AAPIP's 2017 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting

Join us in Los Angeles on May 19-20 for AAPIP's 2017 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting, “Elevating AAPI Philanthropy: Leaders. Knowledge. Impact.”  This expanded two-day meeting will explore the ways that philanthropy, working in partnership with AAPI community leaders and assets, are expanding and mobilizing resources for vulnerable AAPI communities.

Join a wide range of funders and other philanthropic stakeholders at this one-of-a-kind conference to network and take part in knowledge-building sessions featuring leading grantmaking practitioners and other field experts. Participants will leave with new relationships, strategies, knowledge, and inspiration that shine a light on transformative AAPI philanthropy.


What will you gain from it?

  • A community of other like-minded individuals that care about social justice and the future of an engaged AAPI community
  • Skills-building and learning opportunities through interactive workshops and plenaries
  • Access to experts in the fields of philanthropy and social change

Program at a Glance

Friday, May 19 | 9 AM - 6:30 PM

9:00 AMRegistration Opens
10:00 AMWelcome & Opening Plenary
11:30 AMAAPIP Business Meeting
11:45 AMBuffet Lunch & Networking
12:45 PMPresident's Address
1:15 PMBreakout Sessions
2:45 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PMBreakout Sessions
5:00 PMNetworking Reception at Hotel
7:00 PMDinner on Your Own OR LA Chapter Led Dine-Arounds

Saturday, May 20 | 8 AM - 1:30 PM

8:00 AMContinental Breakfast Roundtables
9:15 AMBreakout Sessions
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMBreakout Sessions
12:15 PMClosing Plenary (grab & go lunch)

Convening Registration

Registration Type


Registration Fee

AAPIP Members$250

Registration fee includes lunch and reception on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2. If you have any questions about your AAPIP membership status, please contact Huong Nguyen-Yap at huong [at] aapip.org. To see what you missed last year, check out the 2016 National Network Convening Storify.

AAPIP's Signature Community Dine-Arounds

Day 1 of the Convening will end with AAPIP's Signature Community Dine-Arounds hosted by AAPIP-LA on Friday, May 19th starting at 7PM! The Dine Arounds are a creative learning space for AAPIP's network to connect with and learn from local community organizations about the issues and challenges impacting the AAPI community, and how they are being addressed. It also provides an opportunity for broader knowledge and resource sharing.

Please note that each Dine-Around costs $35 per person (non-refundable), which is a separate fee from the Convening registration.  Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dine Around Locations and Theme:  

  • Preserving the soul and spirit of Historic Filipinotown in the face of rapid development
    Community Partner: Pilipino Workers' Center
    LA Rose Cafe (4749 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029)

REGISTER for the dine-around here.

Convening Location & Hotel Information

The Convening will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton right in the heart of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles.  Convening attendees are encouraged to stay at our designated conference hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton - Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 629-1200

AAPIP Special Group Room Rates:
deadline to book for group rate is Monday, May 4, 2017.

Room TypeRates From
2 Queen Beds, Nonsmoking$189.00 USD/Night, excluding taxes
1 King Bed, Nonsmoking$189.00 USD/Night, excluding taxes

To make reservations online:

1. Click here to go directly to the DoubleTree reservations page for the group rate.

To make reservations by phone:

1. Dial (800) 222-TREE or (800) 222-8733
2. State Los Angeles, CA as the destination city
3. State the arrival and departure dates between Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
4. Clarify group code: AAP

Host Committee

Special thanks to our local host committee for helping to plan the National Network Convening.
Cathy Choi (The Eisner Foundation), Debra Fong (Asian Pacific Community Fund), Noelle Ito (AAPIP), Heidi Kato (The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation), Preeti Kulkarni (Women's Foundation of California), Stephanie Lomibao (Bank of America Charitable Foundation), Jeanne Sakamoto (The James Irvine Foundation), Rose Veniegas (California Community Foundation), and Ryan Yamamoto (Kaiser Permanente).

Convening Gold Sponsors:

Convening Silver Sponsors:

Convening Bronze Sponsors:


Solicitation Policy
AAPIP upholds a no-solicitation policy at our events, convenings, and meetings to provide a distraction-free environment for all our members and attendees. As such, AAPIP does not allow any kind of solicitation during events, including direct requests for grant funding, membership recruitment, and sales of tickets for outside-AAPIP events. Any person and/or group who violate(s) this policy may be asked at the discretion of AAPIP to leave the event without refund of their registration fees.