Archive for September, 2014

Poster Session Deadline Extended to November 4, 2014!

Poster Session ImageDid you miss the deadline to register for the Poster Session?!  No worries!  We’ve got good news:  The deadline to submit your name and the subject of your poster to reserve your spot in the Poster Session has been extended to November 4, 2014!

This is a great opportunity to channel your creativity and create a poster related to our Zoroastrian community!  
Our requirements are simple: there’s no age limit, you can work with your friends as a team, you can create anything related to Zoroastrianism on a poster that’s 22 x 28 inches or larger!
All you have to do before the deadline is email Trity Pourbahrami at with your contact information and tell her what your poster will be about!  Then bring your poster with you to the Congress!  We will display it and give you the chance to show off your creativity! 
Don’t delay!  Email with your information today!

Discount Airfares to the Congress!

sunset-plane-landingThe Congress has partnered with United Airlines and BB Travel Experts to bring you discounts for air travel and rental car expenses.

For Air Travel Within the United States and From Canada: 

To avail yourself of discounts of up to 10% (depending on class of travel selected), please book your travel to LA through United Airlines’ website:  Enter ZTC3643272 in the Offer Code Box while booking online.  This offer is valid for travel between December 25, 2014 and January 5, 2015.  The code is valid for travel in all 50 states of the United States and in Canada.

  While you can use this code to reserve your airfare through a travel agent, service charges may apply to such a transaction.  Such charges will not apply if you book your travel online  through

For International Travel to the Congress:

  For international travel to the Congress, please contact Bomi Patel of BB Travel Experts for “at cost” worldwide ticketing!

For Car Rental Services:

  If you need to rent a car during your stay in Los Angeles, contact Bomi to avail yourself of the best rates!  

Bomi can be reached via e-mail at or by calling 408-264-4395.

Don’t forget to make all bookings soon!  And register now for the Congress, before our final September 20, 2014 Early Bird Deadline!

The Stuff of Legends at the Congress!

Gordafarid-SohrabWe are excited to host Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, an awe-inspiring exhibition curated by our very own Silloo Mehta!   The exhibition will include hand crafted 3D models, exhibits from Iran, paintings and pictures.

The Shahnameh is the Crown Jewel of Persian Literature.  It celebrates the survival of a civilization that originated some 7,000 years ago and withstood countless invasions, absorbed diverse influences, and conquered its conquerors by virtue of its timeless values.  The enduring appeal of the Shahnameh points to a core of meaning – the eternal strife between good and evil – that transcends specific time and place and is an article of faith for Zoroastrians.

Commentary by dedicated students of this great work will bring to life the legends of the Shahnameh at the exhibition.  In addition, Shahnameh enthusiasts will enjoy hearing Shahin Nezhad’s presentation entitled Shahnameh: Myth or Fact?
And, for an authentic interaction with this great epic, be sure to attend a unique presentation by Afshin Sepehri and his 10-year old daughter, Nusha, the producers of an audio book called The Stories of the Shahnameh, who will regale audiences with recitation of the timeless poetry in English.

The Mini-Congress will also introduce your children to the Shahnameh through stories, arts and crafts and games.  And you can interact with this exciting topic by participating in our Poster Session!

Come and immerse yourself in a glorious piece of your ancestral heritage…. see the stuff of legends at the Congress!
 Register now!


Early Bird Discounts Extended to September 20

Party OnTo celebrate the success of our registration drive and response to popular demand, the discounted prices for Early Bird Registration are now available until September 20, 2014!

Don’t miss out!  

Register now and save before the Early Bird flies off forever!