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.

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

shiva kumar bharathi


Gamifying your eating habits

Submitted Mar 10, 2017

What is it?

There is lot of information out there when it comes to what to eat. It is confusing for people to follow a system plus there are very few people in the health industry who are committed to transferring that knowledge into a habit or a behavior

The talk will focus on how important it is to build healthy eating habits and top 5 leassons that is helping the players to keep the habits.

What are your take aways?
You will understand the three key parts that makes a behavior- trigger, motivation and simplicity

How you can apply that using principles of nature, listening to you body and support from people who can play this game with you

Who is it for?
If you have situations:

like either building the habit or sustaining them

Managing simple illness like cold, gastritis, healthy bowel movements

detoxification process

alternatives for five whites


Healthy eating habits has three aspects to it:

by following ‘MOON CYCLES’ (from 11thday of the previous new moon till the forthcoming full moon and from the 11thday of the previous full moon to forthcoming new moon)

and enabling ‘body wisdom’ which is the five senses(seeing, feeling/touching, smelling, hearing and tasting

through community supported coaching( There are over five levels to this game and each player supports a another person and collectively people support each other who are playing at different levels)


Fruits- local, native, seasonal

Speaker bio

Shiva kumar is wellness coach who is enabling people to build healthy eating/lifestyle habits through replacing their unhealthy environments in their life

He is tree hugger, volunteers at a farm once in 2 weeks, eats only fruits for 12 days in a month and enjoys taking rest.

Other things:
o Been part of core team which has trained/coached over 15000 Professionals/Students

o Personally Coached/Mentored over 2000 people on Learning, Leadership, Building careers and Life skills.

o I’m the Youngest “Professional Certified Coach” Credential holder from International Coach Federation.

o Have got 9+years of running small business operations/finance functions



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