Registration is now open for the IIT 2006 Conference at Mumbai and the “pre-conference retreat” at Goa. The President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, has been kind enough to do the inauguration of the conference. Please Register Early to guarantee your seat and to get a 20% discount (discount available only until 30th of November):
What: IIT 2006 Global Conference
When: December 23-25, 2006
Note: Early registration discount ends after November 30th
Pre-conference Retreat at Goa, December 20-23
Luxuriate in 40 acres of landscaped tranquillity, encapsulating every conceivable amenity in Cidade de Goa, before arriving to the hectic pace of Mumbai for the Conference on the 23rd December 2006.
They say you can take a person out of Goa, but you can’t take Goa out of the person. Passion for enjoying life and sharing it with friends is a tradition deeply rooted in Cidade de Goa’s warm, welcoming hospitality and old world charm.
For more information, visit: http://www.paniit2006.org/register/triptogoa.php .
Technology Alumni Association, Kolkata Chapter is having their Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and Dinner. You and your family are cordially invited to this event. Please confirm your attendance as early as possible:
What: AGM and Dinner
Where: The Tollygunge Club
Club House First Floor
120 Deshapran Sasmal Road,
Kolkata 700 033, INDIA
Phone : +(91)-(33) 2417 6022
When: Saturday, November 11, 2006 , 6:00 pm onwards
Cost: Rs 200/- per person for adults. Rs 150/- per person for kids.
To Register, please contact:
- Kabindra Daga, +91-98-31061942
- Alakananda Rao, +91-9830058313
- I. M. Asthana +91-33-2229 6833/3234
- Ms. Ananya +91-33-30587814
- Monica Chaudhury +91-33-23551959
Update: Added more contact information. Added cost information. Updated program start time.
The Fourth Annual Alumni Meet will be held during January 6-7, 2007. The theme of this year’s meet is "IITs Tomorrow: the shape and purpose of your Alma Mater in the next decade". The message below is quoted from IIT Kharagpur website announcing the event:
We extend special invitation to those who received their degrees in years 1957 and 1982 and provide free hospitality at the campus. Alumni of other batches are required to contribute a token amount of rupees one thousand to partially cover the cost of the event. You are requested to register early (not later than October 31 2006), so that we are not loaded with the registrations at the last moment. We will take care of yours’ and your spouse’s accommodation, food and local transport between Kharagpur Railway station and the Institute.
We have three guest houses in the institute which can accommodate about 200 guests. We shall arrange accommodation in guest houses of the institute on first-come-first-serve basis. Preference will be given to those who missed earlier alumni meets.
Photo at right is from the 2nd Alumni meet, in 2005
The IIT Alumni of San Francisco Bay Area and Google present Diwali Dhamaka 2006, on November 4th 2006 at the Foothill College Auditorium in Los Altos, California:
What: “Diwali Dhamaka” 2006
When: Saturday, November 4th, 2006, 4pm onwards
Detailed Agenda available at: http://www.indolink.com/iit
Where: Foothill College Auditorium
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Please note that early bird discounts will end soon.
- All Parking is FREE. There is no need to purchase parking tickets on the day of the event.
- There is construction going on at Foothill college, so please come by early to get a good parking spot.
Please purchase your $5.00 dinner coupon at the registration desk. Food is now FREE for all attendees
One bottle of water comes with the dinner coupon. Additional bottles can be purchased at a nominal cost.Water is also FREE
- Tea and snacks are complimentary.
- Save your registration coupons for a raffle.
Message from Google, the Exclusive Sponsor of this event:
Google is pleased to be the Exclusive Sponsor of the IIT Diwali Dhamaka which draws over 1400 IIT alumni and family every year and is the biggest PanIIT social event in the world. We look forward to meeting you on November 4th and we invite you to visit our table at the venue and learn more about Google. We will of course have some fun items for you and your family to add to the festivities!
Join Arvind Kejriwal (1989 NH ME), recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsasay award for 2006, as he travels accors the USA for a series of public talks and discussions about fighting corruption in India.
Arvind Kejriwal (known to his KGP friends as “Kejri”) is the eminent Indian leader and activist who was awarded the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership for his contributions to the landmark Right To Information law in India and for “activating the right to information movement at the grassroots”. His work has empowered Indian citizens to fight corruption and resulted in community-led efforts that have uncovered massive laundering of funds and corruption in various Government projects.
After he graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (class of 1989) Arvind became an officer in the Indian civil services. He was serving as Joint Commissioner in the Indian Revenue Services when he resigned to devote his time fully to fight corruption in India. He founded an Indian based citizens’ movement Parivartan (in 2000) that has been fighting for just, transparent and accountable governance. His other honors include the Ashoka Fellowship (since 2004) and the Satyendra Dubey Award from IIT Kanpur (2005).
Arvind is currently visiting various cities in the USA and speaking about the Right to Information Act and how we can eliminate corruption in all levels of government. Please attend one of these events, learn about Arvind’s sterling work and honor and celebrate the achievements of one of our very own.
For more information in general about Arvind’s trip please contact Prithvi Sharma, 805-484-2263, Billababu@aol.com or Keshav Narayanan, 281 759 5482, email@example.com
|Oct 8, 10:00 AM
||Borchard Community Center
190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park, CA
|Contact: Prithvi Sharma, 805-484-2263 Billababu@aol.com
|Oct 10, 7:00 PM
||Portland State University — Smith Memorial Student Union #327
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
|Contact: Sathish Sundaram, 513-886-1996 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 12, 6:30 PM
||Microsoft Main Campus, 42/3600
1 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA
|Contact: Saurabh Madan email@example.com
|Oct 14, 12 Noon
||Indo American Center
6328 N. California Ave, Chicago IL
|Contact: Rao Chalasani, 847-949-6803 Raousa2001@yahoo.com
|Oct 15, 2:30 PM
285 Wolfe Rd., Suite 102, Sunnyvale CA 94085
|Cost is $5.00 per person, snacks will be served. Pay at door, CASH only please
|Oct 16, 7:00 PM
||Milpitas Public Library — Community Room
40 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas CA 95035
|Contact: Sudarshan Suresh, 408-216-7072 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 18 7:30 PM
||University of Cincinnati, West Campus
|Contact: Rishi Khar, 513-556 7957 email@example.com
|Oct 19 6:00 PM
||CMU Campus — 19 Porter Hall
|Contact: Geetu Ambwani, 443-413-3613 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 21 2:00 PM
||Duke University — Sanford Building — Room 04
|Contact: Srinivas “Naga” Chadaram, 919-452-7933 email@example.com
|Oct 22 2:00 PM
|Contact: Mandeep Gill, 559-970-8090 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 25, Time TBD
||College Station, TX
(exact Venue TBD)
|Contact: Homarjun, 979-739-5257 email@example.com
|Oct 26 7:00 PM
(Exact Venue TBD)
|Contact: Keshav Narayanan, 281-759-5482 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 27 7:00 PM
||University of Texas at Austin — RLM 4.102
|Contact: Satchi Mishra, 512-923-9079 email@example.com
1. 2006 Magsaysay Award
2. Arvind Kejriwal Interview in India Together
3. Right to Information Campaign in India
4. NDTV’s Right to Information Website
6. AID Right to Information Campaign
UPDATE1: Updated with expanded schedule of events.
UPDATE2: Please note the new venue in San Francisco Bay Area on Oct 15th.
UPDATE3: Fixed minor typos. Added a resources section.