March 28, Track II

About The Goa Project

The Goa project is an attempt to create a forum by passionate volunteers who are entrepreneurs, designers, artists, musicians and the likes where they can speak beyond the languages of their profession. We are young, energetic, and as such: the forum is not for the "done and retiring", but for the "up and coming" generation, and the hope is that through the fusion of art, culture, ambitions and technology, we will find a unified voice to express our creativity. The Goa Project is a trip, to discover, find mutual admiration, learn and redefine yourself and what you create, there on.

Track theme

The planet (and, indeed, our species) owes its current position to those who kept saying 'What If?' and then went ahead and did it. If you are one of these, we want you in here! You could be a musician, a scientist, a housewife, or anything else. You could be working towards making death unnecessary for any human, or have designed a building that's based on a Javanese art form. Anything, really - that showcases the human tendency to push beyond the borders of the known. Here's where you get your chance to interact, play and mash up your ideas in front of a crowd of the brightest and most unconventional minds you'll ever see.

Track Manager(s):

  1. Udhay Shankar (@udhay_shankar)
  2. Preetham VV (@vvpreetham)

Commitment to Sharing

We believe in open source as the binding force of our community. What you share, will be used in the Goa Project Communities, videos recorded (unless specicially asked not to - for a off-the-record topic) will be shared with the audience and the community around The Goa Project.

Speaking submissions

You can submit a proposal to speak at The Goa Project (and can nominate others too - please let them know you nominated them) via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you'd like to be voted up into the schedule. In particular, we want to hear why you/nominated are the best person to be delivering a talk on your proposed topic.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to a month before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from event delegates (Ticket holders), as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

This event also has a Program Committee (Track Managers) of selected individuals from the community whose votes have additional weight, and whose charge is to help you refine your proposal and prepare it for the event. The Track Managers are responsible for ensuring that the final schedule meets the high quality standards that participants expect.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks/sessions are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.


To attend The Goa Project 2013, sign up for the event at


Lecture - One speaker sharing their viewpoint, followed by a short Q&A
Debate - Two opposite viewpoints on a topic, backed by two strong speakers or two teams.
Q&A - A Panel of Experts, with the audience asking questions - each question gets a limited time to be answered and to move to the next question.
Workshop - a 1 Hour session on teaching a specific skillset or topic by an expert
Lightning Talk (5x5 Style) - 5 Mins for 5 Slides and then we yank the cord!
Birds of a Feather Meet - Informal and Casual discussions and debate on a topic. Share what you know, hear what others know - you walk out knowing more about a topic.

Status: Closed