Submit NQAPIA Keynote Speaker suggestions & Community Catalyst Award nominations!

NQAPIA members,

We need your help for our National Conference in Washington, DC from July 19-22 2012.

At the NQAPIA Leadership Summit in July 2011, attendees brainstormed a list of possible keynote speakers and that list was refined to individuals whom the planning committee feels represent our diverse LGBTQ AAPI communities.

As we craft our programming, including the Community Catalyst Awards Dinner, we will be able to invite additional individuals and organizations to be profiled at our conference.  We can reach out to them as either plenary presenters or Community Catalyst awardees.  Our established criteria for the Community Catalyst Award includes: 1) substantive work in support of AAPI and/or LGBT communities; 2) name recognition (i.e. ability and willingness to attract sponsors/ participants and raise money); and 3) commitment to be physically present.

We want to make sure your voice in heard in our planning process! The conference planning committee meets the second Wednesday of the month- if you’re interested in being part of this, e-mail

If you’re able to provide additional suggestions for keynote plenaries and/or Community Catalyst Awardees, list them at this link:

Note that the more comprehensive you can be in terms of providing contact information and description of their positive contributions to the community, the more likely we will be able to consider them.

Suggestions accepted until January 12.

If you have any questions, contact NQAPIA at