Thank you to the entire Kojain community for their overwhelming support in making the Kojain Sammelan at Chicago a huge success.
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Hope that everybody had a good time, and we ask for Michhami Dukkadam for any mistakes on our part.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : Is $115 price for one person or
for a whole family?
A : $115 Price is per adult person and is good until June 30, 2012 For complete pricing chart click here.
Q : Is there any registration
discount for the whole family?
A : There is no registration discount per family. We
had an early bird registration discount per person which ended March 31st, 2012.
Q : Is there any discount for Senior
A : There is no special discount for Senior Citizens.
I want to get Priority Seating at the convention. How can I get that?
A : Priority Seating is not available. Seating is first
come first served basis only except for some seats designated (reserved) for
dignitaries and special guests and speakers.
Q : My child is 4 years old. Do I
need to register him/her?
A : Yes, every person attending the sammelan,
regardless of age, must be registered, but there is no charge for kids up to
age of 5. However, children 5 years and
above have registration fee.
Q : Is there a single day
A : No, you must register for the whole convention.
Q: How many registration form/s should I fill out?
A : For the purpose of 2012 Kojain Sammelan at Chicago, one registration form is needed for all family members residing at the same physical address and planning to attend the Sammelan.
Q: Is there any extra charge for
Food, Sessions or Evening events?
A: Food, sessions and evening events are all covered
in the convention registration fee. There may be a separate charge for any optional special events that may come up (like an
evening cruise) later on. Currently there is no plan for any such event.
Q: What is the $30 Non Kojain Membership fee ?
A: If you are not a current KOJAIN member there is an additional $30 fee that needs to be paid per registration form.
Q: What type of Kojain membership can I sign up for ?
A: Kojain Offers two types of membership - Individual and Family. For each type of membership you can sign up for a two year term or as a Life member. Membership fees range from $30 for Individual two year membership to $250 for a Family Life membership. For additional details please visit the main Kojain website.
Q: What is Kojain Family membership?
A : Family Membership consists of Husband, Wife and Unmarried children less than 25 years of age.
Q: 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.
Q : My friend is interested in attending
the convention but he is not Kutchchhi Jain. Can he register for the
A : Absolutely. However, the fees for non members will
apply. See Registration form for
How do I register?
A : You have option to register on line or by
mail. See Registration form for more
Q : I wish to register online. How will I pay?
A : While filling out the registration form online, you will have a choice to pay using Paypal or to mail a check. You decide how you want to pay. Paying with paypal allows you to use your credit card, and you will not have to mail anything. Everything will be completed online. If you decide to pay with check, you need to mail in the check. Regardless of how you choose to pay, we encourage everyone to complete the registration online.
Data Chart of payment method that people have selected until now.
Q : What or how does Paypal work? Is it secure?
A : Here is a link to the paypal site that has a video explaining how paypal works, and steps it takes to secure your payment data. We at Kojain will never be receiving or storing any of your payment data. Paypal Link
Q : I have never used Paypal. Can I use paypal to pay for my registration?
A: If you have do not have a paypal account, then when you finish your registration and had selected to pay with paypal, you will be directed to the Paypal web site where you will complete your payment and a new paypal account will be created for you.
Q: Oops. I wanted to pay with Paypal, but for whatever reason I didn't or cannot complete my payment after I finished my registration. Is there a second chance to pay using Paypal?
A: If you already have registered with us, regardless of which payment method you had selected, the confirmation email contains a link to allow you to pay through paypal and information about where to mail the check. You can complete your payment using either paypal or check regardless about which method you had selected initially. If you are having difficulty completing your payment, Contact us and we will help you in completing your payment. Do not re-register again, as this would create duplicate registration.
Q : I wish to mail a check. Where should I send it?
A: Make your check payable to: “KOJAIN” and mail to attention of
Mr. Khushal Vira
3256 West 186th Street
Homewood, Illinois 60430
To ensure proper credit and processing, include your Registration Id on the check.
Q : Why do I have to register now?
A : The choice is yours on when to register.
However, we encourage you take advantage of our early bird special of $99. The sooner you register, the less you will
have to pay not only in registration fees but also for travelling fees.
Q : After registering early, if I
cannot make it to the event, can someone else attend in my place?
A : No,
Registration is NOT transferable.
Q : I do not have internet
connection. How do I register?
A : You may download, print and fill out a blank paper registration form or if you need additional help please contact Mr. Khushal Vira at (708) 799-8472. Click here to download a blank Registration form.
Q : I want to cancel the
registration. How can I get a refund and what amount will be refunded?
A : Please review the cancellation policy on the
registration form, and fill out the Contact Us form.
Q : I would like to donate money
or/and sponsor an event for the Sammelan. How can I donate or sponsor?
A : Well, thank you for your thoughts. On our site
there is a tab for Donations & Sponsorship. Click on that and choose the
level of donation and/or the event you like to sponsor. Fill out the form and
send in your payment along with the form to the address given in the form. .
Alternatively, on registration form, there is a line where you can enter the
amount you want to donate and follow instructions to complete the process.
Q : Can I come early or leave late
after the convention?
Q: What about accommodations? Where should I stay ?
A : You can come early, but convention registration
officially starts at 10:00AM on Friday July 27th. You can
leave anytime but the convention officially ends at 12:00 PM Sunday July 29th.
A: If you are planning to stay at a hotel, we recommend to stay at the Holiday inn - Rolling Meadows, the same hotel where the Sammelan is being held. We have negotiated a special deal for $79 per night using the code "KCB". Details are available by clicking here. You can reserve online or by phone.
Q: Is there a shuttle for pickup from the airport?
A: If you are staying at the Holiday Inn, the hotel will provide free airport pickup from the O'hare airport location only. Please arrange and co-ordinate your arrival time and airport pickup directly with the hotel. If you arrive at the Midway airport or any other locations, you will have to make your own transportation arrangements to get to the hotel.
Who should I contact if I have problems with registration?
A : Please fill out the contact Us page and one of us will get in touch with you.