The Conference aims at bringingtogether individuals and organizations having academic interest in diverseareas of Indic / Vedic Studies. This includes independent scholars, academics,writers, journalists, media persons, artists and others interested in Indic /Vedic Studies.
World Association for VedicStudies, known by its acronym ‘WAVES’ is a multidisciplinaryacademic society that welcomes persons engaged or interested in studying anyfield of Vedic / Indic studies. The word ‘Vedic’ is used in a wide sense toinclude not only the Vedas but also the past, present and future of traditionsand societies based on Vedas.
Previous conferences include thefollowing: “Int’l Conference onRevisiting Indus - Saraswati Civilization & Ancient India”, Atlanta (GA), October 4-6, 1996, “International Conference onNew Perspectives on Vedic & Ancient Indian Civilization”, LosAngeles (CA), August 7-9, 1998, “InternationalConference on Contemporary Views on Indian Civilization”, StevensInstitute of Technology, Hoboken, (NJ), July 28-30, 2000, “India’sContributions and Influences in the World”, University ofMassachusetts, Dartmouth (MA) July 12-14, 2002. “India’s IntellectualTraditions In Contemporary Global Context”, , University of MD, Washington,DC area, July 9– 11,2004 “VedicIdeas for Global Harmony and Peace in the Modern Context”, University of Houston, Houston,Texas, July 8-10, 2006, “Vedic heritage for GlobalWelfare of Next Generation”, , Orlando, FL, June 27-29, 2008, “Vedic Knowledge for CivilizationalHarmony”,Trinidad, West Indies, August 4-7, 2010, “Varna Jati and Kula – A conference onIndia’s caste system”,Piscataway, NJ, July 29-31, 2011, “Vedic Cultures –Epic and Pauranic Phase”, Dartmouth(MA), July 13-15, 2012.