Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Upcoming Asian / Asian American Conferences on My Radar

Well, mark your calendars, folks:

From October 20-21, 2006, Minnesota State University-Mankato will be hosting the 2nd Asian Pacific American Conference, "Sharing Our Stories. Uniting our Communities."

The primary goal of the Asian Pacific American Conference is "to build student leadership and to provide an opportunity for academic scholars, students, professionals and community members to discuss the issues that affect the Asian Pacific American community on a local, national and international level."

The website is still a little bare bones, but it should expand soon.

The Center for Lao Studies and the Center For Asian Research at Arizona State University have just posted their call for papers for the 2nd International Conference on Lao Studies, to be held in Arizona from May 3rd to May 6th. You can learn more at

Plans are also underway for the 12th Hmong National Conference, scheduled to be held at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan from April 12 - 15, 2007. No official information is up yet at Hmong National Development but a call for papers will undoubtedly be issued soon.

The Midwest Asian American Student Union will be holding the annual Spring Conference 2007 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since everyone is off on break at the moment, there aren't many more details than that. But you can always visit MAASU at

The Hmong College Students of Minnesota are also announcing their first HCSM President's Retreat – August 5-6, 2006 at William O'Brien State Park in St. Croix, MN.

The purpose of the President's Retreat is to initiate a strong network among incoming 2006-2007 school presidents/chairs/representatives of surrounding colleges and universities in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 21st at 4:00 pm. You can find out more at although it looks like it is best just to e-mail for a current application sheet.

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