Young Professionals Conference

Location: Hilton LAX Hotel | Los Angeles, CA
Date: March 26 – 29, 2020

Fueled by inspirational keynote speakers, engaging networking sessions, and informative skill development workshop, the Young Professionals Conference will expose the lack of APIA representation in the professions, explore innovative thinking, and provide Scholars and Alumni with strategies to cultivate a career in today’s cutting-edge industries. Scholars and Alumni will develop the leadership skills necessary to soar to the top of their professional field and become the next generation of APIA leaders, professionals, innovators, and advocates.

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Thank you for your interest in the APIA Scholars Young Professionals Conference. The application for this year’s program is now closed. Please visit the APIA Scholars Website for additional upcoming programs or engage with other APIA Scholars by visiting and creating a profile on MyAPIANetwork. Thank you!

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Thank you for your interest in the APIA Scholars Young Professionals Conference. We are no longer accepting workshop proposals at this time. If you have a question about the program or would like to partner with APIA Scholars, please contact Thank you!

Key Dates:

  • November 4, 2019: Scholar Application Available
  • December 11, 2019: Application Due at 11:59 PM PST
  • Week of December 16: Scholar Selection and Notification
  • February 3-24, 2020: Pre-Conference Series
  • March 26 – 29, 2020: Young Professionals Conference


APIA Scholars utilizes 4 pillars to govern our programs: Authentic Leadership, Professionalism, Innovation, and Advocacy. It is our goal that APIA Scholars will develop these qualities as they participate in our programs and grow in their personal and professional lives. Session topics at the Young Professionals Conference will be centered around each pillar.

Session Topics Aligned with APIA Scholars Pillars

  • Authentic Leadership: Storytelling, Cultural Competency, Leadership Training, Identity Discussions
  • Professionalism: Salary Negotiation, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, Strategic & Professional Communication, Career Advancement
  • Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship, Start-Up Planning Workshops, Leveraging Social Media
  • Advocacy: Community-based Activism, Coalition Building, Ideation Sessions around Social Justice Issues

Scholar Travel Grant

  • Scholars Residing in the Greater LA Area:
    • Mileage or Rideshare Reimbursement for Travel to Hilton LAX Hotel
    • Free Parking
    • Meal Stipend
    • Hotel Accommodation with Roommate
  • Scholars Residing Outside of the Greater LA Area:
    • Flight to Los Angeles, CA
    • Shuttle service from LAX Airport to Hilton LAX Hotel
    • Meal Stipend
    • Hotel Accommodation with Roommate


Application will be available Monday, November 4, 2019

Applications are due Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Be sure to check back as more information becomes available!

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Mar 26 2020 - Mar 29 2020


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Hilton LAX Hotel
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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