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7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast in the Pacific Ballroom, Lobby Level (for guests of the Hilton only).

Pre-Congress at the Hilton: Sunday, December 28, 2014

Start Time
End Time
Pre-Congress Events at the Hilton
Location
1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
FEZANA Infrastructure Committee Meeting
Los Angeles Ballroom, Second Floor
3:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Registration
Foyer West
4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
WZCC Meeting
La Jolla Ballroom, Second Floor
7:00 p.m.
12 :00 a.m.
Pre-Congress Hang Out Mixer (Cash Bar) - All Welcome!
Pacific Ballroom A, Lobby Level
7:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Pre-Congress & WZCC Dinner at "The Hang Out" - Reservation Required
Pacific Ballroom B, Lobby Level
8:00 p.m.

1:00 a.m.
Casino Night & Cash Bar
Plaza Ballroom A, Lower Lobby Level

Congress Day 1: Monday, December 29, 2014

Start Time
End Time
International Ballroom
Lobby Level
La Jolla Ballroom
Second Floor
Los Angeles Ballroom
Second Floor
Teen Track (Ages 13-18)
Century C & D
Second Floor
8:15 a.m.9:15 a.m.Khushali-nu-Jashan,
Ervad Zarrir Bhandara
9:15 a.m.9:45 a.m.Break
9:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

11:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.Welcome!
Katayun Kapadia,
FEZANA President
Bomi Patel,
FEZANA Congress Committee Chair
Tehmi Damania,
ZAC President
Shida Anoshiravani,
CZC President
11:20 a.m.11:40 a.m.Keynote Welcome, Nadir Godrej
11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m.Keynote Address: Follow Your Dreams and Passions, Parisa Khosravi
12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.Lunch (The Plaza - Lower Lobby)
2:00 p.m.
2:45 p.m.Generational Perspectives on Issues of the Day,
Moderator: Farzin Avari
Panelists:
Autusa Behroozi,
Homi Gandhi,
Poruz Khambatta,
Jamshed Rivetna,
Nazneen Shroff
Across the Arabian Sea. . . . But for the Faith and Unity, Mobed Parvez M. Bajan
Teaching Zoroastrianism Workshop: Teaching the 21st Century Learner - New Curricula, New Techniques, Daraius Bharucha2:00 - 2:30 pm:
Kick Off!

2:30-3:45 pm:
Zoroastrian Connenction & Creativity,
Shirrin Kumaana Wadia
2:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Shahnameh: Myth or Fact?, Shahin Nezhad
3:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Venture Philanthropy: An Investment Approach for Public Benefit, Fariborz Maseeh
The UNESCO-PARZOR Project, Dinsha Mistree
Zoroastrianism 101: At Least 20 Basic Things We SHOULD Know, But May Not..., Mobed Fariborz Shahzadi

Recommended from Adult Track:

3:45 p.m. - Zoroastrianism 101: At Least 20 Basic Things We SHOULD Know But May Not..., Mobed Fariborz Shahzadi

and/or

4:30 p.m. - Zoroastrianism and the Next Generation, Zane Dalal

4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
Zoroastrianism and the Next Generation, Zane Dalal
The State of the Online Zarathushti, Arzan Sam Wadia
7:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar - Pacific Ballroom, Lobby Level)
NAZC 2014 Poster Session Presentations
8:00 p.m.
1:00 a.m.
An Evening in Persia
Dinner & Entertainment

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Reiki Group Healing Session 1: Healing Self and Humanity
Reiki Masters Pesi and Vera Shroff- Newport A, Second Floor

5:30 p.m. – Bequeathing Our Generations – Establishment of the First Consecrated Dar-e-Meher in the Western World
Kaemerz P. Dotiwala – Marina Room, Second Floor
For more information, click here.

