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5th AKKA World Kannada Conference

August 29, 30, & 31st, 2008
(Labor Day Weekend)

Rosemont Convention Center (Minutes away from O’Hare International Airport, Chicago)

Venue Features

  • 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


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