Kilter 2017

On health, nutrition and fitness

DATE

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.

Topics

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.

Format

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

Contact

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


Confirmed sessions

LIFT HEAVY AND EAT CLEAN

Sharoon Sunny (@sharoon)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Sun, 12 Mar
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Running as a way of life

Santhosh Padmanabhan (@santhoshrunning)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 9 Mar

Deciphering labels -ingredients, nutrition and loopholes

Huda Masood (@huda)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 4 Mar

Neurobiology of addiction

Savitr Sastri (@savitr)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 1 Mar
  • slideshow

Using catalysts to stay consistent

Ashwin Hariharan (@booleanhunter)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Tue, 28 Feb

Leveraging food for better health through data-driven approaches

Ganesh Bagler (@gansbags)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 49 upvotes
  • 17 comments
  • Mon, 27 Feb
  • slideshow

Keto and Cancer: Fact check

Dr Anushree Vartak (@anushreevartak)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 9 comments
  • Sun, 26 Feb

STRONG by Zumba

Angelynn Rozario (@angelynn)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 21 Feb
  • play_arrow

Microbiome, gut function and immunity

Ella Allred (@nutritionist)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 20 upvotes
  • 12 comments
  • Fri, 17 Feb
  • slideshow

Slack Attack

Lochan Baratakke (@lochanb)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 17 Feb

My journey in fitness and nutrition

Arvind Bhateja (@abhateja)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 17 Feb

Raq That Body - A Belly Dance Workout

Chitra Balachandran (@bombaybellyrina)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Thu, 16 Feb

TwitterGetsFitter - How community can boost your fitness journey

Chitra Balachandran (@bombaybellyrina)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 16 Feb

Circus Fitness

Kristen McQuillin (@tink)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 14 Feb
  • play_arrow

Journaling your Journey

Kristen McQuillin (@tink)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 14 Feb
  • slideshow

Unconfirmed proposals

Fitness and Pregnancy

Arthi Venkataraman (@arthi) (proposing)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 17 Mar

Woman's Health

Gowri Kulkarni (@drgowrikulkarni)

  • Full Talk
  • Advanced
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 16 Mar
  • slideshow

Fun. Fit. Fab. - An enduring step into the world of fitness.

Nupur Paul (@nupurpaulzumba)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Wed, 15 Mar

Mind, the missing link in wellness

Dheeraj Subramanian (@retrospective)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Wed, 15 Mar

What is scientific wellness?

srinivasvivek (@srinivasvivek)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 14 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

gHas Geek : Whats so special about millets

Dwiji Guru (@dwiji)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Fri, 10 Mar
  • slideshow

Gamifying your eating habits

shiva kumar bharathi (@shivakumarb)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 10 Mar
  • slideshow

The Magical Vitamin D3 & It's Value to Human Health

Amit Mehta (@amitmehta)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 10 Mar
  • slideshow

Prevention and management of psychiatric disorders with Yoga and Naturopathic medicine

Dr Naveen Halappa

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 9 Mar
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Nutrients, the Macro and the Micro

Gauri Rokkam (@gaurirokkam)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 8 comments
  • Thu, 9 Mar

The Carnivorous Human

L. Amber O'Hearn (@amberohearn)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 1 Mar
  • slideshow

Low Carb blood work up :Essential or Extravaganza

Dr.Deyananda Chakravarthy (@drdeyan)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Tue, 28 Feb

Transformation secrets -- My own experience 97kgs to 60kgs with visible abs.

medhamsh (@iammedhu)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Tue, 28 Feb
  • slideshow

Designing diets for diabetics, that they'll actually like and follow

Karan Manral (@kmanral)

  • Crisp Talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Wed, 22 Feb

Hack the food system, grow your own organic salads

Karan Manral (@kmanral)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Wed, 22 Feb

2 strategies to 2x your mental and physical performance immediately

Harsh Batra

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Wed, 22 Feb

Body as illusion

Shabari Rao (@shabari)

  • Performance
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 20 Feb

Optimizing for Happiness

Thejesh GN (@thej)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 20 Feb

Ancient Systems, Modern Applications

Steven Deobald (@stevendeobald)

  • Full Talk
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Mon, 13 Feb