Genetics of Metabolic Disease in Parsi Families (Research Study):  
Hours of Operation TBD – Dr. Saroja Voruganti – Catalina B, Second Floor

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN:
Playroom & Child Care Center (for ages 0-4 years): Catalina C, Second Floor
Mini-Congress (for ages 5-12 years): Century A & B, Second Floor
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Congress Day 2: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Start Time
End Time
International Ballroom
Lobby Level
La Jolla Ballroom
Second Floor
Los Angeles Ballroom
Second Floor
Teen Track (Ages 13-18)
Century C & D
Second Floor
9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
The World Zoroastrian Organization: My Journey with Them, Darayus S. Motivala
Zarathushtis: Days of Future Past,
Ardeshir Behi and Rastin Mehri
Environmental Causes of Cancer: Fetus to Adult, Dr. Shahram Yazdani
9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
History of Zoroastrians through Political Analysis and Historical Letters, Daryoush Jahanian

Presentation Text
How to Create Wealth for Yourself,
Moderator: Kavasji Dadachanji
Panelists: Tehemtan Arjani, Alayar Dabestani, Arda-e-viraf Minocherhomjee

Significance of the Jashan Ceremony, Mobed Zarrir Bhandara
10am - 11:15 am: Growing Up Zoro!
Moderator: Navroz Gandhi
Panelists: Zerkxis Bhandara, Farhad Choksy, Shahyan Dalal, Deanyar Jahanian, Kaizeen Mody, Meher Pavri
10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Zoroastrian Footprints on the Chinese Silk Road, Jenny Rose Healthy Vegetarian Living, Armaiti May
11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Living the Good Religion among Others: Cosmopolitan Zoroastrian Thought from the Middle Ages to Modernity, Daniel Sheffield, (Khorshed Jungalwala Memorial Lecture)
Private Showing of the Shahnameh Exhibition, Silloo Mehta
12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

FEZANA Awards Lunch


2:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Yin and Yang of Zoroastrian Thought - Moderator: Khushroo Lakdawala Panelists: Ardeshir Anoshiravani, Behram Deboo, Kaemerz Dotiwala, Farhad Sidhwa

Link to Presentations:
Ardeshir Anoshiravani | Behram Deboo | Kaemerz P. Dotiwala |Farhad Sidhwa
The Era of Zoroastrian Entrepreneurship in 21st Century USA, Meherwan Boyce
Young Adults Session:
Break Ya Ice!
, Khush Italia

2:30 - 3:00pm: Shahnameh Recital Afshin Sepehri, Nusha Sepehri
3:15 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Interfaith: Our Presence on the World Stage, Mobedyar Maneck Bhujwala

Presentation Text
3:00-4:00 pm: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds Moderator: Arzan Sam Wadia Panelists: Autusa Behroozi , Dinsha Mistree, Afshin Sepehri, Arzan Sam Wadia
4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Break
4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Navigating Zoroastrian Parenthood - Raising Children in North America, Moderator:Trity Pourbahrami Panelists:Natalie Gandhi, Fereshteh Mazdyasni and Shahram Sohrab
The Achievements and Challenges of Young Mobeds in North America, Moderators: Houtoxi F. Contractor and Ervad Soli P. Dastur. Panelists: Ervad Bahrom Firozgary, Ervad Zerkxis Bhandara, Ervad Burzin Balsara, Ervad Rayomand Ravji, Ervad Rayomand Katrak
Recommended from the Adult Track
4:15-5:30pm: The Achievements and Challenges of Young Mobeds in North America, Moderators, Houtoxi F. Contractor and Ervad Soli P. Dastur. Panelists: Ervad Bahrom Firozgary, Ervad Zerkxis Bhandara, Ervad Burzin Balsara, Ervad Rayomand Ravji, Ervad Rayomand Katrak
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar - Pacific Ballroom, Lobby Level)
NAZC 2014 Poster Session Presentations
7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra

8:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m.

