3rd International Freelancer's Conference

Feb 9, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

  • The Park

  • 16 Park Street

  • Kolkata


This event has ended. Please contact organizer for more details.


Wordcon is one of the initiatives of Freelance Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to connect Indian Freelancers with the global community and the ecosystem.  The ecosystem constitutes almost the entire un-organized sector of the global economy. As per un-official estimate, India has 15 million freelancers!

Wordcon is consciously aware of being unique.  It is Eastern India’s only Conference dedicated to Freelancers and Freelancing and perhaps India’s only one focused on the Freelance Ecosystem.

Theme: Harmonizing Income, Leisure and Fame in the post-industrial age

Venue: The Park, 16 Park Street, Kolkata

Date: 9th February 2018 (FRIDAY)

Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Theme:  Freelancing – Harmonizing Income, Leisure and Fame in the Digital World.

Program Flow

  • Registration
  • Inaugural Ceremony
    • Invocation by Dr. Angshuman Bhattacharyya, ex-Professor of Philosophy
    • Welcome Address by Mr. Pritam Bhattacharyya, Chairman – Freelance Foundation, Chief Wordsmith – Wordsmith Communication,
    • Address by Mr. Sushobhan Mukherjee, Chief Architect Wordcon and Chairman, Infosec Foundation
    • Address by Mr. Bruce Bucknell, British Dy. High Commissioner
    • Address by Dr. Parthasarathi Bhattacharyya, MD, DM, Renowned Pulmonologist and Founder-Director IPCS
    • Address by Mr. Partha Chatterjee, Minister-in-Charge, Department of Education, Govt. of WB *
    • Formal Inauguration by Lamp Lighting.
  • Keynote Speech “Freelancing and New Media” by Jawhar Sircar, ex-CEO, Prasar Bharati, Government of India
  • Panel on “Freelancing - Contemporary challenges and opportunities” –  by
    • Dr. Pachisia, Medical professional and entrepreneur – Founder of Kolkatadentist
    • Mr. Okolie Odafa - Nigerian Footballer *
    • Mr. Gaurav Purkayastha, Advocate, Calcutta High Court
    • Mr. Kashinath Bhattacharyya, Sports Journalist
    • Professor  Gobinda Roy, Research Scientist, VGSOM, IIT-Kharagpur
  • “How to groom yourself and make a good career through Freelancing in today’s world” – Mr. Subhasish Chatterjee, CEO, ConnectIndia  
  • “Freelance Musician – Career and Fame” - Aninda Chatterjee, Chandrabindu 
  • “Fashion Industry and Freelancers” – by Ms. Agnimitra Paul*, Renowned Fashion Designer  
  • Launch of Freespace – Freelancer’s Journal
  • Freelancers in Insurance Industry – Star Health Group
  • “Salil Choudhury – a freelance musical genius par excellence” – Mr. Goutam Choudhury, Founder of salilda.com and Music Researcher and Archivist, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
  • Panel on “Freelancing to Social  Enterprise building” – Moderated by Abdur Rafi, CISO, ABP Group
    • Ms. Malleka Chatterjee, Founder of Tastebazar.com
    • Mr. Jigar Kantharia, English <> French Translator from Ahmedabad
    • Mr. Syed, CA from Bangladesh
    • Ms. Sonali Ghosh Singh – Editor-in-Chief, Ritabak - literary-cultural organization  
  • Launch of Abakash Samagra  authored by Dr. Abakash Ranjan Kar, ex-Editor, Freespace and Professor and Head, Department of Leisure, Wordsmith Business School for Freelancers
  • “Earning one’s living as a freelance artist” – Dialogue with Surma-Dohar Musical Group
  • “Mental Health and You” – Dr. Devasis Ghosh, Mental Health Professional and Holistic Healing Researcher
  • Award + Musical Finale  
  • Vote of Thanks

*Confirmation awaited 


The Park

16 Park Street ,Kolkata


Explara uses cookies to enhance your experience. By using our site, you agree to our privacy policy.