It’s going to be an unconvention with workshops, lectures and whole host of other events on March 28 and 29. Also, it’s going to be in Goa.
As far as conventions and conferences go, The Goa Project stands out from the recent pack simply because of its unusual format. This two-day event will take place in Goa between March 28 and March 29. The Goa Project is not the first unconference of its kind, but it is an interesting opportunity to learn some new skills and a perfectly good place to network and mingle with some innovative people. The entire project is not-for-profit and is run by a team of over 40 volunteers. The direction of the project is made clearer by the six broad tracks which are Music and Performing Arts, Society, Entrepreneurship, Visual Arts and Design, Film and Fringe. Anyone who wishes to attend The Goa Project will be encouraged to participate as much as possible because the event relies heavily on crowd-sourcing. This means that the participants of The Goa Project need to also contribute to lectures, mini-workshops, jam sessions or any other events. Participants will also vote on which events will take place at the convention.
Check out the ‘Funnel‘ section on The Goa Project’s website in order to find out which lecture or workshop is being offered by other participants. It is over here that participants can vote for which event they would like to attend. It is essential for the convention to get volunteers for various events and talks, so prospective contributors should go ahead and contact the volunteer staff in order to get onto the ‘Funnel’ page. Nominations for new events will close on March 10. So far we’ve spotted workshops that deal with Origami, Gamification (as in video games), designing Indian typefaces and even a lecture about God and Zero. Apart from this inclusive method of programming, six keynote speakers are confirmed to speak at the event.
The Goa Project will also be a crowd-funded festival which will rely on donations from various sources in order to secure a location in Goa for the actual location as well as other production costs. Donations can be made to the event on crowd-funding website Wishberry, which you can check out over here. You can register for the Goa Project on their website and the ticket will set you back Rs 5,000. More from The Goa Project soon, stay tuned.