Anna Sidana Speaking – Sat, Nov 20

IDCA First West Regional Conference

Working Together to Eradicate Poverty and Mitigate Climate Change in India

Saturday, November 20, 2010
9 AM to 6 PM

India Community Center,
525 Los Coches Street,
Milpitas, California 95035


Register for the event here by scrolling to the event and clicking on the registration links. You can also contact them at [email protected] or (650) 303 9592.

Registration: Early Up to October 8: $50.00 (Member $40.) ; Regular: October 9-30: $75.00 (Member $60.),
Late: October 31-November 20: $95.00 (Member $75.). Primary members no charge.
Includes: Delicious Indian Vegetarian Lunch, 2 Coffee/Tea breaks, conference folder


  • Mr. Bhupen Mehta, President, Indians for Collective Action, Palo Alto, CA, (
  • Ms. Lata Krishnan, President, American India Foundation, San Jose, Ca, ( )
  • Mr. Ron Victor, president, Vibha, Sunnyvale, CA ( )
  • Mr. Nipun Mehta , Founder, Charity Focus, CA (
  • Mr. Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures, San Jose, CA
  • Mr. Bhalchander Vishwanath, Founder/president, United Prosperity, Fremont, CA (
  • Mr. Sunil Erraballi, Executiive Director, India Rural Development Fund, Fremont, CA (
  • Mr. Murali Krishnamurthy, Founder, Executive Chairman, Sanakar Eye Foundation, Milpitas, CA (
  • Ms. Anna Sidana, Founder/president, One MIllion Lights, Palo Alto, CA (
  • Mr. B. V. Jagdish, Founder/ Chair, One School At A Time (OSAAT), CA (
  • Dr. Jerina Kapoor, Pallium India. San Jose, CA
  • Mr. Vishnu Sharma. Executive Director, or Prabhu Goyal, Founder, Foundation for Excellence, CA (
  • Mr. Raj Singh, Pratham USA–California Chapter (
  • Ms. Vandana Datye: Chairperson , People for Progress in India. Seattle, WA (
  • Dr. Mohan Venkataramana, President and CEO, India Rural Community Projects Initiative, Bellevue, WA 98007 ( )
  • Mr. Sudhakar Murthy, Founder, President, Infrasys, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (
  • Mr. Jay Sehgal, managing trusteee, Institute for Rural Research and Development, ( Gurgaon, India
  • Dr. Nilima Sabharwal, HOH, Inc, Hillsborough, California (
  • Dr. Sailesh Rao, Climate Healers, Danville, CA (

We will have four sessions of 1.50 hours each, (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon) and, a concluding session of 45 minutes to discuss way forward. We plan to have 3 Sessions on Poverty Eradication (1 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon) covering Integrated Rural development (9:30-11:00 AM), Lunch (12:45-1:45 PM), Education (1:45-3:15 PM) , Healthcare and Livelihoods (3:30-5:00 PM), one session on Climate Change Mitigation (11:15–12:45 PM), and Concluding Session (5:05 PM-5:50 PM).