North American Bengali Conference (Uttar America Banga Sammelan) is popular known as NABC. It all started in 1981 when the members of Cultural Association of Bengal (CAB) started a small cultural conference in New York. In no time the it spread all over North America and every year, NABC is organized by CAB in different cities through the local association(s).
NABC, this year, will fall into its 40th year. The glorious history of NABC is taken aloft because of the relentless effort by the Bengali practicing people living in North America.
NABC leverages the distinguished audience and a widespread mix of personalities to discuss issues affecting the NRI community including cultural identity, the future of the community, its role in an increasingly dynamic and globalized economy and engaging the next generation. There are plenty of networking opportunities, social gatherings, re-unions, film screenings, literary readings and cultural performances, drama play – all dealing with Bengali culture. The goal of this year’s Banga Sammelan is to shift the paradigm of the conference from a focus on socialization and entertainment to an emphasis on the exchange of ideas to create a cohesive Bangali, inspire the next generation, and leave a legacy for the future. NABC 2020 plans to build on the history staging the programs at The Westgate Resort Las Vegas CAB Partner organization from all over North America join hand together to make the 40th NABC celebration and 50th anniversary of CAB a grand success.