5th AKKA World Kannada Conference
(Labor Day Weekend)
Rosemont Convention Center (Minutes away from O’Hare International Airport, Chicago)
Main Stage – Parallel Sessions – Vendor Booths on Same Floor
Food Served in the Dining Hall inside the Convention Center
Four Hotels Across the Convention Center with Three Hotels Connected with Sky Bridge to the RCC
Program Features Confirmed and in Planning
Over 5000 Kannadigas from all over the world expected Renowned singer C. Ashwath with his eleven person orchestra will present the highly acclaimed program “Kannadave Satya”
A “Chitra Manjari” Film Nite is being planned with your favorite Stars, playback singers and a famous music director.
In the Literary field, we are happy to announce that Sri Jayanth Kaikini and Sri Chandrasekara Kambara have agreed to participate in the Conference. Rastra Kavi Shivarudrappa and Professor P.K. Rajashekar will also be invited.
Plans are underway to get a well known magician from Karnataka who does unbelievable illusions and entertaining magic. Adults and children alike will enjoy the show.
AKKA will be awarding “Lifetime Achievement Awards” for the first time in different fields such as Science & Technology, Literary, Business, Fine Arts, etc. This award is for individuals who have made significant contribution to Karnataka and beyond.
Karnataka History pavilion showcasing 1000 years of Karnataka’s glorious past, present and possibilities for the next decades.
Venue decoration which takes you back to the highways and bi-lanes of Karnataka
Yoga emonstration and Training by a well known Yoga exponent from Karnataka
Business Forum, Women’s Forum, Youth Forum, CME – All with a different flavor
Music, dance, drama, Yakshagana, Special Talents & Comedy (Surprise Items)
Innovative “Meravanige” theme; one of a kind fashion show depicting Karnataka’s heritage
Sumptuous, authentic Karnataka food on all days with unlimited coffee
The 1st AKKA World Millennium Kannada Conference was held in Houston, Texas hosted by Kannada Vrinda of Houston in the year 2000. More than 2000 people attended this conference, one of the most talked about events.
The 2nd AKKA World Kannada Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan in 2002 hosted by Pampa Kannada Koota which scaled AKKA to greater heights, with more than 4000 Kannadigas attending the conference.