Young Jain Professionals are excited to announce our prestigious speaker line up for the 4th Annual YJP National Conference 2020. Every speaker on this list is a power house in their field, with journey's of success and perseverance to share with our YJP members.

The conference is divided into four distinct sessions, spanning the Sunday's in October. Join from 2pm-5pm eastern time with your family and friends and enjoy learning from and networking with fellow Jain professionals both domestically and internationally.

Day 1: Advocacy - October 04, 2020

Political Advocacy and Engagement

• Advocacy for Jain communities. Engaging in the voting process.

• Breaking into the political sphere.

Moderators: Sheenika Shah Gandhi and Arpan Parekh

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Opening Remarks - YJP Co-Chairs: Arpit Mehta and Avani Shah

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm: Keynote: Your Vote Matters - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Keynote:  Breaking through glass ceilings - Dr. Neeta Jain

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm: Q&A - Dr. Neeta Jain

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Break and Stretch: Yoga by Riddhi Chokshi

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Roadmap to the ballot - Devkumar Gandhi

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Jains for Justice - Hetali Lodaya, Chandni Shah

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm: Closing Remarks

Day 2: Resilience - October 11, 2020

• Resilience in the face of today’s challenges.

• Mental health awareness.

• Stress Academy instructs us on loosening up and de-stressing.

Moderator:  Dr Varun Gandhi

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Opening Remarks - Dr. Varun Gandhi

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm: Emotional Health in the time of COVID - Dr. Anitha Iyer

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm: Q&A - Dr. Anitha Iyer

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 pm to 4:45 pm: Stress Academy Workshop - Pritesh, Amee and Prerit

4:45 pm to 5:00 pm: Q&A - Stress Academy

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm: Closing Remarks  

Day 3: Innovation - October 18, 2020

• Innovation and Entrepreneurship workshop.

• Eight-point career assessment.

Moderator: Dharmang Shah and Hetali Lodaya

2:05 pm to 3:00 pm: Innovation Day Keynote - Slisha Kankariya & Anubh Shah (Founders With Clarity)

3:00 pm to 3:15: Break

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: Innovation Workshop- Kunal Parekh, Umang Patel

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Open Discussion (Panel, Q&A) - Prem Jain, Nishita Joshi, Umang Patel & Kunal Parikh

Day 4: Network - October 25, 2020

Network and socially connect with fellow Jain Professionals.

2:00 pm to 2:10 pm: YJP Advisory Board's address

2:10 pm to 2:20 pm: JAINA President's' Message

2:20 pm to 2:25 pm: YJA Co-Chairs' Message

2:25 pm to 2:30 pm: Jain Connect Chairs' Message

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm: YJP Board Introduction

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm: Political Advocacy Panel: Dr. Sushil Jain, Chirag Shah, and Ajay Bhutoria 

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm: Jain Connect - Networking

5:45 pm to 5:50 pm: Thank you note: YJP Co-chairs

We would like to thank our sponsors




Check out the events happening in your area or hosted virtually

YJP hosts a number of events throughout the year: in addition to our annual National Dinners and Regional Retreats, Local Representatives and Regional Coordinators organize everything from movie or bowling nights to community service activities to Jainism-related speakers or discussions.


Members of YJP also take part in activities at their local Jain centers, such as serving meals for Paryushan and helping host Mahavir Jayanti celebrations.

Each event, whether an educational, volunteering, or social activity, aims to bring YJP members together with other like-minded youth in their community. 



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