Join us for SAPAS 2017, the first Stanford Asian Pacific Alumni Summit

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The inaugural Stanford Asian Pacific Alumni Summit with the theme “Voices Rising” is set for March 31-April 2, 2017 on the Stanford campus.

This groundbreaking event will enable alumni to learn from and connect with others, to find opportunities for collaboration, and to have fun! We're committed to making a real impact among our fellow alumni, the University, and our community by providing a truly unique space for networking beyond our ‘regular’ circles, sharing experiences and insights in a low key environment. 

We also hope to use the opportunity of being together to: 1) challenge stereotypes; 2) examine how we individually and collectively view issues and solutions from the lens of our ethnicity; and 3) seek consensus for proactive paradigm change about what it means to be Asian, Pacific Islander, or Asian American in tomorrow’s world.

Founding Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of Founding Sponsorships, for individual alumni or companies, are available at the following levels:

Gold Level — $5,000
Silver Level — $3,000
Bronze Level — $1,000

Founding Sponsors will be recognized for their support in Summit e-mails, on-site program and posters and the Facebook page. Sponsors can also donate anonymously.

Learn more

Pricing Policy

$300: Alumni & guests
$225: Recent undergrad alumni (2012-2016)

$375: Alumni & guests
$225: Recent undergrad alumni (2012-2016)

Registration fee includes:  Friday Welcome reception, Saturday breakfast, lunch and banquet dinner, as well as workshops and speakers on Saturday. Each registrant will be allowed to register themselves and one alum/non-alumni guest for a separate ticket price.

Financial assistance is also available for the conference! Complete an online application here. Applications must be received by February 16, 2017 for consideration.

Event Highlights Below
For the full schedule, go here.

Friday, March 31. Evening Welcome
Meet new and old friends, while enjoying delicious fare and fun!

Saturday, April 1. Summit Saturday + Dinner Buffet.
Hear alumni share their perspectives and share your own views about leveraging our collective voices. You'll learn about and participate in discussions on topics like:

  • Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling: its persistence and how to break through
  • Asian American entrepreneurs: how are their choices changing the world?
  • Asian Healthcare Issues: Taking care of ourselves, our families, and our communities
  • Arts and media: how API Americans are changing our popular culture
  • State of APIs at Stanford: views from our community

Sunday, April 2. SAPAAC Sunday!
Enjoy options that will include dim sum at Tai-Pan in Palo Alto or a tour of Angel Island in San Francisco.

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Connect with us on our Facebook page for the Summit!

Hotel Reservations

A limited number of rooms have been blocked out at the following hotels for summit attendees:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Use code SAP. Book online or call (888) 422-2264. Deadline to reserve: February 28.
  • Stanford Guest House. Use code SAP2017. Book online or call (650) 926-2800. Deadline to reserve: February 28.

Steering Committee

Marsha Fong ’77 Co-Chair
Emily K. Lee ’84, MS ’85 Co-Chair
Adrian Arima ’72, MS ’72
NaSun Cho ’98
Maria Chow Zajac '92, MA '92
Benjamin Fong ’08
Hope Nakamura ’82
Ron Nakao ’78, MA ’03, PhD ’07
Risa Shimoda ’77


Thank you to our
Founding Sponsors!

Adrian Arima, Gold
Norman Chen, Gold
Feigenbaum-Nii Foundation, Bronze
Marsha Fong, Bronze
Glen S. Fukushima, Gold
Emily Lee, Gold
Christopher Li, Gold
Hope Nakamura, Bronze
Denise Peck, Bronze

Inspiring Diversity, Bronze

Inspiring Diversity, Bronze

**And special thanks to the Stanford Associates for their grant to help support the Summit.

Our thanks to the
Host Committee

Michael Choo '96
Nelson Dong '71
Bernadine Chuck Fong '66, MA '68, PhD '83
Ivan Fong JD '87
Ying-Ying Goh '94, MD '01
Leslie Hatamiya '90, JD 97
Frank Don Lee PhD '77
Emory Lee '59, MA '64
Goodwin Liu '91
Bill Shen '98
Risa Shimoda '77
Sheila Wang MS '87

More thanks to our volunteers!

(Names still being added)
Cindy (Harris) Akiyama '79
Fidelia Butt '88, MS '88
Hong Chen MS '83, PhD '87
Norman Chen MBA '91
Kathy Ko Chin '80
Joan Chiao '00
Judy Chang '00, MS '02
Bill Chu MS '74
Mimi Gan '79
Anita Govindjee MS '89
Kara Guzman
Susan Hainze MS '84
Stefanie Huie '94
James Huynh '15
Kevin Hsu '08, MS '11
Suzanne Kawahara '78
Lida Kon '69
Victor Kuo MA '98, PhD '99
Justin Lam '13
Chris Loh MBA '91
J. Roberto Motoshige '89
Karen Nga '08
Julius Paras '91
Denise Peck MBA '85
Quan Phung '92
Agnes Tin PhD '80
Katherine Toy '91, MA '95
Linda Tran '06
Greg Yee '06