Reflections@50 is a unique conference with one simple goal: To reflect on how the Hindu socio-cultural-spiritual movement has flourished in Americas over the past half-century, and to explore its course for the next half-century. We not only wish to pay tribute to the pioneers who tenaciously and steadfastly nurtured its growth, we also wish to give voice to the next generation so they can articulate their vision for the future as they take up the torch of this movement so lovingly nurtured by the pioneering generation.
To that end, we are pleased to bring together an array of eminent speakers and panelists who, over the course of conference, will share their thoughts on a variety of subjects of importance to all Hindu Americans, such as, the important role Hindu women play in preserving our valuable traditions, the many contributions of our pioneering generation, the perspectives of our youth on issues relevant to their generation, effective advocacy to ensure the voice of the Hindu community continues to be heard in the public square, the evolving role of our dharmic institutions as the future unfolds, the role of selfless service in expanding our influence in the American society, and so on.
Our speakers and panelists come from many different areas of expertise, and with an amazing list of accomplishments as scientists, technologists, business leaders, medical professionals, spiritual leaders, thought leaders, policy makers and so on. We are truly honored to have them with us on one platform.
I invite you to peruse the list of our guest speakers/panelists and check out their diverse backgrounds and the summaries of what they will be discussing. I am confident that you will come away just as excited about this unique event as I am.
Stay healthy and safe. See you at the conference!
|Opening Ceremony Convener's Welcome||Dr. Jai G. Bansal – Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Lab (ret.)|
|Opening Remarks||Dr. Abhaya Asthana – President, World Hindu Council of America (VHPA)|
|Keynote Address||Vyomesh Joshi – President & CEO, 3D Systems|
MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL, CO-CHAIR - HINDU MANDIR EXEC. COUNCIL
VICE PRESIDENT AND SENIOR SALES LEADER
ASSOCIATE - MCKINSEY & CO MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
Entrepreneur and President - Seed the Word Foundation
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - HOWARD COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, WASHINGTON DC
Israni President - Excel Test Prep
Managing Director - Hindu American Foundation
Director - Dharmic Life & Hindu Spiritual Advisor, Georgetown Univ.
VP of Engineering (Cloud Security) at Akamai
Creator and host of The Sham Sharma Show
Founder and President of SCIFAR a FinTech Startup
Head - Digital Government and Transportation Bussiness at Amazon
VP of Support-A-Child Project of VHPA, Entrepreneur and Writer
President - Vivekananda Yoga University, Los Angeles, CA
President - Infospectrum, President - Ekal Foundation USA
Scholar – Indian History, Co-Founder of think-tank on Indian History Awareness and Research (Houston, Tx), Director, Arsha Vidya Satsanga
Social Impact Advisor
Founder - OBO Movement
State Representative - Ohio 42nd District
Founder, Board Member, & Public Policy Columnist
Youth Advocate against Substance Abuse
Painter Artist - Mithila/Madhubani Style
Director - National Mission for Manuscripts (Govt of India)
Communications Coordinator - Great Lakes Coalition
Former President - VHPA and Ekal
James Frank Family Professor of Comp Sc at Dartmouth University
President - Hindus of Greater Houston
Physician - Internal Medicine
Businessman, Alumni of London School of Economics, UK & Harvard Business School, Boston
President - Hindu Student Council at Rutgers University
National President - Hindu Student Council
President - Hindu Student Council at Montgomery High School, NJ
Hindu Student Council, Former VP of Hindu YUVA at Ohio State Univ
National President - Hindu YUVA
Business Development Executive
Trustee - Hindu Society of Minnesota
Advisory Board - Hindu American Foundation
School Administrator at Hindu Temple of Minnesota
State Representative - Michigan 41st District
Theater and voiceover artist