The Awards Governing Council of Goafest has extended the dates for submission of entries for 2014 edition of Goafest Abbys. The last date for submission of entries for Media Abbys is April 15 before 5 pm, and for Creative, Broadcaster and Publisher Abbys it is April 17 before 5 pm.
Scheduled to be held on May 29-31, the Goafest will be hosted by The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa. This year, two new categories - Promo-Activation and PR - have been included, along with Broadcaster and Publisher Abbys. The organising committee has also released the first list of speakers for Goafest 2014 Knowledge Seminars recently.
The initial set of names include Preethi Mariappan (ECD, Razorfish, Germany); Melanie Varley (chief strategy officer, global, MEC); Norm Johnson (chief digital officer, Mindshare); Alicia Souza (illustration designer/artist/ e-commerce entrepreneur); Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran (youngest app developers in India); and a group known as AIB (All India Bakchod); Devdutt Pattanaik (mythologist, author, leadership); D K Hema and Hema Hari (founders, BharathGyan).
Continuing on the platform of learning, celebrating, fellowship and fun, Goafest 2014 will have exhibitions of shortlisted award entries, entertainment programmes, rain dance, foam dance, beach and adventure sports on all the days.