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.
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."
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!
Please note that daytime programming sessions are subject to change.