4th Annual South Asian American Leadership Conference

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 1:00-5:00 pm CST
  • Location: Siebel Center for Design

The 4th annual South Asian American Leadership Conference will be held in-person on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the Siebel Center for Design. South Asian Americans are one of the most rapidly growing groups in Illinois and the nation. The South Asian American Leadership Conference was created to educate and empower students to network and develop relationships. It also strives to foster unity, strengthen the community, provide opportunities for leadership development, and offer safe spaces to talk about the issues and challenges South Asian American students face.

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SAALC 2023 Schedule


Program Times & Speaker Details

  • 12:30 pm: Check-In
  • 1:00 pm: 1st Keynote Speaker - Dr. Pankaj Desai,
    Assistant Director for International Student Career Development at the The Career Center at UIUC
  • 2:00 pm:
    • Speaker Aishani Dutta presents "Caste and Complicity in the South Asian Diaspora"
    • Speaker Prthivi Nese presents "Interracial and Intercultural Dating in America"
  • 3:00 pm:
    • Speaker Kuldeepa Vartak-Mehta presents "Mother Language - A Cultural Enrichment"
    • Speaker Anish Sabnis presents "Indian Food: Keeping the Cultural Connection"
  • 4:00 pm: 2nd Keynote Speaker - Aravinda Garimella,
    Assistant Professor in Business Administration and RC Events Data Analytics Scholar

Register prior to the event.


2023 SAALC Schedule poster featuring text about the conference on a salmon pink background with the yellow SAALC logo in the upper left


Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

This conference is FREE for all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students.

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