The 12th Annual

  • Saturday, April 28th, 2018
  • 11:00am–8:00pm
  • NYU Kimmel Center
  • 60 Washington Square South

Join us for the 12th year of the New York City Asian American Student Conference, a student-run, intercollegiate conference for Asian/Pacific Americans on global, local, and national scales.

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Theme statement

“In this country, ‘American’ means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” - Toni Morrison

We are uniquely Asian - American. Like a strand of thread connecting two worlds, the hyphen often reminds us of how we are seen as neither fully Asian nor fully American. The Asian-American narrative emerges not from our own experiences, but from the stories that others have constructed about us, and our otherness comes from our existence between multiple worlds. This year’s conference will explore the theme of “Emergence.” - How have people emerged with an Asian-American identity because of, or in spite of, their lived experiences? How have Asian-Americans been rewriting history with their perspectives? Most importantly, how does one embrace the hyphen as a home? NYCAASC 2018 invites attendees to explore the social, cultural, and political conditions under which the different aspects of their Asian-American identities emerge. Together, we seek to build a future where everyone is able to proudly embrace their identities.


NYCAASC 2018 will take place at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life, located at 60 Washington Square South. Kimmel is a short walk from the following stations:
West 4th St - Washington Square (BDFM/ACE)
8th St - NYU (RW)
Astor Place (6)

Conference Schedule

E&L = Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
(located on the 4th floor across rooms 405 and 406)

Time Event
11:00 – 11:30

Doors open & Lunch

Rooms 405 & 406, E&L

11:30 – 11:45

Opening Remarks


11:45 – 1:10

Workshops - Track 1

GCASL 3rd Floor

1:15 – 1:40

Breakout Session

GCASL 3rd Floor

1:45 – 3:10

Workshops - Track 2

GCASL 3rd Floor

3:15 – 4:00

Keynote Speech


4:00 – 5:20

Workshops - Track 3

GCASL 3rd Floor

5:30 – 6:30


Room 405 & 406; E&L

6:00 – 6:30



6:30 – 6:45



6:45 – 7:45



NYCAASC 2018 promo content

Get a sneak peek of this year's NYCAASC!

Fire Noodle Challenge

The team behind NYCAASC 2018: Emergence is hard at work behind the scenes!...or so we think. Get to know some of our members as they enjoy a delicious bowl of hellfire noodles.

members doing the fire noodle challenge members doing the fire noodle challenge 2

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