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 it spread all over North America and every year, NABC is organized by CAB in different cities through the local association(s). Celebrated for over 40 years, he 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.
NABC, like most global events, could not be held in-person last year and this year. However, we organized a virtual concert in 2020 to help in Covid and Amphan relief efforts. This year’s NABC is still virtual but has gone global with a mission to help in COVID efforts in India.