Frequently Asked Questions

Where can i get more info regarding convention?

Please browse this website under useful links, or send message to admin under contact us.

What age group can attend?

All families and age groups are welcome and encouraged to attend. Various programs will cater to the needs of all age groups.

Location of grand mahotsav, katha and convention

Please click on venue, under useful links.

Is there a transportation from airport to hotel?

Lot of hotels in area will offer free transportation from newark new jersey airport. It will be the responsibility of attendee to verify and arrange that on your own.

Is there a transportation from hotel to convention center?

Yes, almost all hotels will provide free transportation to the convention hall. Please make sure you check with them before booking your hotel rooms.

Where are the accomodations/hotels located?

Most of the hotels are within 1 mile of convention center.

Are there special discounts available for hotels?

Yes , vyo usa has negotiated special rates for this event. You will have to mention “vyo usa” to get this discounts. Limited rooms are available and we encourage you to book quickly.

Is there arrangement for thakorji seva at location?


Dietary restrictions and allergies

The food will be without onion and garlic. No other accommodations are possible.

Is there visa service help available?

Yes please click on tours and travels to get more info and reach out to them directly. You will be responsible for all cost.

Are other tours available to do sight seeing if we come?

Yes, please click on tours and travels link and reach out to them to make your own arrangements for local or usa sightseeing.

How can i become manorathi or donate/help, even though not able to attend?

Please fill out the form and submit payment or contact us via email and one of us will call you.

Are there baby sitting arrangements?


What do I need to do before the convention?

Please visit the Hotel and Travel Information webpage for information on travel and making your hotel reservation. When considering your registration options, check out the Registration Information webpage. Take advantage of substantial discounts by registering early! Hotel reservations will open and online registration will open in Jan 1, 2018

Where can I find convention program details?

The convention program outlines are available under useful link and in registration brochure.

Do I have to be a VYO member or Vaishnav to attend the convention?

No. You do not have to become a member of VYO or Vaishnav to attend the convention.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds are available until April 2018 (less a $25 handling fee.). No refunds will be given after this date.

I am presenting as speaker and/or participating in a panel at the convention. Do I still have to register to attend the convention?

All speakers and special presenters who are invited by VYO USA are our guests at convention and do not have to register for themselves.

what is the dress code at convention?

Indian dress attire is preferred at the convention.

Helpful hints:

Always come before scheduled session time.
Take your seats.
Participate actively and always look for opportunity to volunteer and contribute
Keep all areas clean.
Network with fellow Vaishnav’s and learn about the spirituality and enjoy all the events.
Cooperate with organizers and volunteers.
Do not waste any food or other resources.