Kilter 2017

Kilter 2017

On health, nutrition and fitness

About the conference

Kilter is a conference on improving your body via better nutrition, fitness and habits.

In this first ever edition, the conference will feature talks on data-driven approaches to health and fitness; diets and nutrition; science of food; and food hacking. We are inviting proposals for talks, workshops and demos from researchers and practitioners on these topics.

Kilter aims to appeal to the widest possible range of individuals who are passionate about and curious to learn how the body works.

Proposals are currently closed.


We are looking for talks covering the following topics:

  1. Medical tests relating to nutrition & well-being
  2. Body fat, body temperature and other in-depth aspects of the body
  3. What do you monitor when you monitor your health?
  4. Exercise and fitness, and its impact on physical and mental well-being
  5. Exercise testing and monitoring
  6. Cravings and couplings: what we can eat instead when we crave for a specific item, and what two food items do or don’t go together because they catalyze/inhibit nutrient absorption

Please take a look at the submitted and confirmed proposals below before you submit yours.


Kilter is a three-track conference:

  • Talks in the main auditorium.
  • Demos, workshops, and Birds Of a Feather (BOF) sessions in the banquet hall.
  • Activities like Slack Lining and Bicycling in the lawn.

##We are inviting proposals for:
On event days, talk and activities held:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks, which cover conceptual topics and include case studies.
  • Crisp 15 minute demos and how-to talks for when you don’t need more time.
  • Sponsored sessions, of 15 minutes and 40 minutes durations (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
  • Hands-on workshop sessions of 30 to 60 minute duration where participants follow the instructors in practice. (Please indicate equipment and space requirements when submitting your workshop proposal.)
  • Birds Of a Feather (BOF) sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours duration: focussed discussion topics with three to four facilitators who guide the conversation.
  • Performance sessions of 15 to 45 minutes with one or more persons. (Please indicate equipment and space requirements when submitting your performance proposal.)

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. Please make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your speaking experience and delivery style. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides or a blog post within one week of submitting your proposal.

Selection Process Flowchart

You can check back on this page for the status of your proposal. We will notify you if we either move your proposal to the next round or if we reject it. Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry to the conference is free for selected speakers.

Travel grants

As our budget is limited, we prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. Grants will be made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

*Speaker travel grants will be given in the order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Asia and Africa.

Important dates

Deadline for submitting proposals: 18 Mar, 2017
Conference dates: 1-2 April, 2017


For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact or call +91-7676332020.

Hosted by

Kilter is a group for geeks and enthusiasts who want to discuss nutrition, diet, fitness and lifestyle. Follow Kilter on Twitter more

Harsh Batra

2 strategies to 2x your mental and physical performance immediately

Submitted Feb 22, 2017

Google is the go to source for everything today. At the click of a button you can get your questions answered on everything from weight loss to muscle gain, sickness, sports and everything in between. But how do you know who to believe? Medical science and its associated fields are probably the biggest field of inquiry. According to Arif E. JINHA research from the University of Ottawa the approximate number of published paper by the end of 2009 were 50,712,009. In the past 8 years that number has only gone up. There are so many ways to achieve the same results and so many sources which provide contradictory evidence. Which source should you trust? In this talk we will dig into how you can decipher between real-science and psuedo-science, the fun attached to experimentation and the 1 source which can enable you to 2x your mental and physical performance immediately.


  1. What is science?
  2. Examples of good science and bad science
  3. The 1 big rule which allows you to decide whether you should pay attention to the research or not
  4. All your body cares about is the nutrients, irrespective of whether you get that nutrition through eggs, supplements, protein powders or the sun
  5. How a 5 month experiment on Vitamin D in 2011 got me hooked to the science of nutrition
  6. Live examples of how I use science to make decisions on what I eat, drink and how I exercise
  7. 1 source you should immediately sign up for if you want to immediately 2x your mental and physical performance. Hint - they are a group of scientists who debunk the research for you.

Speaker bio

Harsh believes that whatever gets measured gets managed. He has been tracking his health and exercise routine for the past 10 years. Due to his keen interest in nutrition, exercise and science, he is always experimenting to outperform his previous best records. Over the years he has been able to collect sources in which he trusts to obtain the constantly evolving scientific research that is released to keep on 2x’ing his mental and physical performance.



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Hosted by

Kilter is a group for geeks and enthusiasts who want to discuss nutrition, diet, fitness and lifestyle. Follow Kilter on Twitter more