ICEC 25th Anniversary-AT

A one-day Conference and evening Gala to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and accomplishment of young Iranian-Americans.

The vision for this event is to create a platform to encourage social and professional interactions amongst ICEC Alumni and other young Iranian-Americans, celebrate their achievements and invite their participation to preserve ICEC’s goals through promoting Persian language and culture.

The goals of this event are to:

Initiate the formation of an active ICEC Alumni Association.
Provide a forum for academic and cultural discussion to promote Persian heritage.
Recognize the pillars of ICEC’s success (parents, students, teachers, founders and board members).
Recognize the achievements of ICEC’s Alumni.
Chart a course for enhancing the role of ICEC in the community and as a source for promoting Persian heritage.
The Conference, which will be a day of inspiration, networking and education, will take place in the morning on Saturday October 12, 2013. The program will start with a plenary session with a keynote speaker who will set out an overview of the major themes of the conference (Cultural Identity and Professional Networking). This will be followed by break-out panel sessions.


Tentative Topics of the Morning Conference

Session Topics
Plenary Session Overview of Major Themes of the Conference
Panel 1 Upholding Mother Language: A Possible or Impossible Task
Panel 2 Forming Advocacy Groups to Promote Cultural Heritage
Panel 3 Sharing Experiences on Getting Started on Professional Careers
Panel 4 Sharing Experiences on Ways to Encourage Speaking Farsi at Home
Panel 5 Government Sponsored Resources Available for the Immigrant Community
Panel 6 Professional Networking