Location – 2015 National Conference


All conference workshops will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Student Center East (SCE) building.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East Building
750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-5040

The University of Illinois at Chicago boasts one of the Midwest’s largest AAPI student populations and is the only federally-recognized Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in the Midwest.


UIC is served by the CTA (the “El”) Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) connecting the campus with downtown, O’Hare International Airport, northwest and west side neighborhoods of Chicago, and the western suburbs of Oak Park, Forest Park, and Cicero.


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza in the fanciful neighborhood of Greektown, just 5 blocks from the conference site.
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

733 West Madison Street

Chicago, IL 60661

Reservations must be made by July 6 to secure the special rate of $139/night.
Book online or call 1-800-593-5447 and mention the reservation code “QAI.”

Community Housing
Free community housing is available. To inquire, complete this form  or email

NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social

You’re invited to:
NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Come meet the NQAPIA Co-Directors and National Board Members when we are in Chicago to plan and strategize for our upcoming year!

– Learn about NQAPIA exciting initiatives on immigration, visibility, and awareness raising
– Connect with Board Members and activists from all over the country
– Find out more about our 2012 National Conference in Washington, DC!

When: Saturday, April 21st at 7pm
Where: Jak’s Tap, 901 W. Jackson St. (near Halsted)

Getting there: Blue Line to UIC-Halsted, #126 Jackson and #8 Halsted buses. Metered street parking available.

$20 suggested donation | $10 students & low-income
Cash Bar and Hors d’Oeuvres
All ages welcome.

Funds raised will support scholarships for our upcoming National Conference in July.

Friends, family and allies welcome! -We have a  private party room with gender-neutral restrooms.

Want to RSVP and donate ahead of time by credit card?
Want to RSVP, but pay at the door?
That’s cool- email Joy at

In Community,
Joy Messinger & Liz Thomson, Chicago-based NQAPIA Board Members

Chicago LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Lawyers Reception: April 19, 2012

RSVP Here:


National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

Asian American Bar Association of Chicago

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

National LGBT Bar Association


Invite you to an: 

LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Cocktail Reception

This networking reception recognizes the diversity within the LGBT and AAPI communities and also provides support to LGBT attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Hosted by McDermott Will & Emery

227 W. Monroe Street

Chicago, Il 60606


Welcoming Remarks by U.S. District Court Judge Edmond Chang.  Keynote Address by Peter S. Ohr, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board.

Event is free but donated proceeds will support scholarships for student to attend the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance conference in Washington, DC in July 2012.



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