Las Vegas Chapter

Join Developments in Literacy- Las Vegas Chapter for a memorable night of fun, food and dancing!

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We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for our 2017 Las Vegas Gala is Iram Parveen Bilal!

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Iram Parveen Bilal, raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, is a physics Olympian, filmmaker, and an active participant on many boards. She has multiple feature films including The Ph.D. Movie: Still In Grad School, Josh, and just finished directing her 6th film, Extinction. Iram is currently working on another feature project, Forbidden Steps, all the while developing her TV Series, The Pioneers. Iram sits on the board of the community service organization, the Caltech Y, is a core committee member for iWe, a coalition looking to change female representation in Hollywood, and is a co-chair of the Asian American Writer’s Committee at the Writer’s Guild of America. Bilal is the initiator of the Pakistani Oscar committee and is the founder of Pakistan’s first professional screenwriting lab (QALAMBAAZ).

To view the trailer to EXTINCTIONhttps://vimeo.com/182431123

To view Iram Parveen Bilal’s Talks, click here: http://iramparveenbilal.com/talks/


Unique opportunity to bid on a photo from Nadia Hansen during the Live Auction portion of the gala!

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Nadia is a self-taught freelance photographer. With cultural roots from the Indus Valley civilization and a love for travel, her work mainly focuses on the outdoors, adventure and lifestyle.

Nature and Landscapes are ready models. With Nadia’s photography and visual stories, she wishes to inspire people, causing a desire, a motivation to leave the rush behind, escape routine, go outdoors, explore and experience nature. We are fortunate to be presented with many opportunities in this world, it’s just about making them into a reality.

Website: www.indusvalleygal.com
Follow on instagram: @resultlogix


Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Bashir and Kausar Chowdhry

Heart Center of Nevada

Silver Sponsors:

Aneeqa & Salman Akhtar

Salman and Aneeqa Akhtar

Infectious Disease Associates

Asher & Shamaila Shahzad

Naz Wahab

Nauman Jahangir & Nudrat Nauman

New LifeCare Management Services LLC

Shaheen Chowdhry


DIL Las Vegas “Hope for Flowers” Gala 2016, held on April 30th at Treasure Island Hotel. 

Keynote Speaker: Wajid Mirza, National DIL Board Member and DIL Houston Chapter Vice-President.

Master of Ceremonies: Janey-Ali Rizvi, DIL Houston Chapter Member.

(Photographs Coming Soon!)


DIL Las Vegas “Red & Black Night” Gala 2015, held on May 9th at Treasure Island Hotel.

Special Master of Ceremonies: Sue Manteris, broadcast veteran & Channel 3 NBC Las Vegas news anchor.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations.

Musical Performances by School of Rock and Pericco Band.