A week from today, Oct. 19, we will convene our 9th annual Asian American Community Development Conference at NYU’s Kimmel Center. You still have time to register for this dynamic event (click here for details).

The theme of this year’s conference is “Social Movement | Social Enterprise.” AAFE will be joined by 300 policy experts, community development practitioners, funders and civic leaders to discuss our shared vision of equality and prosperity for all.

We have published the complete schedule on our conference website. Highlights include conversations on:

  • Community Wealth Building Through Neighborhood Transformation
  • Challenging Mainstream Narratives: Reclaiming & Amplifying Our Data and Stories
  • Growing the Affordable Housing Pie: It’s Not One Size Fits All
  • Scaling Worker-Owner Innovations
  • The Equitable Neighborhood
  • Financing & Building Affordable Housing: A How-to Session For Local Developers New to the Game
  • Bridging the Generational Divide: Asian American Bridge Builders
  • Organizing Philanthropists & Investors of Color for Community Change
  • Training Grounds for Building Political Power: Sharing Best Practices

We have an esteemed lineup of speakers. They include Richard Lui of MSNBC, who will serve as luncheon emcee. Keynote speakers are Shekar Narasimhan, President’s Advisory Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific       Islanders; Gloria S. Chan of the CoachDiversity Institute; Nelson Lewis of the Ong Family Foundation and Roy Swan of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance team.

Other featured speakers:

  • Cris Mercado, an undocumented entrepreneur who has helped hundreds of students ascend to top colleges.
  • Alexandra Ruiz, officer at Immigrant Advancement Matters.
  • Emma Yang, creator of the Timeless app.
  • Clara Yoon, creator of API Project.

See our conference website for a full speaker list and more details about the Asian American Community Development Conference.