• Network

  • Inspire

  • Educate

  • PitchFest

  • Volunteer

TAL Kindness Day: Promoting Kindness to Build a Better, Brighter Tomorrow

Welcome to TAL Kindness Day, where the spirit of compassion and collaboration ignites a wave of positive change for a brighter, equitable and sustainable world. Our event is a rallying point for champions of kindness,Change makers, non-profits, and corporate CSR leaders who are focused on social impact. Join us as we gather visionary minds, passionate changemakers, and empathy-driven individuals from across the globe. Together we will delve into the unique challenges faced by non-profits, explore the powerful tools available to amplify their impact, and navigate the changing times with new learnings.

Get ready to be immersed in a day of learning, networking, and growth, where the power of kindness is harnessed to create a more sustainable, equitable, and interconnected future. Let's unite, learn, and forge a path toward a world where kindness thrives, making every corner of our planet a better place!

In Association with The Heartfulness Institute

Heartfulness Institute is a global nonprofit organization with thousands of volunteer trainers who serve more than a million meditators in over 160 countries. Heartfulness relaxation and meditation techniques are studied and proven to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, enhancing emotional intelligence, and exploring the heights and depths of human consciousness. Please click here to find out more

Why Participate in TAL Kindness Day?

  • Networking

    Opportunity to network with corporates, non-profits, global leaders, key industry players, changemakers, schools, students, and volunteers under one roof.

  • Corporates/CSR

    Connect with non-profits & find worthy causes to fund. Showcase your CSR activities. Gain insights on pressing social issues to build your CSR strategy.

  • Non-Profits

    Showcase your work at a dedicated booth, share your story, mobilize support, gain greater reach & raise funds. Corporate matching & networking opportunities.

  • Volunteers

    Learn about social issues & explore ways to make a real difference. Find the right volunteering opportunities. Meet like minded youngsters. Network.

  • Leaders

    Share your valuable insights on pressing social challenges. Inspire youth, individuals, and organizations to take positive action.

  • Youth

    Learn about social challenges and explore ways to make a real difference. Get involved in the charity ecosystem. Network & make friends.

TAL Kindness Day Transformers 2023Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Fest

Here is an exciting opportunity for young innovators and changemakers to showcase their groundbreaking ideas that contribute to a better world. We are happy to invite all young minds between the ages of 11 and 21 to participate in this transformative initiative - the TAL Kindness Day , Social Entrepreneurship PitchFest 2023.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Final PitchFest: November 18, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM PST
  • Venue: Heartfulness Institute, 585 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94536
  • Outstanding participants can win exciting prizes and recognition for their innovative contributions.

AgendaTAL Kindness Day 2023

11:00 AM

  • Keynote

    Welcome Keynote From Touch-A-Life

    Speaker: Tej Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Touch-A-Life Foundation

Room A

11:20 AM

  • Keynote

    Building Equitable Communities

    Speaker: Glenn Vander Zee, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District

Room A

11:40 AM

  • Keynote

    Nurturing The Building Blocks Of Corporate Giving

    Speaker: Samantha Wellington, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, TriNet

Room A

12:00 PM

  • Panel Discussion

    Multiplying The Impact With CSR And Non-profit Partnerships

    Moderator: Bill Shireman, President & Founder, Future 500

    Speaker: Sundar Kamath, Senior VP, CTO, Sanmina

    Speaker: Sylvia Abboud, Executive Director, Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS

    Speaker: Anantha Ganga, Chief Information Officer, Coherent Corp

Room A

12:30 PM

  • Panel Discussion

    Philanthropy And Fundraising In The Digital Era

    Moderator: Piyush Malik, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer, Veridic Solutions

    Speaker: Tej Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Touch-A-Life Foundation

    Speaker: Dr. Orna Kretchmer, President/CEO, Young STEAMers

    Speaker: Somnath Chatterjee, Co-Founder, Crack the Wellness Code (CWC)

Room A

01:00 PM

  • Networking


Room A

02:00 PM

  • Keynote

    Success Factors Of FFE

    Speaker: Minoo Gupta, President, Foundation For Excellence(FFE)

Room A

02:20 PM

  • Keynote

    My Journey As A Social And Cultural Entrepreneur, A Kidney Donor And Future Vision For Political Empowerment

    Speaker: Dr. Romesh Japra, Cardiologist & Founder, Festival of Globe

Room A

02:40 PM

  • Keynote

    Keynote - Corporate CSR

    Speaker: Wendy Shew, Miss Nepal Global Citizen 2021, Founder, Building Education

Room A

03:00 PM

  • Panel Discussion

    Promoting Health And Wellbeing Equity: A Collective Effort for All

    Moderator: Kishore Gadiraju, CEO, TALHospitals

    Speaker: Kanwaljeet S. Anand, Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Speaker: Shoba Rao, TEDx Speaker

    Speaker: Sachin Deshmukh, Founder, Yoga Nature - Integrated Wellness

Room A

03:30 PM

  • Heartfulness - Experience the magic of connecting within

    Learn how to connect with the light and love in your heart, and be inspired and guided from within through the simple and subtle practice of Heartfulness meditation.

