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Namaskaaru,

Only one day to go for the sammelan.

We are so excited and can't wait to welcome our extended Konkani Family. 

 

Announcing the Konkani Sammelan Raffle.  Check the Raffle page  for the details:

 

 

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Suggested Dress Code during Sammelan: Weather appropriate, mostly cotton, Indian clothes
 
Recommended Dress Code for Gala Dinner: 
  • Ladies - Saris, Salwars, Lehengas or Formal Gowns
  • Men - Jackets, Formal Suits, Nehru Jackets or Sherwani
 
Note: Average outdoor temperature in Atlanta during the Sammelan is approximately 89 degrees farenheit (32 degrees Celsius). Night could be cool (70 F). Although the venue is air-conditioned, we recommend comfortable Indian attire, throughout your Sammelan experience. 
 
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To help enhance our guest experience during the Konkani Sammelan 2016, we are publishing one phone number which we call Amchi Helpline. Please note that this number will be monitored and answered by our dedicated volunteers starting Thursday, 6/30 till Monday, 7/4. Although we will make our best to answer your calls during five days, there are only limited number of volunteers. So, here is recommended guidelines as to when to use the Amchi Helpline.

- Use Amchi Helpline for urgent matters and for non-medical emergency. As always please use 911 for medical emergencies

- We will have dozens of volunteers from various host committees throughout the venue and at all three hotels. You will be able to clearly identify an volunteer by "Host" designation on their name tag. Please reach out to the nearest Host volunteer to seek help

- Your next best option to get help is to stop by at the Information Booth at the GICC venue. This booth will be staffed from Friday afternoon till close of the Sammelan. The person at the booth should be able to help.

- If you don't have access to a Host volunteer or you are away from the GICC venue when in need of help, Feel free to text us at 2243771873 or call the Amchi line at 866-709-9864. We will be happy to help.

It is our sincere hope that with various mode of help we have made available, your visit to the sammelan would be safe and a memorable one. We look forward to meeting you next weekend!

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Please download the Konkani Sammelan app on your smart phone to view the Program Schedule. Link to download the mobile app is: https://attendify.com/app/16k5xp/

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Konkani Sammelan 2016 is proud to announce ICICI Bank is the sponsor of our closing ceremonies! ICICI Bank has always been supportive and we are thankful for their generosity.

 
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Attendees who have not yet reserved their rooms can use the below link/group code to book them now. Discounts end on June 15th.

 
 
 
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Call Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290, you must ask for group code: 2016 Konkani Sammelan Overflow Room.

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The Konkani Sammelan 2016 Annapoorneswari food committee has drawn up the sumptuous, mouth watering menu which includes a lot of Konkani Delicacies! Click here to view it.

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The Program Schedule for the Konkani Sammelan 2016 is all but finalized! We have unveiled the highly anticipated program so our attendees know exactly what to expect, and help our potential attendees to solidify their plans and register.

Please click the Program Schedule page to view the program schedule. 

Please click the Entertainment page to view the profile of our invited artistes. 

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We are extremely pleased to announce that Century Real Estate has become one of our corporate sponsors!  Century Real Estate is always thinking ahead with real estate ventures in India. Check them out at http://www.centuryrealestate.in for more information. 

Below is a preview of the Sammelan schedule at a glance, to help you actively make plans (and register if you haven't):

Friday, July 1, 2016
  • 0745-1315 Hrs. Medical symposium
  • 1400-2000 Hrs. Registration
  • 1500-1600 Hrs. Snacks/Tea
  • 1800-1930 Hrs. Entertainment Program
  • 1930-2130 Hrs. Cash bar
  • 2000-2130 Hrs. Dinner
  • Entertainment program after Dinner
Saturday, July 2, 2016
  • 0700-0830 Hrs. Breakfast
  • 0900-1100 Hrs. Opening ceremony
  • 1215-1345 Hrs. Lunch
  • 1600-1700 Hrs. Snacks/Tea
  • 1930-2130 Hrs. Cash bar
  • 1930-2100 Hrs. Dinner
  • Morning Yoga session, Entertainment programs, game shows, seminars & lecture workshops throughout the day.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
  • 0700-0830 Hrs. Breakfast
  • 1215-1345 Hrs. Lunch
  • 1530-1630 Hrs. Tea
  • 1600-1900 Hrs. Casino
  • 1700-2100 Hrs. Cash bar
  • 1900-2030 Hrs. Closing ceremony
  • 2030-2200 Hrs. Banquet style dinner
  • Morning Yoga session, Entertainment programs, game shows, seminars & lecture workshops throughout the day.
(All times Eastern)
 
We will open the Sammelan on Friday at 6:00 pm with some cultural programs. The much anticipated Opening ceremony will be on Saturday at 9:00am. Please plan to arrive early to give yourself enough time to register and get familiar with the venue. We plan to open the registration desk as early as 2:00 pm on Friday and at 8:00 am on Saturday.  If you are early riser, attend one of our Yoga sessions and head for some delicious Amchi breakfast starting around 7:00 am.  Lunch will be served starting 12:15pm and dinner starting around 7:30 pm.  We have planned the Closing ceremony on Sunday at 7:00 pm.  It will be followed by a banquet style dinner.  Please view our program schedule page for the detail schedule. We also recommend all our attendees to download the Sammelan App on their cell phone to get the schedule on their phone and set favorites and reminders.
 
 

 

 

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"Amchigele" food and Entertainment at the Konkani Sammelan 2016

The Entertainment Committee of Konkani Sammelan 2016 is pleased to invite performers to showcase their art

Dance Performance

Indian classical, Ballet, Western, Hiphop, Bollywood, fusion

Drama Performance

Konkani Drama, Skits, Yakshagana..

Music

Indian classical, film songs, ghazals, bhajans, jugalbandi, quartet, Western pop/rock/jazz, fusion

Variety

Cooking, Stand up comedy, mimicry, story telling, magic shows etc..

Performing in front of "Amechigele" audience is an opportunity that you don't get very often.
Read Guidelines and Enrol now!