Current Events

IIndia-SC Namaste Intel Annual Event

During May & June 2012, Intel employees are contributing toward a goal of sending 150 lights to communities in need.

Past Events

Celebrate Earth Day along with One Million Lights:

  • Friday, April 20, 2012, 11am – 2pm, NVIDIA, 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA. NVIDIA’s annual Earth Day event takes place inside the main campus café.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012, 11am-2:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, CA – Earth Day Peace and Social Justice Craft and Information Fair, co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Cool Planet Working Group, and Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 11am to 1pm, Silver Spring Networks, 555 Broadway Street, Redwood City. – is hosting their company-wide Earth Day event.

Raghavan Anand, CFO of One Million Lights, moderated the Social Innovation Panel at the Wharton Conference in San Francisco, April 5th, 2012.

This conference focused on social entrepreneurship, sustainability and social corporate responsibility.

Anna Sidana speaking at USC-Price School of Public Policy Forum, March 2, 2012.

This annual forum focused on environment and technology, and was held in San Francisco, CA.

Energizer Night Race – Dec 4

One Million Lights and Energizer are teaming up to host a series of Night Races. The race was in Las Vegas on December 4th, 2011.

Bonfire Heights Conference – Sept 23-25

Join Barrett Raftery, East Africa project leader for One Million Lights, at Bonfire Heights — a conference created to encourage entrepreneurship and movements towards social goodness.

Picnic By The Lake: Fundraiser for Japan – Sat, May 21

Join One Million Lights for an afternoon of hors d’ouvres and live music at Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center & Cafe in Mountain View, CA.  Proceeds fund solar lights for earthquake zones in Japan, where many clinics and medical centers are still without electricity.

One Million Lights Speaks at TEDxGunnHighSchool – Thurs, May 26

TEDxGunnHighSchool to Bring Together Students and Community. “Some of the best minds of our community will be on one stage. What more does one want?” ~Soham Tikekar, TEDxGunnHighSchool event coordinator.

Anna Sidana Speaking at Stanford Graduate School of Business – Thurs, Feb 10

Come hear Anna speak about transitioning from the for-profit to the non-profit sector, about life as a social entrepreneur and about why she believes that light is key to development.

Holiday Party with One Million Lights – Sun, Dec 5

Holiday Party with One Million Lights — Join us on Sunday, December 5 from 3-6pm in Palo Alto, CA to celebrate another year of One Million Lights programs. Donations will go towards funding solar light distribution projects.

Anna Sidana Speaking at IDCA Conference – Sat, Nov 20

India Development Coalition of America’s First West Regional Conference: Working Together to Eradicate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change in India will be at India Community Center in Milpitas.

Intuit Diwali Celebration – Wed, Nov 3

One Million Lights joining Intuit Employees in Celebrating Diwali — Wednesday, November 3 from 2:30-5pm at the Mountain View, CA campus. Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated in India by families placing lights and candles all over their homes. The event will open to all Intuit employees. The café will be decorated with lights and a beautiful design made of colored rice. Music, dancing, food, drinks and sweets for the employees to come and enjoy.

An Evening with One Million Lights in SF – Tues, Nov 2

An Evening with One Million Lights at Paragon in San Francisco. Join us on Tuesday, November 2, from 6-8pm for drinks and bites at Paragon, a trendy spot in San Francisco. We’ll have a free first glass of wine and plenty of complimentary appetizers waiting for you. Please bring friends! We suggest a $20 donation from all guests.