Building Social and Professional Networks

2016 API Annual International Leadership Alumni Conference

Date: August 5th to 7th, 2016
Conference Location:
(Friday) Clark Kerr- Krutch Auditorium 2601 Warring St. Berkeley, CA
(Sat & Sun) International House- 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA
Clark Kerr- 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
(All Accommodations and Meals Included)

Clark Kerr

International House

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the conference? Is housing and meals included?

The conference is at Clark Kerr-Krutch Theater (2601 Warring St. Berkeley) on Friday and at the International House-Chevron Auditorium (2299 Piedmont Ave. Berkeley) on Saturday and Sunday. The International House is a 5 minute walk (4 blocks) from Clark Kerr. All the housing and meals are included. All housing is at Clark Kerr. The conference is at Clark Kerr and the International House.

What time does the conference start and end?

Please arrive by 9:30 am on Friday to check into housing at Clark Kerr and register for the conference. The conference officially starts at 10:30 am on Friday in the Krutch Theater at Clark Kerr and end at 4:30 pm on Sunday.

What does the schedule of the conference look like?

Please refer to the conference agenda and schedule for the detail schedule of activities.

What is the dress code?

Casual wear for Friday and Sunday. Business attire for Saturday

Is there parking?

Yes, there is free 2 hours parking on the street and a paid all day parking lot right next to Clark Kerr. There is paid street parking in front of International House. We would recommend that you get someone to drop you off for the 3 day conference or take public transportation.

Is BART close by?

The closes BART station is Rockridge Station then about a 20 minute walk.

Can anyone attend? Is there a cost?

Yes, anyone who is an alumni of a civic leadership program can attend. This conference is intended for college students and young professionals. There is a $50 fee since this conference is heavily funded by Vision New America Foundation.

Can I attend for one day but not the whole weekend?

Yes, but we highly recommend that you attend all 3 days so that you can be a part of a cohort and be able to present the project that you develop together on the last day.

What should I pack for the weekend?

Clothes and toiletries for 3 days, at least 1 set of business clothes, and hair dryer. All attendees will be staying in dorm style housing and all the meals will be provided. We will also provide all the necessary materials for the conference. Bring your awesome attitude and get ready to learn & meet over 150 folks who strive to be a positive impact in the world.

Program Agenda

Friday, August 5th

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
(Clark Kerr- Krutch Auditorium)

Conference Registration & Check into Housing at Clark Kerr

10:30 AM- 10:50 AM
(Clark Kerr- Krutch Auditorium)

Welcome Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:
Lucy Oback, Internship Chair, APAPA
Liliana Li, Executive Director, VNA

Introduction of Conference Co-Sponsors:
C.C. and Regina Yin, APAPA National Founder & Chair and APAPA Honorary Chair

Introduction of Conference Founder & Sponsor:
Sandy Chau, Global Entrepreneur

10:50 AM-11:10 AM

Keynote Speaker: C.S. Park, SVCF Chair

11:20 AM- 12:45 PM
(Clark Kerr Dining-Bldg 10)

Welcome Luncheon

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
(Clark Kerr- Krutch Auditorium)

Workshop #1-Keeping it Real: Being Genuine in Networking Situations
Chirag Menon, LEAP

3:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Tea Break

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
(Clark Kerr- Krutch Auditorium)

Workshop #2- Effective Team Meetings
Matthew Woosley, LEAP

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
(Clark Kerr, Bldg #1-Front Desk)


6:30 PM- 8 PM
(Clark Kerr Dining-Bldg 10)

Dinner at Clark Kerr

8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Free time for Group Project Meeting
Teachers & Leaders Discussion

Saturday, August 6th

7 AM-8:45 AM
(Clark Kerr Dining-Bldg 10)


9 AM-9:10 AM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)

Morning Warm-up & Housekeeping

9:10 AM -9:15 AM

Introduction of Panel and Panelist

9:15 AM- 10:45 AM

Dos and Don’ts of Social Media-How to Create a Strong Network
Moderated by: Liliana Li
Emmy Luong- Director, Global People Operations at Exponential
Nicole Dang- Social Media Marketing Specialist at Shutterfly
Alyssa Ablao- Recruiting Coordinator at Google

10:45 AM-11:15


11:15 AM-12:15 PM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)

Professionalism & Etiquette Training
Yuejiao Liu

12:15 PM- 1:45 PM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)


2 PM-3 PM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)

Personal Conversations with a Mentor

3 PM- 3:30 PM


3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Speed Mentoring
Facilitator: Sokie Hul

6 PM-8 PM
(Ihouse-Chervron Auditorium)

Reception/Networking & Dinner

8 PM-10 PM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)

Music & Games

Sunday, August 7th

7 AM-9 AM
(Clark Kerr Dining-Bldg 10)

Breakfast & Check Out of Clark Kerr

9:15 AM-9:30 AM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)

Morning Warm-up & Housekeeping

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Group Presentations
Groups #1 through #5

10:30 AM-11 AM


11 AM- 12 Noon

Group Presentations
Groups #6 through #10

12 Noon-1:30 PM
(IHouse-Chevron Auditorium)


1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Group Presentations
Groups #11 through #15

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Evaluation of Conference

2:45-3 PM

Closing Speech/Comments
Sandy Chau, Conference Founder

3 PM-4 PM

Final Networking Opportunity
Tea Break

4:00 PM

Group Photo

4:30 PM

Conference Closes

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