The Jain Society of Greater Detroit and
Convention Board welcomes you
to the 2013 JAINA Convention!
The 17th Biennial JAINA Convention is being held from July 4th to July 7th in Novi, Michigan, a Northwest suburb of Detroit, at the beautiful Suburban Collection Showplace Convention Center.
The Jain Society of Great Detroit and the 2013 JAINA Convention Board looks forward to welcoming you to the Convention! In addition to spiritual development, the Convention will also focus on health and well-being, social and ecological issues.
Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for all age groups, and showcase achievements of the Jain community. Join us and celebrate the past, present and future of Jainism through social and cultural events; reconnect and recharge your spirit from interactions with gurus, acharyas, scholars and friends; and enlighten yourself with inspiring sessions and discussions with business, civic and community leaders and philanthropists who exemplify Jain values.
Join over 2,800 people and register today!
Hotel & Transportation:
We have negotiated preferred rates with nearby hotels as well as discounted prices for preferred airlines.
Bus transportation will be provided from the convention hotels and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Pre-paid parking at the Convention Center is included in registration.
JAINA seeks everyone’s support in making the 2013 JAINA Convention one of the most successful, educational and rewarding JAINA events. There are several opportunities for sponsorships/donations for all of us to participate.
Please consider becoming a donor or sponsor to support the Convention.
Volunteer at the Convention:
We are looking for adult volunteers to help us for all the wonderful sessions and social activities we have planned.
Please consider donating an hour or more of your time to support us:
Confirmed Monks, Scholars & Speakers:
Entries for the "Jains Got Talent" competition closes on May 27th. Hurry and submit your entry today!
Rejuvenating lectures and discourses;
Discussions on art, architectural, ecology, community and social impact;
Academic, entrepreneurship and profession lectures;
Spiritual development, interfaith panels, prayers/Stavans;
Organized daytime and evening social plans for:
Kids (ages 5-12)
Youth Activities (ages 13-20)
Jain Networking Forum (ages 21+)
Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) Competition;
Family and community reunions; and
Delicious Jain and vegan food.
Welcome Program choreographed by Chaula Thacker; and
"Motown Masti" garba-raas with Rajiv Pandya (for all ages!)
"Let's Celebrate Together" Cultural Program featuring performers
from Jain Centers around North America
Return of acclaimed "Jains Got Talent" entertainment show;
"Friday Night Lights" social for Youth Activities; and
"I'm On A Boat!" social for JNF.
Unique Bollywood music program featuring Parthiv Gohil
Join over 50 artists and musicians on stage directed by Narendra Sheth!
"Around The World" formal for Youth Activities.
"My Name is Bond. Jains Bond" social for JNF.
Bone Marrow Drive 2013:
Patients are most likely to match someone from their own ancestry. Presently, South Asians comprise only ~1% of the registry. Ethnicity and heritage can make all the difference.
Let’s help our community, as a community.
Please consider registering for the National Bone Marrow Registry while attending the 2013 JAINA Convention.