Room A

04:00 PM

  • Networking

    Coffee, Tea & Entertainment

Room A

04:30 PM

  • Keynote

    AI For Social Good

    Speaker: Meena Vishnampet, Head of Gen AI Solutions GTM, Google

Room A

05:00 PM

  • Panel Discussion

    Fostering Youth Social Entrepreneurship And Volunteering For A Better World

    Moderator: Vijji Suryadevara, Entrepreneur & Tech Leader

    Speaker: Aditi Bagepalli, Deloitte Consulting

    Speaker: Piyush Gupta, Partner, Suvan Ventures

    Speaker: Vandana Kadam, Mathematics Department Chair, North South Foundation

    Speaker: Srini Madala, Founder & CEO, SoftSol

Room A

05:30 PM

  • Panel Discussion

    Hunger And Homelessness - How Schools, CSR, Non-profits And Community Can Join Hands To Help

    Moderator: Aparna Kadari, Director Information Security, Fannie Mae

    Speaker: Jennifer Dow-Rowell, Executive Director, SAVE

    Speaker: Maryam Adalat, Director of Student Services, East Side Union High School District

    Speaker: Nathan Ganeshan, Founder, Community Seva

Room A

06:00 PM

  • Awards Ceremony

    TALHero Awards Ceremony

Room A

06:30 PM

  • Networking Break

    Dinner & Entertainment

Room A


AI For Social Good

Bring to this pitchfest ideas of how to apply AI to help the uderserved & disadvantaged communities. Areas of applications can include, healthtech, climatetech, fintech, assistedtech, foodtech, agritech, and any sustainable tech ideas leveraging AI for social good.

Key Highlights

It is a Social Innovation PitchFest. It’s a Shark-tank style PitchFest for presenting startup and innovative ideas that can help the underserved and disadvantaged communities. Ideas can range from healthtech, fintech, climate tech, gender tech, agritech, food tech and create prosperity, reduce inequality for people and planet.

  • We provide mentors and tools such as business model canvas, pitch deck to shape your ideas and your startup pitch.
  • Create an account on TALTransformers Application and submit your ideas to be considered.
  • Access comprehensive training modules to enhance student’s understanding of social impact initiatives.
  • Your pitch will be in person at the event.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Connect with like-minded peers and build meaningful collaborations for your social innovation projects.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Final PitchFest: November 18, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM PST
  • Venue: 585 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94536


Earn a Volunteer Certificate

Key Highlights

Get involved as a volunteer at the TAL Kindness Day Event, where you'll play a crucial role in helping nonprofits and schools raise funds. By dedicating your time and skills, you'll not only earn valuable volunteer hours but also a well-deserved certificate. Your commitment to making a positive impact will be acknowledged and celebrated, serving as a testament to your selflessness and the difference you've made in the community. Join us in this rewarding endeavor to support worthwhile causes and earn your certificate.


Youth Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Earn Your Social Entrepreneurship Introduction course certificate.

Key Highlights

Join our Social Entrepreneurship introduction course to learn how young entrepreneurs can make social impact. This guided bootcamp will help you learn how to formulate your business to support your favorite social cause. Get the TAL tools, templates, training and access to mentors to nurture your social innovation mindset. Learn how you can make a social impact and make the world a better place.


Heartfulness Meditation Training For Youth

Key Highlights

Join us for Heartfulness Meditation Training for Youth at the TAL Kindness Day event. This transformative experience will empower young minds with mindfulness and inner peace. Through meditation, youth will learn valuable life skills that promote well-being and kindness, making a positive impact on their lives and communities.


Unlock Your Potential: Understanding Your Personality to Shape Your Career Path

Earn Your Social Entrepreneurship Introduction course certificate.

Key Highlights

Explore the unique qualities and traits that define your personality, and learn how to leverage them to create a fulfilling and successful career journey. This topic will guide you in aligning your passions and strengths with your professional aspirations, helping you craft a purpose-driven career path.

