September 7 - 9, 2018


Hotel Westin, Lombard (Chicago), Illinois, USA

WHC 2018@Chicago Sumantrite Suvikrante

We would like to thank all delegates, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, organizers and Hindus across the world for making WHC 2018 a grand success!

WHC 2018 was attended by 2,500 Hindus from 60 countries. It was graced by 220 speakers, including several high-achievers and experts from the world of economy, education, politics, social work, media, and blessed by revered spiritual & religious heads. But, most of all, it was the vibrant energy of the delegates traveling from far & wide and their cross-domain networking that made WHC 2018 such a unique & enriching event. It was indeed a fitting tribute to the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago.

Dhanyavaad for your support and encouragement. It is this engagement of the global Hindu community that allows WHC to act as a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good.

The theme of WHC 2018 was Sumantrite Suvikrante – Think Collectively, Achieve Valiantly. The next goal before us is to follow through on the deliberations and action items identified during the Congress, and we look forward to everyone’s continued engagement for the same. Please share your feedback and ideas by sending an email to so that we can take WHC to even greater heights in WHC 2022@BangkokIf there is any specific role in which you would like to contribute to further WHC’s goals, please do let us know unhesitatingly.

We have started work to collate & publish the speaker presentations & WHC 2018 conference report on the WHC website ( The recorded videos of the conference sessions will also be uploaded on our official YouTube channel ( which will be available to all for viewing.

Once again, thank you!

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Sadhvi Ritambhara ji’s message for WHC 2018

Param Pujya Sadhvi Ritambhara ji, a revered spiritual teacher and inspiration behind the unique children & women’s shelter home, has sent the following message for WHC 2018 – “वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम” के सुदृढ़ आधार पर स्थित सनातन हिन्दू संस्कृति का अवलंबन ही

Conference Schedule

NOTE: On September 6, there will be a live musical performance for all WHC 2018 delegates arriving early. The world-renowned Bharatiya classical musicians Kavita Krishnamurti  and Dr. L. Subramaniam will perform at Hotel Westin from 6.30 – 8.00 PM, followed by dinner.


Conference Speakers

The view the list of dignitaries & speakers at WHC 2018, click here .

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

For any questions regarding WHC 2018 such as hotel booking, visa, transportation etc. please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


Organizing Committee - WHC 2018 @ Chicago

  • Dr. Sriprakash Kothari – Chairperson
  • Raju Reddy – Vice-Chairperson
  • Dr. Abhaya Asthana  – Coordinator
  • Dr. Sham Seth – Conference Host


To view the full WHC 2018 Organizing Committee, click here.

Event Venue

Westin Hotel, 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard (Chicago), IL 60148, USA

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Contact Us

You can contact the WHC 2018 Organising Team by filling the below form.

Alternatively, you can contact Shailesh Rajput via email: | phone: Tel: +1 888-777-1473