas for outreach
neha singh Society Beginner 4 0 Mon, Jan 11
53 Of Legends and Tall-tales
Devanshi Shah (@devanshi42) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 3 0 Sun, Jan 10
54 Reality is an idea? Is it?
Sonia Jaffer (@thesoniajaffer) Performances & Installations Advanced 3 1 Sun, Jan 10
55 Sex Crimes And The City- How To Be Today's Carrie Bradshaw
Abhineeta Raghunath (@chilliflakes17) Society Beginner 7 1 Sat, Jan 9
56 The Dark Night Rises - entrepreneurship's dark corners, what few speak about.
Rajiv Lulla (@rajivlulla) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 6 0 Sat, Jan 9
57 The music in our heads.
Russell (@russellpandit) Performances & Installations Intermediate 3 2 Sat, Jan 9
58 Bootstrapping & Fund raising
Rohit Lalwani (@lalwanirohit) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 1 0 Fri, Jan 8
59 A STORY, A STORY!
Deeptha Vivekanand (@deevee) Performing Arts Intermediate 7 0 Fri, Jan 8
60 The psychology behind How storytelling works.
Guruprasad Shivakamat (@connectguru) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 2 0 Fri, Jan 8
61 Tinker Stories - Design for Startups
jasmeet sethi (@jsmtsethi) Design Beginner 23 1 Fri, Jan 8
62 Influence of Cheating on Human Culture & Relationships
Anish V (@anishv) Society Beginner 6 0 Thu, Jan 7
63 Politics in the 21st Century
Kenney Jacob (@kenneyjacob) Society Beginner 5 0 Thu, Jan 7
64 NeverEatAlone - How I made 700 new friends over their Dining Tables
Gopi Krishna Byluppala (@gopibyluppala) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 6 0 Thu, Jan 7
65 Performing for Free
Vijay Marur (@vjmarur) Performing Arts Intermediate 3 0 Wed, Jan 6
66 Importance of humanising businesses while adopting latest technologies
Vishvan Saran (@vishvan) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 4 0 Wed, Jan 6
67 Sustainable Experiential Travel
Hemant Albert Soreng (@hemantsoreng) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 18 0 Wed, Jan 6
68 Argentine Tango
Baile -de- Salón (@5alsa) Performing Arts Beginner 26 2 Wed, Jan 6
69 How we built a startup from Goa
Gurpreet Singh (@gnurpreet) Entrepreneurship Beginner 6 0 Tue, Jan 5
70 TATVA: a travel, nature and arts based emotional awareness and wellness practice
Kripi Malviya (@kripigrey) Entrepreneurship Beginner 5 0 Mon, Jan 4
71 Mandolin Musing
Anand Lobo (@loboanand) Performances & Installations Beginner 4 0 Sat, Jan 2
72 Getting comfortable with your sexual self
Rashi (@rashiv) Society Beginner 5 0 Sat, Jan 2
73 Get out, get going and be a woman!
Kavita Jhunjhunwala (@write2kavita) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 38 0 Thu, Dec 31
74 Dekho Magar Pyaar Se
Vikrant Dhote (@vikrantdhote) Performances & Installations Intermediate 13 0 Thu, Dec 31
75 What is it like to work on a global book project with a celebrity Chef?
Karan Bellani (@karan-bellani) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 2 0 Thu, Dec 31
76 Live Performance Production: Stand Up Comedy
Tushar Singh (@tusharsingh) Entrepreneurship Beginner 3 1 Thu, Dec 31
77 Stand Up Comedy
Tushar Singh (@tusharsingh) Performances & Installations Beginner 3 0 Thu, Dec 31
78 Gratitude Attitude and Life's Purpose
Cheelu Chandran (@cheelu) Society Beginner 2 0 Tue, Dec 29
79 Using lean experiments while iterating a business model
akshay roongta (@akshayroongta) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 7 0 Mon, Dec 28
80 Falun Gong
Vikram Badhwar (@syngrity) Performing Arts Beginner 2 0 Mon, Dec 28
81 Poetry and Rhythm - more accessible than we believe it to be
Vani Murarka (@vanimurarka) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 3 0 Sun, Dec 27
82 ​­ FOSS : What’s the Fuss About?
Nitika Agarwal (@nitikaagarwal) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 33 2 Sat, Dec 26
83 Helpdesk
Shivani Tibrewala (@shivanit) Performances & Installations Advanced 4 0 Sat, Dec 26
84 Arts and tourism - Building a bridge between theatre/dance and Goa
Padma Damodaran (@padmadaran) (proposing) Performing Arts Beginner 2 0 Sat, Dec 26
85 Truly,Madly,Deeply, designing products for your customer’s needs
Aditya Karle (@adityakarle) Design Beginner 39 0 Sat, Dec 26
86 Conscious Clubbing
Shilpika Gautam (@shilps) Society Beginner 4 0 Sat, Dec 26
87 Engineering and Technology as a solution to solving waste management issues
Ramanan Natarajan (@ramanan) Entrepreneurship Beginner 4 2 Fri, Dec 25
88 How to get Angel Funding for your startup
Ravi Mantha (@rmantha) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 5 2 Fri, Dec 25
89 Wayward: A Brief Social History of Bad Girls
Hina Sid (@hinaqui) Performances & Installations Intermediate 9 0 Thu, Dec 24
90 Let's play Innovation Games!
Tathagat (@tathagat) Entrepreneurship Beginner 3 0 Wed, Dec 23
91 Rewriting Mythology for present Day India
aditya kv (@adityakv) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 31 0 Tue, Dec 22
92 Releasing an independently made feature film-how tough is it?
Sethumadhavan Napan (@sethumadhavan) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 3 0 Tue, Dec 22
93 Solving consumer facing problems in India
Sushrut Bidwai (@sushrutbidwai) (proposing) Entrepreneurship Beginner 3 3 Mon, Dec 21
94 Science (no longer) Fiction
Anindo Ghosh (@anindo) Fringe and Geekery Beginner 31 2 Mon, Dec 21
95 Radio Under the Stars
Chhavi Sachdev (@chhavi) Performances & Installations Beginner 5 0 Mon, Dec 21
96 Podcasting 201: A checklist for creating your own podcast
Chhavi Sachdev (@chhavi) Music & Sound Intermediate 9 0 Mon, Dec 21
97 Virality and the meme
Chhavi Sachdev (@chhavi) (proposing) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 4 0 Mon, Dec 21
98 Making apps stand out in a crowded market place
Chhavi Sachdev (@chhavi) (proposing) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 5 0 Mon, Dec 21
99 Censorship vs Rating of Films in India:Where are we stuck & what's the road ahead for us?
Sethumadhavan Napan (@sethumadhavan) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 2 0 Sun, Dec 20
100 The Art & Process of Adapting a Book into a Film Screenplay
Sethumadhavan Napan (@sethumadhavan) (proposing) Interactive Media and Cinema Beginner 3 0 Sun, Dec 20
101 Connecting people through arts and culture
Nikhil Poonacha (@msnpoonacha) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 6 0 Thu, Dec 17
102 Writing a pop academic graphic novel
Nupur Jain (@nupurjain) Fringe and Geekery Intermediate 5 0 Thu, Dec 17
103 Kalari-yoga and dance
Vyshnavie Sainath (@vyshnavie) Performing Arts Intermediate 6 0 Wed, Dec 16
104 Entrepreneurship in Performing Arts
Ramkumar R S (@rsri) (proposing) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 5 3 Wed, Dec 16
105 Unbundling waste management
Achitra Borgohain (@achitrab) Entrepreneurship Intermediate 11 1 Wed, Dec 16