Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Who should I contact if I have problems with registration?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Q2: Do I need to register for the convention if I plan to serve as a volunteer?
A: Yes, all volunteers have to register and pay registration fees for the convention.
Q3: Is $239 price for one person or for a whole family?
A: $239 Price is per person for adults during the early bird registration period only. After that there will be an incremental price increases.
Q4: Is there any registration discount for the whole family?
A: There is no family registration discount. We have an early bird registration discount for first 1000 registrants.
Q5: Is there any discount for Senior Citizens?
A: There is no special discount for Senior Citizens.
Q6: My child is 7 years old. Do I need to register him/her?
A: Yes, children 6 years old and above must register.
Q7: I have a child below the age of five. Do I need to register him/her?
A: Yes, all attendees must be registered, but there is no charge for children 5 years and under.
Q8: Is there a single day registration available?
A: No, you must register for the whole convention - all five days (June 30 - July 4).
Q9: Is there any extra charge for food, sessions or evening events?
A: Food, sessions and evening events are covered in the convention registration fee. There is a charge for Youth activities, Jain Milan (Matrimonial) and Young Jain Professionals (YJP). Please review the registration information and fees to see which optional services are available for an additional charge.
Q10: Who qualifies for the youth registration charges?
A: Kids between the ages 6 and 17.
Q11: My friend is interested in attending the convention but he/she is not Jain. Can he/she register for the convention?
A: Yes, the Convention is open to everyone who wants to further their knowledge of Jainism.
Q12: I am going to India. Can I register after coming back and still take advantage of the Early Bird Discount deal?
A: Registration is available online and first 1000 registrants has Early Bird Discount price. You can qualify for Discounted prices based on over all registrants.
Q13: How do I register?
A: To register go to http://convention.jaina.org and click on Registration.
Q14: Can you give me the registration cost breakdown?
A: Please refer to Registration Fee structure on the registration form for information.
Q15: Why do I have to register now?
A: You may register online until June 20, 2017 and then on site depending on availability. Please note that registration discount decreases as more individuals register. Please refer to the Registration Fee structure on the registration form for detail costs and deadlines.
Q16: I do not have Internet connection. How do I register?
A: Registration is available only online or on-site based on availability. Please email to email@example.com with full details to support you.
Q17: I want to cancel my registration. How can I get a refund and what amount will be refunded?
A: Please review the cancellation policy on the registration form.
Q18: I would like to donate money to JAINA. How can I donate?
A: On the registration form, there is a line where you can enter the amount you want to donate. Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you additional details on how you can contribute.
Q19: My family and I would like to attend the convention but cannot afford the registration costs. Is there some program we can take advantage of?
A: Please email email@example.com and provide us details of your situation.
Q20: I am a guest speaker at the convention. What are my registration costs?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us your information.
Q21: I have lost my registration number. How can I retrieve it?
A: Please contact email@example.com to get your details.
Q22: I never received a registration confirmation email/letter. How can I get it?
A: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your details.
Q23: Can I come early or leave late after the convention?
A: The convention center will open at 10.00am on Friday, June 30th, and the convention program will end at 1.00pm on Tuesday, July 4th. Attendees are free to come and go from the convention center at any time.
Q24: How do I cancel/modify my registration items?
A: To cancel or modify your registration please click on 'Already Registered?' on top line then provide your email address and confirmation number to proceed with modification/cancellation as you require.
Q1: Is there parking available at the convention location?
A: Yes, We have procured additional parking too.
Will transportation be provided to/from airport?
A: Limited Transportation will be provided on June 30th and July 4th
to and from Newark Airport (EWR) only during scheduled time.
Will transportation be provided to/from hotel?
A: Transportation will be provided to and from JAINA preferred hotels only during
scheduled time frame.
Q1: Will Jain food be served?
A: Yes, only Jain food will be served. There is an option for Jain Vegan food too.
Q2: Will there be arrangements for special dietary requirements (for example, vegan meals)
A: We will have vegan meals available for those who have requested vegan meals at the time of registration. If you have other dietary requests, please email email@example.com.
Q3: What time will breakfast, lunch and dinner be served?
A: Breakfast is from 7 to 9am, Lunch is from 12 to 2pm and Dinner is from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. Snacks will also be served from 3:30 to 4:30pm and 11pm to 12:30am. All meals are for registrants only.
Q4: Are you going to cater to people who want to do Akasana, Besana, Ayumbil or Tithi?
A: Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with you details ahead of time.
Q1: Is the convention location handicap accessible?
A: Yes, it is handicap accessible.
Q2: Which hotel is closest to the convention location?
A: Hotel information is available under the “Hotel and Travel” page on the website There will be free bus transportation between the hotel and the convention location.
Q3: Is the hotel cost covered by the cost of registration?
A: The registration cost only covers the attendance to the Convention and does not cover Hotel costs. You will have to book the Hotel separately.
Q1: Is there separate programming for adults and youth?
A: Some programs are applicable for all age groups. Some programs are catered to certain age groups. Please check the “Program Overview” at http://convention.jaina.org for detailed programming for all age groups
Q2: Where will youth related programs take place?
A: Visit http://convention.jaina.org for Youth programs for ages 14-23.
Q3: What special programs have been planned for kids ages 6 to 13?
A: Programming information is available at http://convention.jaina.org
Q4: I/my group/our Sangh would like to perform a program on stage. Who should we contact for this?
A: Please click on the cultural program link under program information at http://convention.jaina.org or email email@example.com
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