About wordcon 2018

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.

21+ Speakers

25+ Topics

8+ Hours

100+ Seats


  • Registration

    9.30 AM – 10.00 AM
  • Inaugural Ceremony

    10.00 AM – 10.45 AM Invocation by Dr. Angshuman Bhattacharyya, ex-Professor of Philosophy Welcome Address by Sri Pritam Bhattacharyya, Chairman – Wordcon, Chief Wordsmith – Wordsmith Communication Address by Sri Sushobhan Mukherjee, Chairman – Infocon Global, CEO- Prime Infoserv LLP Address by Mr. Bruce Bucknell, British Dy. High Commissioner Address by Dr. Parthasarathi Bhattacharyya, MD, DM, Renowned Pulmonologist and Founder-Director of Institute of Pulmocare and Research, Calcutta Address by Swami Vedatitananda, Ramkrishna Mission Shilpamandira, Belur Formal Inauguration by Lamp Lighting
  • Tea Break

    10.45 AM – 11.00 AM
  • Panel on “Freelancing - Contemporary challenges and opportunities” – Moderated by Professor Ranjan Das

    11.30 AM – 12.15 PM 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 Launch of the book entitled “Bootstrap Market Innovation”
  • Keynote Speaker

    11.00 PM – 11.30 PM “Freelancing and New Media” by Jawhar Sircar, ex-CEO, Prasar Bharati, Government of India
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Professional Sports Person

    12.30 PM – 01.00 PM Mr.Dipendu Biswas, International Footballer
  • How to groom yourself and make a good career through Freelancing in today’s world.

    12.15 PM – 12.30 PM Mr. Subhasish Chatterjee, CEO, Connect India
  • Fashion Industry and Freelancers

    2.00 PM – 2.15 PM By Ms. Agnimitra Paul, Renowned Fashion Designer Launch of Freespace – Freelancer’s Journal
  • Networking Lunch

    1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
  • Interpersonal and Public Speaking for best Performance

    2.15 PM – 2.30 PM Mr. Saurabh Mukherjee (Saurabh Mukherjee is a certified Master Practitioner and International NLP Trainer with NFNLP (US). A certified Practitioner of Transactional Analysis(TA) (ICTA), he is also a certified Past Life Regression Therapist)
  • “Sports – A Alternate Career Sphere for name and Fame” Fireside Chat

    2.30 PM – 2.45 PM Mr. Ishan Porel, International Cricketer Mr.Bibhas Das, Cricket Coach
  • Salil Choudhury – a freelance musical genius par excellence

    2.45 PM – 3.15 PM Mr. Goutam Choudhury, Founder of salilda.com and Music Researcher and Archivist, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Panel on “Freelancing to Social Enterprise building”

    3.15 PM – 4.00 PM Moderated by Kaushik Bhattahcarya, Chief Strategy Office, Prime Infoserv LLP Ms. Mallika Chatterjee, Founder of Tastebazar.com Mr. Jigar Kantharia, 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 University,Business School for Freelancers
  • Tea Break

    4.00 PM –4.15 PM
  • “Journey of a Musician”

    4.15 PM – 4.45 PM Life Story by Mr.Joyshankar, Surma-Dohar Musical Group
  • “Mental Health and You”

    4.45 PM – 5.00 PM Dr. Devasis Ghosh, Mental Health Professional and Holistic Healing Researcher
  • Award + Musical Finale

    5.00 PM – 5.20 PM Mr. Parijat Biswas, Lyricist, Composer and Musician
  • Vote of Thanks

    5.20 PM – 5.30 PM