Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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Siddharth Agarwal

@asid

Social Activism, Work and Impact.

Submitted Jan 16, 2016

To understand why it is imperative that the young act and how to go about doing it.

Outline

In a country that is mass producing machine cogs in science and management schools, there is a need to disrupt the system and give our kids some breathing space. To create a better society to live in, we need to bring up a better generation of people who give importance to the environment and are empathetic. The talk will focus on:

1) The orientation/disorientation that school/college offers;
2) Hidden stories, treasures and opportunities in the country (career choices and options for students/professionals);
3) The need for learning by exploring for young India (social/non-social enterprises, technlogical/medical/financial innovation, newer possibilities in the field of art);
4) Past experiences to inter-relate these topics.

Requirements

An open mind and the zeal to do something. Curiosity is a blessing!

Speaker bio

Cycled across India (2500 kms, coast to coast), walked across Rajasthan (over 700kms) and now planning to map the country on foot (while simultaneously studying social issues and creating social impact through impact partners). An engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, in love with Nature, Culture and the Forgotten People, currently working in these three zones under a new organisation by the name ‘Veditum’.

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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