Majah Masti, Maxiumum Mischief! Dinner and Entertainment

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Reiki Group Healing Session 2: Opening the Doors to Creativity
Reiki Masters Pesi and Vera Shroff- Newport A, Second Floor

5:30 p.m. – Bequeathing Our Generations – Establishment of the First Consecrated Dar-e-Meher in the Western World
Kaemerz P. Dotiwala – Marina Room, Second Floor
For more information, click here.

Genetics of Metabolic Disease in Parsi Families (Research Study):
Hours of Operation TBD – Dr. Saroja Voruganti – Catalina B, Second Floor

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN:
Playroom & Child Care Center (for ages 0-4 years): Catalina C, Second Floor
Mini-Congress (for ages 5-12 years): Century A & B, Second Floor
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Congress Day 3: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Start Time
End Time
International Ballroom
Lobby Level
La Jolla Ballroom
Second Floor
Los Angeles Ballroom
Second Floor
Teen Track (Ages 13-18)
Century C & D
Second Floor
9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
The Gathas: A Beacon in the 21st Century, Fariborz Rahnamoon
Zoroastrians Following a Non-Traditional Career Path, Moderator: Samanaz Kapadia Panelists: Kuma Deboo and Neda Iranpour

A Story from Shahnameh, The Persian Book of Kings, Afshin Sepehri and Nusha Sepehri
9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Wisdom from the Ancients in the Age of the Moderns, Yuhan Vevaina
Global Community Connect.....The Internet Way, Yazdi Tantra
9:30-10:45 am: Making It Happen! Moderator: Kayleene Writer Panelists: Shehnaz Bhujwala, Zubin D. Mehta, Yazzad Rabadi, Mahfrin Santoke, Anahita Sidhwa
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Proud to be a Zarthushti…Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future, Malcolm Bhesania
Holistic Health
Moderator: Dr. Parmis Khatibi Panelists: Dr. Farhad M. Contractor, Dr. Nikan Khatibi, Dr. Ali Makki, Dr. Cyrus K. Mody, Dr. Parshan Namiranian, Dr. Freny Vaghaiwalla-Mody
Using Archaeology and Linguistics to Determine the Time and Location of the Prophet Zarathushtra, Pilsum Master
10:45-11:30 am: Zoroastrian Connection & Creativity (Working Session) Shirrin Kumaana-Wadia
11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

Zarathushtra's Vision of Environmental Preservation and its Relevance Today: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind, Soroosh Sorooshian
Young Adults Session: Reflections: If I Only Knew..., Khush Italia
Recommended from Young Adults Track:
11:30- 12:15 pm: Young Adults Session: Reflections: If I Only Knew...
, Khush Italia
12:15 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
Lunch
1:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m.
FEZANA: The Way Forward… Nurturing Zoroastrianism in North America, Katayun Kapadia, FEZANA President
2:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

Retrospective of the Congress Proceedings, Navroz Gandhi
3:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

New Zealand Youth Congress 2015 Presentation, Malcolm Bhot
3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.

Return To Roots, Diana Vania and Arzan Sam Wadia
3:45 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremony


Passing the Torch to the XVIII NAZC
7:30 p.m.


8:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar - Pacific Ballroom, Lobby Level)
8:00 p.m.
2:00 a.m.

New Year's Eve Gala: An Affair to Remember

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Reiki Group Healing Session 3: Opening the Doors to Creativity
Reiki Masters Pesi and Vera Shroff- Newport A, Second Floor

4:45 p.m. – Bequeathing Our Generations – Establishment of the First Consecrated Dar-e-Meher in the Western World
Kaemerz P. Dotiwala – Marina Room, Second Floor
For more information, click here.

Genetics of Metabolic Disease in Parsi Families (Research Study):
Hours of Operation TBD – Dr. Saroja Voruganti – Catalina B, Second Floor

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN:
Playroom & Child Care Center (for ages 0-4 years): Catalina C, Second Floor
Mini-Congress (for ages 5-12 years): Century A & B, Second Floor
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT:

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Puppy Party & Ice Cream Social in the Game Room – Newport B, Second Floor