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APEX Summit

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Emory University

Cox Hall Ballroom

Atlanta, GA 

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Check out our Facebook Page  for updates as well as view the full conference schedule!

The APEX Summit is an intentional effort for coalition building and advocacy in our community.  By coming together, we will unite the Emory community as well as various Pan-Asian communities on campus to discuss the broader concepts of an Asian identity all while being mindful of each ethnic group's particularities with regard to (im)migration, displacement, colonialism, and settlement.  We will encourage interest in issues affecting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and people having origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, and ultimately advancing social equality of people of color at Emory.

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Mission and Purpose

The  Apex Summit serves to focus on effective partnerships, identity development and community engagement.  Hear from experts in their field of higher education, collaborate in round table discussions, and network with peers, faculty, staff and alumni to transform our community.

Summit History & Information

The First Annual Apex Summit was created by student leaders, Wendy Ye and Pratyusha Mutyala, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services in 2015.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Connect with leaders to address issues important to you around identity and community engagement
  • Enage in a space supportive of transforming thoughts into action 
  • Empowerment of self through exploration of personal and collective experiences 


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The APEX Summit is a one day event of engagement and action planning on the individual, community, and institutional level. Register Here!

The registration deadline is March 23, 2016 and registration is FREE.  Complete the registration form by the deadline. Registration includes lunch and any summit materials.  Registration does not include additional accommodations such as lodging, transportation or other expenses.  


View last years agenda below.

Our agenda is fluid as we work to schedule speakers and program sessions.  We hope the agenda has something for everyone.  The robust breakout sessions topics feature: identity development, effective partnerships, and community engagement.


Check-In/Registration and History Timeline


Welcome and Purpose: Dean Ajay Nair & Wendy Ye


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anna Kim | Advancing Asian American Leadership and Ethnic Studies


Lunch Crucial Conversations

1:00pm -1:50pm

Breakout Session 1


Keynote Address: Judge Meng Lim | Asian American Leadership and His Story @ Emory, Cambodia, and the US


Breakout Session 2

  • Presidents Roundtable, Frank Gaertner, Associate Director, Advising (Emory College) / Director of Programming and Learning Initiatives (Residence Life)
  • Defend What You Are Not, Janelle Elysee, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Vice President of External Affairs and Yiyun "Cloudy" Zhang, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Co-Recruitment/Design Chair
  • Korean American as an International Korean Student, Hangyul Song
  • AAPI & Black Community Coalition, Wendy Ye, APEX Chair and Asian Pacific American Programming Chair


Closing Session & Networking, Emory Alumni

Email Wendy Ye,  for further location and registration details.


Contact Information

For any enquiries regarding the program, please contact the 2016 Committee Chairs: Wendy Ye at  or Pratyusha Mutyala at 

Driving Directions to Emory University:

Parking Details:

On Google Maps: “Peavine South Parking Deck, Emory University, Druid Hills, GA 30322