NQAPIA’s national and regional functions happen on a triennial schedule. In August 2015, we hosted our National Conference in Chicago, and in August 2016, we hosted our Leadership Summit in New Orleans. This year, we will travel closer to your communities through our Regional Summits. Our Summits are, for the most part, invitation-only for NQAPIA’s federation members. When we have the opportunity to catch up every three years at our National Conference, this open event becomes an affirming community reunion with endless space to learn, grow, and feel accepted in our LGBTQ and AAPI identities.
To improve local partnerships and to build local presence, NQAPIA comes to you in our Regional Summits. In this space, we build community, build skills, and build knowledge that is relevant to your region and bridge it through our national work. We partner with local hosts for summits in the East Coast, Midwest, South, and West Coast.
The South will meet in Houston, TX from May 5-7, 2017.
The Midwest will meet in Chicago, IL in August 4-6, 2017.
The West Coast will meet in Fresno, CA from August 18-20, 2017.
The East Coast will meet in Boston, MA in October (TBD)
Leadership Summit of LGBTQ AAPI Organizations
This weekend-long training focuses on networking, learning about current issues, sharing strategies, building local organizational infrastructure, and forging collaborative programs. Prior convenings were held in New Orleans (2016), Honolulu (2013), San Jose (2011), Chicago (2010), Denver (2008), and Oakland, CA (2005).
This open conference brings together grassroots LGBTQ AAPI activists and community members from across the nation. The next National Conference will be in the San Francisco/Bay Area in Summer 2018. Prior national conferences were in Chicago in 2015 (350 attendees), Washington, DC in 2012 (350 attendees), and Seattle in 2009 (250 attendees). New York’s 2004 conference (400 attendees) helped lay the groundwork for NQAPIA’s initial convening.