WAVES 2018
13th International Conference
"Vedic Traditions for Education & Learning"

Conference Details -

Date - August 2-5, 2018, Venue - Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75244, USA

Program Schedule : coming soon.

We have 50+ peer-reviewed papers to be presented, a Poster Session, Plenary Talks, and 3 exciting and informative Panel Discussions.

Second Announcement

WAVES 2018

Since 1996, The WAVES Conference provides a biennial gathering and forum for people interested in diverse areas of Indic and Vedic Studies. Attendees typically include university faculty and students, independent scholars, writers, journalists, media persons, artists and professionals. World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) is a multidisciplinary academic society that welcomes people engaged or interested in studying any field of Vedic/Indic studies. The word 'Vedic' is used in a wide sense to include not only the Vedas but also the past, present and future of traditions and societies based on the Vedas.

The theme is broadly interpreted. Papers dealing with Vedic Socio /Economic/ Political Institutions and their contemporary relevance are also sought. Abstracts of 250 to 500 words may propose either a Peer-Reviewed Paper (typically 5000 words or 6 to 9 pages) or a submission for a Presentation Only track, in English, Hindi or Sanskrit. Papers will be reviewed by a panel of experts for their suitability for presentation and/or publication. The broad areas are as follows -

WAVES 2018 Essay Contest

Essay Contest, Details Please download the instructions and details from the above links. WAVES2018 invites essays from students at 3 levels: Middle School, High School and College Undergraduates. The essay must be prepared using the same format template used for the WAVES2019 Conference Proceedings, attached at the above link. The finished essay must be submitted by 8PM US Eastern Daylight Time (Atlanta time), June 2 by email to 2018WAVES@gmail.com Essay Contest, Template


Please email 2018WAVES@gmail.com with your idea for a poster presentation. Posters may be displayed throughout the conference, with a formal 1-hour session devoted to presenting posters to visitors.

Registration Details

Details of Registration fee:

   1.   WAVES US based members: $170 per person if registered by June 30th. [$185 if registered after June 30th]
   2.    WAVES US based Non-Members/ Participants: $210 per person if registered by June 30th [$225 after June 30th]
   3.    WAVES US based Students: $75
   4.    WAVES US based One-day-participation: $75
   5.    WAVES Life-Members from India: $ 100 per person
   6.    WAVES Non-Members from India: $ 170 per person

The registration fee includes (1) Conference material, (2) three breakfasts, (3) three lunches and (4) two dinners.
Registration fee does not include accommodation.
Registration may be done by PayPal through WAVES website Paypal.
For US based participants: In case you are not paying by PayPal, please send your check for registration in favour of
WAVES to C/O D. A. Shah, 780 Ullswater Cove, Alpharetta, GA 30022, USA.


Dallas The DoubleTree By Hilton, 11611 Luna Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
This hotel is within 1 kilometer (0.5 miles) of the conference site.
Ph- 972-385-9000
Web Contact - Stacey.Jackson@DTGalleria.com;

The Fairfield Inn, 13900 Parkside Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75244
This hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the conference.
Ph- 972-661-9800.
Interested participants may contact to Mr. Sashi Kejriwal (sashi@metint.com) before booking a room, special rate may be available. The room rates may change during the summer time.
Brookhaven College

Other Information



Expect very warm climate, no need for jackets. 90-105 deg F max during day. Night time expect 70 deg F.

Visiting points at Dallas

John F. Kennedy memorial: about 12 miles from conference venue; Hare Krishna Mandir : about 15 miles;Winstar World Casino : World's largest casino about 75 miles;Museums and Zoo's about 15 miles. https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/dallas-us-tx-d.htm)

Donations are Welcome

WAVES will appreciate generous donation. May be done through PayPal.

Airports at Dallas

DFW airport, or Dallas Love field airport, are both equal distant from the conference venue.

Conference Program Committee

Narayanan Komerath, Conference Chair
Bal Ram Singh, Dhirendra Shah, Sashi Kejriwal, Shashi Tiwari,
Aparna Dhir, Candace Badgett, Nilesh Oak.

Contact Details
Conference Email - 2018WAVES@gmail.com
Papers/Posters/Academic Matters : narayanan.komerath@gmail.com; Conference Chair
Registration/Visa letter : siaram@aol.com; Shri Dhiru Shah, Treasurer
Funding/Local Arrangements : sashi@metint.com; Shri Sashi Kant Kejriwal, President