THE 5TH ANNUAL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
JUNE 21 - 23, 2019
Final deadline to submit a completed application is March 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST with no exceptions.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION
The application is opportunity to tell us about your background, interests, and what you believe you would bring to the Afghan-American Conference (AAC) this year. It also serves as a helpful tool to identify those who are committed to engaging with their community in a constructive manner. Because of widespread interest and venue constraints, we must cap the number of participants to ensure that AAC continues to be a quality event. There is no fee to submit an application.
This year, our application provides an opportunity to apply to any of the roles below. It is recommended that you apply for as many roles as you are interested in and eligible for.
Participant: Attend the Afghan-American Conference and actively engage in sessions and programs throughout the weekend.
S.E.E.D. Speaker: Share an idea, story, or topic you're passionate about during one of our plenary sessions.
Facilitator: Facilitate or co-facilitate a breakout session at the Conference. Selecting this role also allows you to submit a proposal for a new session topic and the ability to lead it.
Conference Ambassador: Work closely with the planning team, participants, speakers, performers, and fellow Conference Ambassadors during the three-day event to ensure the successful execution of the Conference. This role is open to previous participants only.
Cohort Lead: Co-lead a small group of participants to continue more in-depth conversations beyond the Conference breakout sessions in a smaller and more intimate setting. This role is open to previous participants only.
All applicants must:
Identify as members of the Afghan diaspora.
Be at least 18 years old and not a high school student.
Have the appropriate documentation to travel to the United States. Unfortunately, we cannot assist with travel visas.