The Goa Project 2018

The Goa Project 2018

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Fountainhead Resort, Alibaug

The Goa Project is an annual “unconference” that brings together a diverse set of people from various fields – to converse, collaborate and co-create. Attendees learn, share, and exchange ideas in a range of different formats.

If you have a topic, skill or insight that you believe is worth conducting a debate, discussion, talk, workshop on, go on and use the Funnel to propose a session for it. If you are a performer - be it a solo act, a band, a magician, or an artist, nominate your performance under the section performance. Performers will be given a slot in the evenings once the session wraps up.

We encourage attendees to vote on the proposed topics. The opinion of our event participants is a key factor while curating the sessions that make it into the final agenda.

We have a framework of tracks - Society, Design, Interactive Media & Cinema, Fringe, Music, Performing Arts, etc. and a separate track for workshops. These are defined as sections in the submission form, we may refine these tracks/sections in the next step of the funnel with YOUR contributions.

Note:
Topics related to religion and politics are not accepted. For your proposal to be considered you need to complete the Delegate Application form here https://goo.gl/forms/gXMi5hPmjWEfq8fz1.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more

Srilakshmi

@sriiyer89

Being a Design Entrepreneur

Submitted Sep 30, 2018

I am an Independent Consultant (aka freelancer, collaborator) and an entrepreneur.
In the past, there was a reason why I stayed away from anything related to finance and business administration. I just couldn’t understand them. Even today, they are intolerable. But indepenndent consultancy forces me to enngage with them.

I do not hail from a traditional design background, but my friends do. And they have often voiced their concerns about not knowing anything about business administration and/or negotiations, but circumstances puts them in situations where they should have known. In fact, in order to sustain, they end up compromising on their quality and/or feel frustrated.

In this forum I want to talk about my experience as a designer, attempting to sustain in this unfamiliar world of business/entrepreneurship. By sharing my story, I want to invite conversations and personal stories with this experience. By allowing for individual storytelling, I want to make non-business-minded design entrepreneurs to feel motivated, and not feel alone.

Outline

  1. My idea, and why I felt the need to start something by myself
  2. My expectations
  3. The Reality
  4. My learnings: Self Identity, LinkedIN, Negotiations, Networking (certains tricks that worked)
  5. My key take-out for current and potential design entrepreneurs

Requirements

Their listening techniques. If deaf, then a hearing aid.

Speaker bio

My decisions in the recent past led me to become an independent consultant.
My desire to materialise my ideas led me to establish a creative venture.

Both are on thin ice beacuase I do not know the tricks and trade of entrepreneurship, business management, negotiations and networking. But I am learning, and I know that I am not alone.

Slides

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sriiyer89/

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