New York, XVI NA Z Congress 2012, Schedule of Events Announced

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Newsletter # 17 Countdown to the Congress: 37 Days

Hello everyone
The Congress schedule is announced. You can check out the panelists, speakers, sessions, entertainment and all of our events and start planning your days during the Congress.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
Time Session Presenter Location
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Congress Registration   Westchester Assembly
10:30 am – 4:45 pm WZCC Tour of New York Federal Reserve   Meet in Hotel Lobby
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm WZCC Organizers Meeting   Town of Rye 1 
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm WZCC Reception (Cash Bar) and Nozer Buchia Book Signing   Westchester Assembly
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm WZCC Symposium Dinner: “New Sciences and Commerce” Keynote Panelist: Jamshed Bharucha
Youth Panelist: Poruz Khambatta Town of Rye Suites

9:00 pm – Midnight Precongress Youth Social Event (ages 16-40)   Grand Ballroom
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Time Session Presenter Location
7:30 am – 8:20 am
9.30 am – Noon Congress Registration   Westchester Assembly
8:30 am – 9.30 am Opening Ceremony   Westchester Ballroom
9.30 am – 9:45 am Welcoming speeches by FEZANA, IZA and ZAGNY Presidents.
Westchester Ballroom

9:45 am – 10:00 am Program Overview and Video Montage Keki Dadachanji
Westchester Ballroom

10:00 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address Trita Parsi Westchester Ballroom
10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee Break   Westchester Assembly
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Session: Core Beliefs Panelists:
Ervad Soli Dastur
Anahita Dua
Khushroo Patel Westchester Ballroom

12:30 pm – 2:45 pm FEZANA Awards Luncheon   Grand Ballroom
3:00 pm – 5:15 pm Session: Intergenerational Dialogue:
Motivation, Inspiration, Action ! Panelists:
Behrose Taraporewalla
Farzin Avari
Poruz Khambatta
Trity Pourbahrami
Moderator:
Navroz Gandhi Westchester Ballroom
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Zoroastrian Empires: Common Themes and Changing Circumstances
Daulat Kotval
Xerxes Kotval John Brundage Suites
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Speed Friending (all ages)   Garden-Lawn
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm FEZANA Silver Jubilee Cocktails -Cash Bar   Grand Ballroom
Assembly

7:00 pm – Midnight FEZANA Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner and Dance (Add-On Option)
Grand Ballroom

8:00 am – 5:00 pm VIP and Press Room   Seymour Boton
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd
Time Session Presenter Location
9:00 am – 10:00 am Historical Review and Demographics of Zarathushtis in North America Roshan Rivetna Westchester Ballroom

10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break   Westchester Assembly
10:30 am – 10:45 am Introduction to Zarathushti Identity Keki Dadachanji
Westchester Ballroom

10:45 am – 12:45 pm Session: Zarathushti Identity
Audience Q&A Panelists:
Ali Jafarey
Ervad Cawas Desai
Ferzin Patel
Ervad Jehan Bagli
Jimmy Kumana
Ervad Kobad Zarolia
Mohsen Zandieh
Parastu Dubash

Moderator:
Keki Dadachanji Westchester Ballroom
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Basic Course in Zarathushti Religion Sarosh Collector John Brundage Suites

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch   Grand Ballroom
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm PARZOR Presentation Rosheen Kabraji Grand Ballroom
2:50 pm Buses leave for NYC
(Add-On Option) Buses leaving New York at
11:00 pm and 1:00 am Meet in Hotel Lobby
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm FEZANA AGM   Town of Rye Suites
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Zarathushti Women’s International Network: Our Vision Going Forward Dolly Dastoor
Zareen Karani-Araoz
Ushtavaity Davar Canteenwalla John Brundage
8:00 pm – 12:15 am Youth Event
(ages 21 – 40)   Sutton Place Bar,
1015 Second Avenue,New York, NY 10022
6:30 pm – Midnight Friday Night Entertainment and Dinner
(Add-On Option)   Grand Ballroom
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th
Time Session Presenter Location
8:30 am – 10:15 am Session: Rituals and Practices:
Sudreh Pushi/ Navjote and Kushti Panelists:
Ervad Jehan Bagli
Kaikhosrov Irani
Karl Khambatta
Nahid Dashtaki
Moderator:
Lovji Cama Westchester Ballroom
10:20 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break   Westchester Assembly
10:45 am – 11:45 am Jungalwala Lecture Yuhan Vevaina Westchester Ballroom
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch   Grand Ballroom
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Session: Preserving Persian Heritage Panelists:
Alayar Dabestani
Behmard Khosravi
Talinn Grigor

Moderator:
Shirin Khosravi Westchester Ballroom
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm Teachers’ Workshop Daraius Bharucha John Brundage Suites
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break   Westchester Assembly
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Session: Combating Poverty in
Our Community Abroad Panelists:
>Armene Modi
Dinshaw Tamboly
Priyanka Sinha
Moderator:
Kaizad Cama Westchester Ballroom
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)   Grand Ballroom
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm Banquet Entertainment   Westchester Ballroom
8:15 pm – 1:00 am Banquet Dinner and Dancing   Westchester Ballroom
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th
Time Session Presenter Location
9:00 am – 10:00 am FEZANA Presentation   Westchester Ballroom
10:00 am – 10:15 am Preview of 2013 World Zoroastrian Youth Congress Nahid
Dashtaki Westchester Ballroom

10:15 am – 10:30 am Preview of XVIIth NAZC Khushroo Lakdawala Westchester
Ballroom

10:30 am – 11:45 am Retrospective of Congress Proceedings Dinsha Mistree
Farrokh Mistree Westchester Ballroom
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remarks Ferzin Patel
Gev Nentin Westchester Ballroom
12:00 am – 12:30 pm ZAGNY Philharmonic Orchestra Performance and Congress
Closing Ceremony Conducter Piroozi Cooper Westchester Ballroom

DAILY PROGRAMS
Time Session Presenter Location
During Session Times Only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Children’s
Zarathushti Program (ages 5 – 8) Pearl Satarawala
Vehishta Kaikobad Robert Bartell
During Session Times Only on Thursday,Friday and Saturday Children’s Zarathushti
Program (ages 9 – 12) Pearl Satarawala
Vehishta Kaikobad William Odell
During Session Times Only on Thursday,Friday and Saturday Tiny Tots Baby Sitting
(ages 1 – 4) Hasina Master
Kamal Merchant Oak
9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Exhibit: The Good Religion
For All Time   John Halstead Suites

8:00 am – 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday; 8:00 am – Noon on Saturday and Sunday
Vendors   Elijah Budd

8:00 am – 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday Genetic Study of Parsi Zarathushtis Dr.
Saroja Voruganti Seymour Boton

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE
CIRCUMSTANCES

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