The Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA) is a non-political, non-profit, and voluntary association recognized as a 501(c)(3) public non-profit in the United States. OSA was established in 1969 by a few visionary Oriyas who thought of establishing Oriya identity in the adopted land. The society was incorporated in 1981 in Tennessee as a non-profit corporation for promoting activities for a better understanding of Oriya culture and exchange of information between Orissa, United States and Canada. It held an annual get-together called convention, where people of Oriya origin from different parts of USA and Canada mingled and shared experiences of ethnic living. OSA is the oldest organization of Odias in North America.