The Jain Society of Greater Detroit,

Convention Board, and JAINA Executive

Committee 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.



The Jain Society of Greater Detroit, the 2013 JAINA Convention Board, and the JAINA Executive Committee look 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 3,100 people from around the country and internationally!


Hotel & Transportation:

We have negotiated preferred rates with nearby hotels as well as discounted prices for preferred airlines.

Bus transportation will be provided between the Suburban Collection Showplace and select hotels.


Bus transportation from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport may be provided based upon peak hour flight traffic.

Please click here for the airport pick-up schedule.

A-1 Airport Cars offers exclusive limousine service within the Detroit metro area.  For $55 each way, we are offering limousine service for up to 3 people from DTW to Novi on Thursday, July 4th, and from Novi to DTW on Sunday, July 7th.

Pre-paid parking at the Suburban Collection Showplace is included in registration.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

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.

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities


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:


Click Here for the Live Broadcast


Click Here for the Program Guide


Airport Transportation Update - airport pick-up times now listed!


Attending Youth Activities? Click Here for information on how to win an iPad Mini!


Daytime Programming:

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:

Kid's Club (ages 5-12)

Youth Activities (ages 13-20)

Jain Networking Forum (ages 21+)

Adult Sessions

Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) Competition;

Family and community reunions; and

Delicious Jain and vegan food.


Thursday Evening Entertainment Programs:

Jain Society Of Greater Detroit & Nadanta Group Proudly presents:

A welcome program Conceived & Choreographed by Chaula Thacker; and


Motown Masti - Garba-Raas Night

"Motown Masti" garba-raas with Rajiv Pandya (for all ages!)

Friday Evening Entertainment Programs:

"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

Saturday Evening Entertainment Programs:

Join us on Saturday from 9:00pm to 11:30pm for a unique Bollywood Music Concert with multimedia presentation produced and directed by Narendra Sheth of Detroit, featuring Parthiv Gohil, Sangeeta Katti Kulkarni, and Rujuta Joshi, accompanied by a full Michigan Philharmonic 26 piece orchestra, as well as 30 other singers and musicians of national repute. This is one musical concert you won't want to miss!

"Around The World" formal for Youth Activities; and


"Once Upon a Time" formal for JNF.



Detroit Attractions and Tours:

While you are here, please make sure to visit some of our local attractions!


As a Convention attendee, you have an opportunity to visit two of the most popular attractions in Metro Detroit area:

1. The Henry Ford Museum

2. The Ford Rouge Factory Tour



Click Here for more information on our area attractions and optional tours.