Bringing Tomorrow into Today's Choices

1st Annual Ekal Youth Conference

September 19 - 20, 2009, Washington DC

Invitation

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, Washington DC chapter is proud to host the first First Annual Ekal Youth Conference – 2009. This conference aims to strengthen Ekal Foundation’s vision for village development, education, and civic empowerment.

The Ekal Youth Volunteers have been embedded into the philosophy and vision of Ekal, and are engaged in several activities either individually or in groups to support Ekal’s mission and vision. This is the first time where the youth diaspora would come together, share and discuss their work, ideas, and future plans to enable Ekal activities with better prospects. We feel that tour research or project presentation will add tremendous value towards this objective.

We invite you to participate and attend this conference; and motivate the presenters for their work, ideas, and plans. We seek your active participation to make this conference a great success.

Venue for the Conference

Chase Suites Hotels, 1380 PICCARD Drive Rockville, MD 20850.
Ph : 1-888-433-9407, 301-590-9880. http://www.chasehotelrockville.com

Youth Student Volunteers will be provided accommodation by Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA at the hotel.

Contact Address

Website: http://www.ekaldc.org/eyc2009
Email: eyc2009@ekaldc.org – please use this email ID for all submissions or contacts.

Organizing Committee

Coordinators : Pankaj Chadha, Ritu Linhart
Advisors : Shashi Shrivastav, Brij Shrivastav
Program Coordinators: Viral Patel, Sanjay Bhatt, Jiban Khuntia, Chandrashekar Tadikonda, Dharmendra Kumar, Ashwin Saboo, Utkarsh Varshney, Arpana Sali, Aditi Shrivastava, Nikhil Mehta

Bringing Tomorrow into Today's Choices

First Annual Ekal Youth Conference

September 19 - 20 , 2009, Washington DC

 

Tentative Agenda and Presenters 

19th September 2009 : 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Inaugural Session

Rekindle the Spirit

 

10:30-10:35

Welcome and Inauguration

 

10:35-10:45

Speech of Chief Guest

Charles Regan
VP & General Manager
National Geographic Maps 

Session 1

Expanding the Horizon

Moderator: Viral Patel

10:45-10:55

Let’s make Ekal Vidyalaya “Spatial”!

Anand Trivedi & Mukul

10:55-11:05

Arogya Project Assessment Study

Jiban Khuntia

 

Ekal Web Site Design : Ideas and Challenges (To be presented during National Meeting)

Viral Patel

Session 2

Tales from the Traveler

Moderator: Nikhil Mehta

11:05-11:15

My Vision for School Visits by Youth

Sanjay Bhatt

11:15-11:25

Ekal School Visits by Youth Last Three Years’ in perspective

Nikhil Mehta

11:25-11:35

Teaching the Children at Ekal schools - Using Slates

Vindhya Adapa

Session 3

Logs, Legs and Blogs    

Moderator : Mihir Vaidya

11:35-11:45

Fundamental Concept in Fundraising—Service

Kedar Mulpuri

11:45-11:55

Leveraging from Newer Technologies on Internet

Mihir Vaidya

11:55-12:05 

Media Library Log 

 Mehul Shah/Ritu Linhart

 

Ekal Marathon (To be presented if time permits)

 

Session 4

Ignite the Passion

Moderator: Pankaj Chadha

12:05-12:15

Raising Ekal Awareness amongst Youth and Community

Shachi Dave & Tejas Devaraj

12:15-12:25

Publicizing Matching Donations by Corporations 

Mihir Vaidya

 

Traditional Fundraising with Annual Programs (To be presented if time permits)


12:25-12:30

Concluding session

 

20th September 2009 : 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

 

Session 5

Moving Ahead

Moderator : Jiban Khuntia

7:00 -9:00


 

Poster Session

The Artistic Mind

 

Both Days

Pictures from School Visits

All

Both Days

Local Essay Contest Entries    

Kalpana Fruitwala


For more information, contact Pankaj Chadha at (803) 553-4206 or info@ekaldc.org