Conference is a flagship event that NWFASA hosts annually. Filipino and Filipino-Americans across the Pacific Northwest gather to engage in leadership, networking, team-building, and empowerment through workshops, discussions, and guest speakers.
Oregon State University is proud to host the 24th annual alliance conference as NWFASA celebrates its 25th year anniversary in 2019. This year’s conference theme is "25 Years of TULAY (bridge in Tagalog) - Thriving, Uniting and Learning Across the Years." We hope to center this year’s conference around the notion of bridging not only the past, present, and future of the alliance, but bridging the diverse lived experiences of the Pilipino/a/x.
1995 – Empowerment through Unity @ Washington State University 1996 – The State of Filipino Amerika @ Washington State University 1997 – Filipino Americans Shaping Activism @ Western Washington University 1998 – Community: Strategize to Mobilize @ Washington State University 1999 – Continuing the Legacy: The Brown Millennium @ Washington State University 2000 – Historical Reflection and Progression into the Future @ Western Washington University 2001 – DeKonstructing our Invisible Walls @ University of Washington 2002 – Visions of Solidarity @ Central Washington University 2003 – Building a Movement By Our Outreach (BAMBOO) @ Oregon State University 2004 – A Decade Of Being One (ADOBO) @ Washington State University 2005 – Educate, Reflect, Act: Striving for a Better Tomorrow @ Seattle University 2006 – Lakas: Empowering our Minds, Strengthening our Voice @ Portland State University 2007 – Buhay: Land is Life, Life is Struggle, We Struggle as One @ Western Washington University 2008 – Balikbayan: From the Northwest to the Philippines @ Gonzaga University 2009 – KA: Knowledge into Action @ Washington State University 2010 – Isulong: Building, Creating, Forging Ahead @ Portland State University 2012 – Bagong Bukas: A New Tomorrow @ University of Washington 2013 – Nurturing Our Momentum: 18 Years and Beyond @ Western Washington University 2014 – Tulungan: We Are Here @ Gonzaga University 2015 – Dalawang Dekada @ Washington State University 2016 – Redefining Pin@y: Empowering The [ME]aning @ Seattle University 2017 – Isang Bagsak: Moving Forward in Solidarity @ University of Washington-Bothell 2018 – TAHANAN: Taking Action Here and Now Abroad and in the Northwest @ Western Washington University