1–2 April 2017, Bangalore
Status: Awaiting jury selection

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:

We are inviting proposals for:

On event days, talk and activities held:

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 info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
Sharoon Sunny (@sharoon) Full Talk Beginner 3 5 Sun, 12 Mar
2 Running as a way of life
Santhosh Padmanabhan (@santhoshrunning) Full Talk Beginner 1 0 Thu, 9 Mar
3 Deciphering labels -ingredients, nutrition and loopholes
Huda Masood (@huda) Crisp Talk Intermediate 3 1 Sat, 4 Mar
4 Neurobiology of addiction  
Savitr Sastri (@savitr) Full Talk Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 1 Mar
5 Using catalysts to stay consistent
Ashwin Hariharan (@booleanhunter) Crisp Talk Beginner 3 6 Tue, 28 Feb
6 Leveraging food for better health through data-driven approaches  
Ganesh Bagler (@gansbags) Full Talk Beginner 49 17 Mon, 27 Feb
7 Keto and Cancer: Fact check
Dr Anushree Vartak (@anushreevartak) Full Talk Beginner 4 9 Sun, 26 Feb
8 STRONG by Zumba  
Angelynn Rozario (@angelynn) Workshops Intermediate 2 2 Tue, 21 Feb
9 Microbiome, gut function and immunity  
Ella Allred (@nutritionist) Full Talk Intermediate 20 12 Fri, 17 Feb
10 Slack Attack
Lochan Baratakke (@lochanb) Workshops Beginner 4 0 Fri, 17 Feb
11 My journey in fitness and nutrition
Arvind Bhateja (@abhateja) Crisp Talk Intermediate 3 2 Fri, 17 Feb
12 Raq That Body - A Belly Dance Workout
Chitra Balachandran (@bombaybellyrina) Workshops Intermediate 1 5 Thu, 16 Feb
13 TwitterGetsFitter - How community can boost your fitness journey
Chitra Balachandran (@bombaybellyrina) Crisp Talk Beginner 1 2 Thu, 16 Feb
14 Circus Fitness  
Kristen McQuillin (@tink) Workshops Beginner 3 0 Tue, 14 Feb
15 Journaling your Journey  
Kristen McQuillin (@tink) Workshops Beginner 4 0 Tue, 14 Feb

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Fitness and Pregnancy
Arthi Venkataraman (@arthi) (proposing) Full Talk Intermediate 1 0 Fri, 17 Mar
2 Woman's Health  
Gowri Kulkarni (@drgowrikulkarni) Full Talk Advanced 2 0 Thu, 16 Mar
3 Fun. Fit. Fab. - An enduring step into the world of fitness.
Nupur Paul (@nupurpaulzumba) Full Talk Intermediate 11 7 Wed, 15 Mar
4 Mind, the missing link in wellness
Dheeraj Subramanian (@retrospective) Full Talk Beginner 2 3 Wed, 15 Mar
5 What is scientific wellness?    
srinivasvivek (@srinivasvivek) Full Talk Intermediate 2 2 Tue, 14 Mar
6 gHas Geek : Whats so special about millets  
Dwiji Guru (@dwiji) Full Talk Beginner 3 6 Fri, 10 Mar
7 Gamifying your eating habits  
shiva kumar bharathi (@shivakumarb) Full Talk Intermediate 1 1 Fri, 10 Mar
8 The Magical Vitamin D3 & It's Value to Human Health  
Amit Mehta (@amitmehta) Crisp Talk Intermediate 2 4 Fri, 10 Mar
9 Prevention and management of psychiatric disorders with Yoga and Naturopathic medicine    
Dr Naveen Halappa Full Talk Intermediate 1 0 Thu, 9 Mar
10 Nutrients, the Macro and the Micro
Gauri Rokkam (@gaurirokkam) Crisp Talk Beginner 4 8 Thu, 9 Mar
11 The Carnivorous Human  
L. Amber O'Hearn (@amberohearn) Full Talk Beginner 3 0 Wed, 1 Mar
12 Low Carb blood work up :Essential or Extravaganza
Dr.Deyananda Chakravarthy (@drdeyan) Full Talk Intermediate 4 5 Tue, 28 Feb
13 Transformation secrets -- My own experience 97kgs to 60kgs with visible abs.  
medhamsh (@iammedhu) Full Talk Beginner 5 5 Tue, 28 Feb
14 Designing diets for diabetics, that they'll actually like and follow
Karan Manral (@kmanral) Crisp Talk Beginner 2 4 Wed, 22 Feb
15 Hack the food system, grow your own organic salads
Karan Manral (@kmanral) Full Talk Beginner 4 6 Wed, 22 Feb
16 2 strategies to 2x your mental and physical performance immediately
Harsh Batra Full Talk Beginner 2 7 Wed, 22 Feb
17 Body as illusion
Shabari Rao (@shabari) Performance Intermediate 3 2 Mon, 20 Feb
18 Optimizing for Happiness
Thejesh GN (@thej) Full Talk Intermediate 3 3 Mon, 20 Feb
19 Ancient Systems, Modern Applications
Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald) Full Talk Beginner 4 7 Mon, 13 Feb