Welcome to Daytime Programming at YJA 2022! Our team is super excited to bring our 785 attendees content and sessions that foster spiritual and community growth.

Convention Daytime Highlights
  • Our 100+ sessions covering Spiritual Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, and Social Impact topics delivered to you by our 70+ speakers from around the world.
  • Introducing XYZ Sessions, a new style of sessions focused on hands-on learning of skills and talents - conducted by our very own attendees!
  • Introducing YJA Crews, an initiative conceived to use small group activities throughout Convention that can help better connect our attendees through their passions and interests.
  • Introducing YJA Seva for all attendees to use the power of our community to help those in need.
  • Bringing back Jains in Action (JIA) and Jain Academic Bowl (JAB), for attendees to learn more about Jain philosophy and application through friendly competition!

Convention Keynote Speaker

Nipun Mehta

The Daytime Programming team is very excited to introduce Nipun Mehta as our Convention Keynote Speaker!

Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace -- a global movement that touches millions of people. Perhaps you might have heard of DailyGood, Awakin Circle, or Karma Kitchen -- among the ever broadening list of projects. Growing up, Nipun's purpose in life was to "either become a Himalayan Yogi or become a tennis pro." Instead, he wound up at UC Berkeley. By his mid-twenties, he quit his first-and-only job as software engineer to become a "full time volunteer". He's stayed that way since then. A few years ago, the Dalai Lama honored him as "Unsung Hero of Compassion"; but he couldn't stay unsung for too long -- in 2015, President Obama appointed him on a council for addressing poverty and inequality in the country. Apart from his formal service, for the last decade, he has spends 30 days / year in meditation and 60 days / year in service of other meditators. His greatest indulgence just might be watching the Warriors play basketball, because he loves Steph Curry's humility. Just a few years ago, Germany's OOOM Magazine named him in "Top 100 Most Inspiring People of 2020", and he was mentioned on a magazine cover with Lady Gaga. Euphrates Institute honored him as the 2019 Visionary of the Year, where he shared his long-time mission statement of life:

"Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

Learn more about Nipun and his organization, ServiceSpace .

Daytime Programming Team

Your 2022 Daytime Programming Team consists of Ayush Jain, Deesha Ajmera, Bhuvni Shah, and Ketan Kapasi. Working with them are the social subcommittee members listed below!

Cavin Gada

Ashna Bhansali

Esha Peer

Khushi Doshi

Parth Mehta

Rihi Jain

Rishab Jain

Riya Shah

Riya Shah

Sakhi Shah

Salil Ojha

Samkit Doshi

Sneh Shah

Suraj Modi

Please note that daytime programming sessions are subject to change.