• 2019 IMPACT SUMMIT

    thursday | september 19, 2019 | 8:00 am-6:30 PM

    National Education Association | Chanin Auditorium

    1201 16th St NW | Washington, DC 20036

  • I AM IMPACT Summit

    The I AM IMPACT Summit is sponsored by the IMPACT Project, the nonpartisan arm of the Indian American IMPACT. The Summit brings together leaders from across the United States including elected officials, candidates, donors, philanthropists, community leaders, and political strategists.

     

    IMPACT encourages Indian Americans to seek a life in public service and help build a more diverse and inclusive democracy that improves the lives of all Americans.

  • Get REGISTERED

    The I AM IMPACT SUMMIT is free of charge, however, seats are limited. Registration will be carried out exclusively online. Due to the high demand for this event, we highly recommend that you register early, taking into account that requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    What are you waiting for? Register now!

     
  • Get READY

    NONPARTISAN CANDIDATE Boot Camp TRAINING

    NonPartisan Candidate Boot Camp Training

    8:30-11:30 AM

    Whether running for the first time or seeking re-election, the IMPACT Project's nonpartisan candidate training will help channel your passion and guide you to build a political campaign that is successful and a true reflection of who you are as a candidate.

  • Get INSPIRED

    Hear from the nation's leaders

    KEYNOTE Speakers

    4:00-5:00 pm

    • Congressman Ami Bera
    • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal​ 
    • Congressman Ro Khanna​ 
    • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi​
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Ami Bera

    U.S. Representative

    CA-7

    Pramila Jayapal

    U.S. Representative

    WA-7

    Ro Khanna

    U.S. Representative

    CA-17

    Raja Krishnamoorthi

    U.S. Representative

    IL-8

  • Mistress of Ceremony

    MINI TIMMARAJU

    Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion

    Comcast NBCUniversal

  • Are You Smarter than a 5th grader?

    Akash Vukoti

    Youngest Boy to Ever Compete,
    Scripps National Spelling Bee

  • Get Disruptive

    Disrupt the Status Quo: Women Leading the Way

    1:00-2:00 PM
    Women of color are the most underrepresented group to hold office. They represent 20% of the U.S. population and hold 4% of all elected offices. From coast to coast, women - especially immigrant women and women of color - are running in record numbers and winning. These are their stories.

     

    Moderator: Desis for Progress

    • Manisha Bewtra, Candidate, Mayor Melrose, MA
    • Arati Kreibich, Candidate, U.S. House NJ-5
    • Srilekha Palle, Candidate, Sully Sup, VA
    • Usha Reddi, Candidate, U.S. Senate, KS
    • Hiral Tipirneni, Candidate, U.S. House AZ-6
     
  • PANELists

    NISHA RAMACHANDRAN

    Moderator
    Desis for Progress

    Manisha Bewtra

    City Councilmember
    Melrose, MA

    Dr. Arati Kreibich

    Candidate
    U.S. House NJ-5

    Srilekha Palle

    Candidate
    Sully Sup., VA

    Usha Reddi

    Candidate
    U.S. Senate KS

    Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

    Candidate
    U.S. House AZ-6

  • Get THINKING

    What's at Stake in 2020? Top Desi Journalists Weigh In

    2:00-3:00 PM
    Some of the country’s top political journalists will discuss the historic 2020 presidential election and what's at stake for the Indian American community and all Americans. In an electoral landscape in which fewer than 80,000 voters can determine the presidency, every single vote matters, including that of the Indian American community.


    Moderator: Mini Timmaraju, Exec. Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast

    • Aziz Haniffa, India Abroad
    • Anita Kumar, POLITICO
    • Manu Raju, CNN
  • PANELists

    Mini Timmaraju

    Moderator

    Exec. Director D&I
    Comcast

    Aziz Haniffa

    Exec. Director
    India Abroad

    Anita Kumar

    White House Correspondent
    POLITICO

    Manu Raju

    Senior Congressional  Correspondant
    CNN

  • Get HISTORY

    The Missing Stories: Why Our History Matters Now More Than Ever

    3:05-3:35 PM

    An immersive multimedia presentation showcasing rare and unique archival materials to illuminate the important history of South Asians in the United States. This presentation explores the linkages between past and present, from landmark moments such as the 1923 U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred South Asians from becoming American citizens to the 1956 election of the first Indian American to the U.S. Congress, Representative Dalip Singh Saund. The unfolding of history and its missing stories.


    Moderator: Raj Goyle, IMPACT Co-Founder, CEO of Bodhala, Former Member of Kansas State House of Representatives

    • Samip Mallick, Executive Director, SAADA
  • FIRESIDE CHAT PANEL

    Raj Goyle

    Moderator

    IMPACT
    Co-Founder,

    CEO of Bodhala,
    Former Member of Kansas State House of Representatives

     

    Samip Mallick

    Exec. Director
    SAADA

  • Get TEXAN

    IS A CHANGING Texas SHIFTING THE Nation?

    3:40-4:30 PM
    The Lone Star State is becoming more ethnically diverse but there's more to the demographic shift than just ethnicity, it's also young people. High Tech firms have brought young people with them from other states -- and many of those states are more liberal than Texas. Is the shifting demographics and electoral trends that have led to the recent retirement announcements of numerous Texas Republicans of Congress? What happens in Texas, may not stay in Texas.


    Moderator: Raghu Devaguptapu

    • Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, U.S. House TX10
    • Sri Kulkarni, U.S. House TX22
    • Judge Juli Mathew
    • Keir Murray, KLM Public Affairs, Houston
  • Panelists

    Raghu Devaguptapu

    Moderator
    Left Hook Communications

    Dr. Pritesh Gandhi

    Candidate
    U.S. House TX-10

    Sri Preston Kulkarni

    Candidate
    U.S. House TX-22

    Juli Mathew

    Judge
    County Court 3
    Fort Bend, TX

    Keir Murray

    KLM Public Affairs
    Houston, TX

  • Get networking

    networking reception with you in mind

    5:00-6:30 PM
    The most connected people are often the most successful. It’s not just who you know but who knows you that matters too.

    Get seen. Get heard. Get known.

  • IMPACT BOARD

    Deepak Raj

    Co-Founder

    IMPACT

    Raj Goyle

    Co-Founder

    IMPACT

    Priya Dayananda

    Board Member

    IMPACT Project

    Mini Timmaraju

    Board Member

    IMPACT Project

    Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally

    Board Member

    IMPACT Project

    Ravi Akhoury

    Board Member

    IMPACT Fund

    Raghu Devaguptapu

    Board Member

    IMPACT Fund

    Vikas Raj

    Board Observer

    IMPACT Fund

    Aruna Miller

    Exec. Director

    IMPACT

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