  • Solix Technologies, Inc.
  • Emagia Corporation
  • Heartfulness
  • TALRadio
  • Save
  • Sankara Eye Foundation
  • Young Steamers
  • Arunay Foundation
  • Saloni Heart Foundation (SHF)
  • Crack the Wellness Code (CWC)
  • Kidsave
  • City of Dreams
  • Community Seva
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
  • Yoga Bharati
  • North South Foundation
  • Mercy For Animals
  • H2H Foundation
  • Second Start
  • AAPI Female Founder Foundation (F3)
  • Asha's House Foundation
  • Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
  • Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
  • Education for All
  • Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS
  • omniwellness
  • trinet
  • Sharing Happiness Foundation
  • Santa Clara Unified School District
  • East Side Union High School District

*This Agenda is subject to change

Our Speakers TAL Kindness Day 2023

  • Aditi Bagepalli

    Aditi Bagepalli
    Deloitte Consulting

  • Anantha Ganga

    Anantha Ganga
    Chief Information Officer
    Coherent Corp

  • Aparna Kadari

    Aparna Kadari
    Director Information Security
    Fannie Mae

  • Bill Shireman

    Bill Shireman
    President & Founder
    Future 500

  • Faithe Velschow

    Faithe Velschow
    Director of Mentoring
    Sequoia Union High School District

  • Glenn Vander Zee

    Glenn Vander Zee
    East Side Union High School District

  • Jennifer Dow-Rowell

    Jennifer Dow-Rowell
    Executive Director
    Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

  • Kanwaljeet S. Anand

    Kanwaljeet S. Anand
    Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Kishore Gadiraju

    Kishore Gadiraju

  • Maryam Adalat

    Maryam Adalat
    Director of Student Services
    East Side Union High School District

  • Meena Vishnampet

    Meena Vishnampet
    Head of Gen AI Solutions GTM

  • Milli Seth

    Milli Seth
    Co-Founder & President
    Saloni Heart Foundation

  • Minoo Gupta

    Minoo Gupta
    Foundation For Excellence

  • Nathan Ganeshan

    Nathan Ganeshan
    Community Seva

  • Dr. Orna Kretchmer

    Dr. Orna Kretchmer
    Young STEAMers

  • Piyush Gupta

    Piyush Gupta
    Suvan Ventures

  • Piyush Malik

    Piyush Malik
    Chief Digital & Transformation Officer
    Veridic Solutions

  • Dr. Romesh Japra

    Dr. Romesh Japra
    Cardiologist & Founder
    Festival of Globe

  • Sachin Deshmukh

    Sachin Deshmukh
    Yoga Nature - Integrated Wellness

  • Samantha Wellington

    Samantha Wellington
    Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

  • Shoba Rao

    Shoba Rao
    TEDx Speaker

  • Somnath Chatterjee

    Somnath Chatterjee
    Crack the Wellness Code (CWC)

  • Srini Madala

    Srini Madala
    Founder & CEO

  • Sundar Kamath

    Sundar Kamath
    Senior VP, CTO

  • Sylvia Abboud

    Sylvia Abboud
    Executive Director
    Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS

  • Tej Gundavelli

    Tej Gundavelli
    Founder & CEO
    Touch-A-Life Foundation

  • Vandana Kadam

    Vandana Kadam
    Mathematics Department Chair
    North South Foundation

  • Veena Gundavelli

    Veena Gundavelli

  • Vijji Suryadevara

    Vijji Suryadevara
    Entrepreneur & Tech Leader

  • Wendy Shew

    Wendy Shew
    Miss Nepal Global Citizen 2021, Founder
    Building Education

TALHero Awards 2023 U.S. Changemakers

TALHero Awards 2023 India Changemakers

TALHero Awards 2023 U.S. Nonprofits

TALHero Awards 2023 India Nonprofits

Our Sponsors/Exhibitors

Register NowTAL Kindness Day 2023

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of something truly special! Register now for TAL Kindness Day 2023 and join us in spreading love, compassion, and goodwill. This annual event is a celebration of the power of kindness, where people from all walks of life come together to make the world a better place. By registering, you'll become a vital participant in a day dedicated to acts of kindness, both big and small, that have the potential to brighten lives and bring communities closer. Let's make a positive impact together – register today and let kindness lead the way!

Venue Details

11:00 AM - 08:30 PM

Heartfulness Institute

585 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94536