Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Event:: 2009 OCA Annual National Convention, San Francisco, August 6-9, 2009

The 2009 OCA Annual National Convention will be held in San Francisco, California, from August 6-9, 2009.

Registration is online at! Be sure to book your hotel by July 2.

This year’s convention theme, “A Call to Action: Empowering Asian Pacific American Voices,” will focus not only on strengthening our diverse community’s voice, but also solidifying our efforts to be more inclusive so that each APA group within our community is empowered to raise its own voice as well. This theme also reaffirms OCA’s commitment to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment.

This is the third time an OCA convention has been held in San Francisco, where APAs are the fastest growing population and comprise more than 30 percent of the greater Bay Area’s total population. We are anticipating over 1,000 attendees from the local area and across the country at our Gala Awards and other exciting events.

Our Pioneer and Outstanding Citizens Award recipients will be: YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Fashion Designer Anna Sui, Congressman Mike Honda, Groundbreaking Historians Phil Choy and Him Mark Lai (Posthumous).

This year’s highlights include:

Career Fair & Community Health Fair
Reception at City Hall
Angel Island Picnic and Tour
Programs for APA youth & college students
Corporate Employee sessions
OCA Gala Awards Banquet

Early Bird Registration ends June 30, so DON’T DELAY!