IMRC stands for International Maheshwari and Rajasthani Convention. The biennial convention is organized by the Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America (MMNA) and chapters across MMNA take turns hosting the convention. The first convention was held in 1997 and MMNA Convention 2024 is being hosted by the North East Chapter.

The convention is a cultural celebration and a dynamic community building event. It is designed to engage, educate, and enthrall attendees by:

This year's theme is Sanskriti (Culture), Pragati (Progress), and Samriddhi (Prosperity). 

IMRC 2024 will be held on August 30th - September 2nd, 2024 (Labor Day Weekend) at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Philadelphia, PA.

Yes. We thank you for your sponsorship & support! All applicable benefits per sponsorship package will be refunded post registration process and validation.

No, the MMNA Convention registration fee is neither tax-deductible nor a donation. However, please note that registration fees are discounted and account for your food, entertainment, and other costs at MMNA Convention.

Yes, upto 72 hours before the event. 

Yes please book, and we will try to accommodate all requests near the time of the event 

Register to be a life member using http://www.mmna.org/join-us site. In addition, MMNA is offering a promotional rate of $261​ for new life members in 2024. 

For any changes to your reservation, please email the Registration Team at imrcregister@gmail.com with your registration number. 

Please email the Registration Team imrcregister@gmail.com for help with canceling your registration. Contact the hotel directly to cancel your room booking.

Yes, all attendees must stay at the hotel during the course of the convention to truly immerse in and enjoy the MMNA Convention experience. We have events and activities from very early morning to late night masti. The hotel provides us with a worry-free place to relax, socialize, network, and have fun! Moreover, our discounted rates with the hotel is based on a commitment of minimum number of booking for attendees staying at the hotel. We thank you for your understanding and support in making this convention successful!

For your convenience and enjoyment, discounted room rates are available for up to 3 days before and up to 3 days after the convention dates. The MMNA Convention team has negotiated 350 rooms at an exclusive steep discount, and regular hotel rates may apply once we reach this limit. 

No, guests cannot use points/rewards OR other corporate rates/discount codes to book the hotel for MMNA Convention 2024. Sheraton can, however, upgrade any guest who uses their points if they are booked with the MMNA Convention 2024 group block. This will need be handled at check-in directly with the hotel based on availability.

The Sheraton is located 20 minutes (8 miles) from the Philadelphia International (PHL) Airport

Other nearby airports include:

The Sheraton is also close to the Philadelphia 30th St Amtrak Station as well as many bus routes. 

Yes. Please email the MMNA Convention Team at imrcregister@gmail.com with the following details: Full name(s) of all the members 18 years and above matching your travel documents, complete postal address, proposed travel itinerary.

Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America (MMNA) is dedicated to promoting social welfare, preserving cultural heritage and artistic expressions of Rajasthanis in general, and Maheshwaris in particular MMNA. 

MMNA is passionate about preserving and enhancing the Indian Rajasthani culture in America and internationally by:

For more information, please visit mmna.org

The Rajasthanis Abroad Youth Samaj, or RAYS, was created in 2005 to connect and build strong bonds between Marwari youth 21 – 35 years of age. Jr. RAYS was also created for youth 13 - 20 years of age. These groups aim to form a well-knit community for Marwari youth living in North America through shared culture and heritage. RAYS and Jr. RAYS maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America (MMNA). Since its inception, RAYS has coordinated numerous regional and national events throughout the country, allowing Marwari Youth to develop their cross-cultural identity by meeting peers and experiencing Marwari culture that is relatable and relevant. 

Look for RAYS & Jr. RAYS led breakout sessions at IMRC 2024 that will include fun icebreakers, dynamic personal and professional networking, social justice, and community service activities. Along with these RAYS specific sessions, youth will also be able participate in other sessions and mingle with the remaining attendees. It is great way for you as a young and upcoming Rajasthani to experience total cultural immersion and make lifelong friends!