The annual convention of The Orissa Society of the Americas takes place during the July 4th weekend every year. The main responsibility of hosting the convention rests with the local chapters of OSA. At times when local chapters do not bid for the convention, Oriya communities under the leadership of an OSA life member and with 15 or more OSA members do take charge of organizing the convention. The convention serves to bring together people with roots in Orissa to share the pride in Oriya culture and heritage and pass it on to the next generation. Convention is the centerpiece of OSA’s activities.

Convention is truly a time to celebrate, enjoy some good food and special entertainment. There is no specific dress code for the convention, but if you enjoy dressing up, this is THE time to dress up at the convention.

OSA 50th Golden Jubilee Convention will be in Atlantic City, NJ – Please plan to attend!
Convention Guidelines

OSA Conventions

Two– or Three–day Conventions
Year Convener(s) Location
2020(51st) Dr. Gita Mishra, Manoj Senapati, Dillip Dalai, Sangita Chakrabarty Virtual Convention 2020
2019(50th) Dr. Uma Ballav Mishra, Sribatsa Das, Dr. Niranjan Pati, Dr. Akhileswar Patel, Subhashish Tripathy, Annie Mohapatra, Dr. Durga Mishra, Brajendra Sahu Atlantic City,NJ
2018(49th) Dr. Shishir Senapati, Vivek Das Detroit, MI
2017(48th) Sulochana Patnaik, Sushant Satpathy, Sarada Panda, Siddharth Behera Cruise From Miami to Bahamas
2016(47th) Sourya Mahapatra, Pradeep Dhal and Bikash Behera Boston, MA
2015(46th) Pratap Das, Leena Mishra and Gatikrishna Tripathy Washington DC
2014(45th) Satya Patnaik, Anil Patnaik, Swadhin Patnaik and Deepak Swain Columbus, OH
2013(44th) Gyana Patnaik, Sarj Khandai and Tarani Mohapatra Chicago, IL
2012(43rd) Amulya Das, Pradeep Sahoo and Rakesh Patnaik Seattle, WA
2011(42nd) Tapan Padhi Dallas, Texas
2010(41st) Kuku Das San Francisco, CA
2009(40th) Uma Ballav Mishra and Lalatendu Mohanty Trenton, NJ
2008(39th) Gagan Behari Panigrahi Toronto, ONT, Canada
2007(38th) Ravi Rout Detroit, MI
2006(37th) Joy Gopal Moanty Columbia, MD
2005(36th) Kirtan Behera Newport Beach, CA
2004(35th) Niranjan Tripathy Dallas, TX
2003(34th) Saradindu Misra Princeton, NJ
2002(33rd) Sreekanta Nayak Greenbelt, MD
2001(32nd) Saroj Mohanty Chicago, IL
2000(31st) Kula Chandra Misra Nashville, TN
1999(30th) Lalatendu (Lalu) Mansinha Toronto, ONT, Canada
1998(29th) Saroj Behera Monterey, CA
1997(28th) Pradeep Rath Houston, TX
1996(27th) Annapurna Biswal Washington, D..C.
1995(26th) Sarat Mahapatra Minneapolis, MN
1994(25th) Manaranjan Pattanayak Pomona, NJ
1993(24th) Sudarshan Mishra Troy, MI
1992(23rd) Mahendra Mishra Atlanta, GA
1991(22nd) Mary Ann Pattanayak Chicago, IL
1990(21st) Pratap Das Washington, D.C.
1989(20th) Radhakanta Mishra Nashville, TN
1988(19th) Hemanta Senapati Saginaw, MI
1987(18th) Prasanna Kumar Samantaray Stanford, CA
1986(17th) Asoka K. Das Toronto, ONT, Canada
1985(16th) Dasarathi Ram Kent, OH
1984(15th) Manaranjan Pattanayak Glassboro, NJ
1983(14th) Pratap Das Bowie, MD
1982(13th) Sitikantha Dash Minneapolis, MN
1981(12th) Surya Mishra Chicago, IL
One-day Conventions
1980(11th) Ladukesh Patnaik and OSA Management Team Detroit, MI
1979(10th) Ram Saran Sahoo and OSA Management Team New Brunswick, NJ
1978(9th) Rabi Patnaik and OSA Management Team Wheaton, MD
1977(8th) Amiya Patnaik* and OSA Management Team Riveralr, NJ
1976(7th) Amiya Patnaik* and OSA Management Team Riveralr, NJ
1975(6th) Jnana Ranjan Dash and OSA Management Team Toronto, Canada
1974(5th) Prafulla Mishra and OSA Management Team College Park, MD
1973(4th) Amiya Patnaik* and OSA Management Team Riverside, NJ
1972(3rd) Amiya Patnaik* and OSA Management Team Riverside, NJ
1971(2nd) Bhabagrahi MIshra and OSA Management Team Hartfoed, CT
1970(1st) Gauri Das and OSA Management Team Hartford, CT