40th Annual VSNA Convention 2017
July 2nd - 3rd
The schedule of events is for planning purpose only. It should not be construed as the actual program. The Convention committee reserves the right to change/modify some or whole part of the program without giving any notice. The final program may not be ready until a few weeks before the Convention date. Please check the website periodically under ‘Program’ for updates. Thanks for visiting the Convention website.
Venue:
Gemstone Banquet Hall @ Park Plaza Tower
13111 North Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Youth Retreat

Dallas, Texas

A guided tour to Dallas for registered youth 14 years and above.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration



4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Social Hour



3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Joint BOD/BOR Meeting



5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Inaugural Events



6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Vachanantakshari



6:45 pm - 7:35 pm

Veerashaivism in America Panel Discussion



7:35 pm - 7:45 pm

History of VSNA



7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Buffet Dinner



8:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Cultural Entertainment

Nataka Chaitra Drama (8:45 - 10:00)
Classical Music Concert by Rochan Yakkundi (10:00 - 10:35)
Cultural Programs (10:35 - 11:00)
6:30 am - 7:15 am

Yoga Sessions



7:15 am - 8:00 am

Linga Pooja



7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast



8:45 am - 11:10 am

Inaugural Event



11:10 am - 11:20 am

Detroit Presentation



11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Business Forum and Panel

Introduction to Professionals Panel

College Admissions Panel

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break



12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids Competitions (ongoing throughout the day)



1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

General Body Meeting



2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Anubhava Ghosti (Open to All)



3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel with Swamijis for Youth



3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Snacks

 


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jeopardy Competition for Adults



5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jeopardy Competition for Youth



6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speech Competition Finals for Youth



6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Awards Ceremony



6:50 pm - 7:45 pm

Cultural Entertainment

VSNA Youth Fashion Show (6:50 - 7:15) Drama by VSNA Youth (7:15 - 7:45)
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Dinner



8:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Cultural Entertainment

Cultural Programs (8:45 - 9:30)
Sitar and Vachana Music Concert By Khan Brothers (9:30 - 11:00)
6:00 am - 6:45 am

Yoga

Willows - Lower Level

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Linga Pooje

Oakdale

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Cameo/Wedgewood

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seva Day (Youth)

Offsite @JSS Mission

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sharana Dampathigalu Prelims

Oakdale

Business & Finance Workshop

Amphitheater

9:30 am - 12:00 am

Cultural Program 4

Grand Ballroom

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Video Presentation (Youth)

Oakdale

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Cameo/Wedgewood

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Health & Nutrition

Amphitheater

Coloring Competition (< 14 yr)

Cameo/Wedgewood

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Anubhava Goshti 2 - 'vachanagaLalli beragu-beLaku'

Grand Ballroom

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Vegetable Carving/Rangoli

Merriweather

Anubhava Goshti (Youth)

Grand Ballroom

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discussion w/ Swamijis (Youth)

Oakdale

Storytelling (Youth)

Merriweather

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Voice of Chapters & General Body Meeting

Grand Ballroom

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaking of Sharanas (Youth)

Merriweather

Self Management

Oakdale

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Refreshments

Cameo/Wedgewood

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sharana Dampathigalu

Grand Ballroom

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultural Program 5

Grand Ballroom

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner

Cameo/Wedgewood

9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Cultural Program 6

Grand Ballroom