Reminiscence of folks who attended #TGP2015

We share with you the experience of folks who attended The Goa Project 2015 and went back and wrote blog entries. If you have written one on the TGP experience, do send us your link too, so we can archive it here!

Amith Prabhu shares his experience:

Three things I liked at the The Goa Project, which I feel are reasons enough to attend such unconferences in the future. People from different walks of life who are complete strangers attend. I did not know a single person but at the end of two days I had made friends with nearly a dozen interesting individuals including an art therapist, a make-up artist, an in-film placement expert, a design thinker, an econometrician, a bespoke designer, a theatre actor, a linguist, a podcaster and a spa owner among others. Can there be a wider variety? The unconference meant anyone could apply to be a speaker and share a point of view. So one could attend sessions as diverse as women-centric cinema, fund raising in the arts, the power to change habits and stress management among others. Most importantly the sea-side ambience provided a relaxed setting for learning with fun.

Expect the Unexpected says ZeroGravity:

Meeting diverse group of people helps simulate the thinking beyond our limited scope and sometimes set routine. Source of an ideas could be the most unexpected space when we give up inhibitions, allow our subconscious to go beyond. Trigger could be a most unorthodox source. Designers, Artists, Start Ups, Creators, Does — thinks and entrepreneurs are such people who always excel on their own way.A chance to listen to them was “The Goa Project”.

Shena documents doing a DO:

Many thanks to Padma Damodaran who remembered the Doggie Dos we did and invited one to The Goa Project. It’s been a while, but doing a Do is always fun, and this time was no different.

 

It’s the time to propose!

What brings us all together at The Goa Project? A whole range of interesting conversations and talks, first and foremost. The way it works is simple – check out the funnel to see what the topics being proposed are, and go ahead and propose a topic you’d like to share! Remember, the topics are chosen by vote – all those attending and interested in attending will cast their votes on which topics they’d like to hear at TGP.

There’s no restriction on what you’d like to speak on, though we’ve broadly categorized the tracks into these six:

1. Design

2. Fringe (Geekery and Life hacks) – covers technology as well.

3. Interactive Media and Cinema

4. Performing Arts and Music

5. Society

6. Workshops

We are excited to see the diverse and interesting topics and conversations that are sure to come about as different topics and proposals come in! This is what the event is all about – fascinating and unique conversations around a vast array of topics proposed by attendees, chosen by attendees and interesting to attendees.

The funnel to propose topics for The Goa Project 2015, is now live and ready for you: http://funnel.thegoaproject.com/2015.

Propose a new topic at http://funnel.thegoaproject.com/2015/new.

Please keep the deadlines in mind, and get your proposals in before that!

The deadline for  proposing a session is Jan 25th, 2015

The voting deadline is Jan 30th, 2015

 

Get thinking, get proposing, and see you in Goa!

 

More feedback and luurve = we’re happy!

We’ve had a few folks who went back and wrote blog entries. If you’re written one on the TGP experience, do send us your link too, so we can archive it here!

Shilpa Sunderraj wraps up her experience of TGP 14 here:
“The speakers, participants, volunteers and organizers made The Goa Project exciting and enriching. Events were tracked into Fringe, Society, Design, Geekery, Workshops and Arts Media & Entertainment workshops or presentations. But what was truly inspiring was the content presented by speakers from diverse backgrounds; they were were also some of the most down-to-earth people I met!”

Jeeva Ann George on her unconference experience:
“Learnt so much more about sound, taking pictures, Art – The Lovely Priyanka Patel was so awesome. Paras and Rakhi had such lovely things to share that always interested me. Such fun to facilitate Kanan Dhru’s session! Thanks Kavita for asking me about in the first place. From food, to law, to geekery to just those lovely conversations with Nayana, Raghava, Edwin, Vinay, Neena, Nisha, Reshmi, Aarohi, PK, Priyashmitha, Shwetha, Shilpa, Alicia and our Photographer man – Vijay Varadan – who made me do full bollywood tree hugging and Siddharth Manoharan clicking away.”

Sunderesan Sekar on the unconference:
“The Success of Lucia, the first ever Kannada crowd funded movie and the keynote of Director Pawan Kumar deserves a special mention. This was one of the biggest takeaways of the event for me as the power of the people and the power of social media when rightly used can create magic was explained in a interesting manner. Really looking forward to watching the movie soon.”

Saravana on meeting interesting people:
“The Goa Project” is basically not a typical start-up/entrepreneurs conference, they call it “Unconference” meaning it consist of diverse tracks across various fields. You end up meeting people from various backgrounds like music, social, technology, etc. The event is organised by volunteers who have passion and interest in various areas. One of those great things about events like this is, you’ll be amazed how you end up meeting some of the people, whom you would have never met (or would not have a chance to meet).