U P D A T E : JULY 14, 2012

There has been an overwhelming response to the Congress and the event is completely full to capacity, and sold out. Registrations are now closed.

Thanking you, XVI NAZC 2012

The XVIth North American Zarathushti Congress will bring together Zarathushtis of all ages from all over the world to celebrate our community and explore Zarathushti Existence in the Contemporary World.

More about : Program | Entertainment | Venue

We also have a series of SPONSORSHIP options that you can avail of. All of them include Congress registration. More information on that is available on the   SPONSORSHIP   page.


There are two ways to register for the XVI NAZC 2012. Please make your selection from the two options below, by clicking on the option you select.

download registeronline addonevents


Below you will find detailed information about the rates, various add-on options, accommodation and venue information, airport transportation and guidelines and policies.

You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions section for the common queries.

If you have any further questions regarding the registration process please contact


Mehru Cama
Chair, Logistics Committee
Piroja Press
Logistics Committee,


Registration Rates:

Postmarked By

Under 5 years

6-12 years

13 – 24 years

25-65 years

66 and above

Early Bird

Before 02.15.2012

$ 100

$ 150

$ 250


$ 275


02.16.2012 – 05.31.2012

$ 150

$ 200

$ 300

$ 350

$ 325


06.01.2012 – 07.26.2012

$ 250

$ 325

$ 425




Pre-Congress Program

WZCC Day 2012

The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) NY Chapter is organizing a WZCC DAY 2012 commencing in the afternoon of August 01, 2012, the day preceding the Congress. The day’s program will include visits to NYC’s business districts and dinner with keynote speakers. For further details, please visit


Add-On Options

Fezana 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Thursday August 02, 2012

The year 2012 marks the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the founding of FEZANA. To mark this event, an evening of Celebrations, Dinner and Dance will be organized during the Congress on Thursday August 02, 2012.

Price: $ 75 per person

This event is also open for non-participants at the XVI NAZC 2012. For pricing info and to sign up for this event separately please click HERE.


An Evening In New York City

Friday August 03, 2012

Participants will have the opportunity to avail of an add-on event: An Evening In New York City. The NYC Transportation add-on option only includes bus transportation from the hotel to NYC and back.

Buses will leave promptly at 3:00 pm from the hotel and return from NYC at 11:00 pm and 1.00 am. Participants are expected to be at the location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

The Congress organizing committee will negotiate discounted rates for NYC sightseeing. More information on this shall be available in the coming months. It shall be posted on the website here and also through our newsletters.

Price: US$ 25 per person

This event is also open for non-participants at the XVI NAZC 2012. For pricing info and to sign up for this event separately please click HERE.


Dinner & Entertainment at The Hilton (including Dinner for FEZANA AGM Delegates)

Friday August 03, 2012

For those not visiting New York City that evening, an entertainment program and dinner will be organized at the hotel during the evening of Friday August 03, 2012.

In order to ensure a proper headcount all FEZANA AGM Delegates must select this option.

Price: US$ 50 per person

This event is also open for non-participants at the XVI NAZC 2012. For pricing info and to sign up for this event separately please click HERE.

Registration and Payment

If registering by MAIL:

Please download the form in PDF format by clicking on the link at the end of this page.

Please refer to registration and option rates and make check payable to ZAGNY.  In the memo line of the check please mention NAZC 2012. Payment must be in US Dollars either by a personal check or by cashier’s check.

Please mail all checks and completed registration form to:

Piroja R. Press

653 Richmond Court,

Ramsey, NJ 07446, U.S.A.


If registering ONLINE:

Please click on the link at the end of the page and complete your registration online. You will have the ability to make a secure online payment with a credit/debit card at no additional cost. NAZC 2012 uses Paypal as a payment merchant and all financial transactions take place through their gateway. No financial information is ever received or stored by NAZC 2012.


General Instructions & Policies

Please use additional forms if registering more than four participants.

Participants up to 12 years of age will be served kids meals.

Children under 6 years of age will not be allowed in the regular Congress sessions. A Children’s Zarathushti Program will be available for ages 5–12 years at no additional cost. Baby sitting services may be provided for children 1-4 years.

Space permitting and at the discretion of the organizing committee reservations for a Banquet Only option may be made available between July 15 – 26, 2012.


General Registration & Cancellation Policy

A 15% penalty for cancellation requests received by 6/30/2012.

No refunds on or after 7/1/2012.

Registration and admission to various events are subject to capacity restrictions.

The organizing committee reserves the right to cancel any event in case of inadequate interest or circumstances beyond its control.


Accommodation Information

Accommodations are at the Hilton Westchester Rye Brook, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573.

Registrants are responsible for hotel reservations and accommodation. Registrants are advised to handle these independently.



Block bookings have been arranged at a very special rate of $119.00 per room (single/double/triple/quad) plus appropriate state and local taxes. In addition, these discounted rates will be offered based on availability 3 days before and 3 days after the Congress dates.  In the event a room has been requested and one checks out prior to the reserved check-out date, the hotel will charge an early check-out fee of $75.00 to your bill.  In order to avoid an early check-out fee please advise Hilton Rye Brook at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.


Check-In Time

The check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.  All guests arriving before 3:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. The Bell Staff can arrange to check-in baggage if you arrive early when rooms are unavailable. Parking is free at the hotel.


Room Reservations

The Reservations link for NAZC 2012 is or by calling the Hilton Rye Brook room reservation department at 1-800-HILTONS.

Please request the group rate for ZAGNY or give the unique group code [ ZAG ].

In order to confirm a room assignment the Hotel will require one night’s deposit, refundable up to 72 hours in advance of the check-in date.


Airport Transportation

To book a car service from all major airports, please contact one of the providers below and mention ZAGNY to get special discounted rates.

Deluxe Limo and Luxury Car Service
1-866-703-0066  or  1-914-368-2182

GO Airport Shuttle
1-866-284-3247  or  1-203-891-1280


Activities For Registered Children

The following activities will be provided free, at no additional cost, to all registered children. These activities will be held only if we have a sufficient number of children registered for the specific activity. The children’s program will take place concurrently with the adult sessions.  Parents must pick up their children at meal times.