APARRI 2024 Registration

Registration and Housing

Please join us for APARRI 2024 on June 11-13 at UC Berkeley. We invite the APARRI community to reflect on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander religion and solidarity in precarious times. What do religion and solidarity look like now? What does solidarity mean across different religious communities and what form(s) will that solidarity take? How might Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander scholars and religious communities work together to create robust partnerships and networks of support?

APARRI 2024 opens on June 11 at 3pm with a welcome reception followed by Dr. Simran Jeet Singh’s keynote address, and closes in the evening on June 13 with our traditional banquet. Meeting events will be held at Towle Hall/Unit 2 (2650 Haste St.) on the UC Berkeley campus.

We invite you to submit a paper or panel proposal by the March 29, 2024 deadline.

Conference Registration is at capacity and is now closed. If you would like to be included on the waitlist, please email infoaparri@gmail.com.

Simran Jeet Singh

Keynote speaker, APARRI 2024
Educator, Writer, Activist

We are delighted to be featuring Simran Jeet Singh as our keynote speaker. Dr. Singh is Executive Director of the Religion and Society Program at the Aspen Institute and the author of the national bestseller The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life. In 2020, TIME Magazine recognized him as one of sixteen people fighting for a more equal America. Dr. Singh’s keynote address will be free and open to the public on June 11, 2024 at 4 pm.

Registration Information

Registration will cover lunch and dinner (except for dinner on June 12) and all conference activities. All participants must register. Space is limited to 100 attendees, so please register early. (Note: last year registration filled to capacity, and we were unable to accommodate late registrants).

Registration Fees: early/regular

Please note that we cannot offer refunds on registration.

Early Registration Deadline: May 6, 2024

Registrants after May 20 are not guaranteed meals.

Meeting participants have two options for lodging during the APARRI meeting: UC Berkeley dorm housing or the Graduate Berkeley, a nearby hotel. Please reserve early, as space is limited.

UC Berkeley Dorm Housing: We encourage all out-of-town APARRI participants to stay at the Towle Mini-Suites, the same building as our meeting site. Each 3-person mini-suite consists of two spacious bedrooms, plus its own bathroom with shower. One of the rooms will be double-occupancy, the other will be single-occupancy. Each mini-suite will be single gender. Towle was recently renovated and features contemporary architecture with polished concrete, glass, and abundant natural light. APARRI participants who select dorm housing must commit to lodging for all three nights (check-in: June 11, checkout: June 14). For the three-night stay, double-occupancy rooms are $275, and single-occupancy rooms are $380. All dorm housing includes a cafeteria breakfast each morning. Dorm housing is only available for the nights of June 11, 12, and 13. Please note that we cannot offer refunds on housing.

You must register for dorm housing by May 6, 2024.

The Graduate Berkeley Hotel: The Graduate Berkeley is a 5-minute walk from Towle Hall. We’ve reserved a limited number of rooms from June 11-14 at special rates. A single queen room is $189 plus tax/night. A double occupancy room with 2 beds is $229 plus tax/night, with an additional $20 per person up to four people per room. For example, a room for three would be $249 ($229 + $20) plus tax/night. Guests must make their own arrangements by using this link:
University of California Berkeley APARRI Room Block @ Graduate Berkeley.

The link and special room rates are available until May 13, 2024.

Thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and UC Berkeley, APARRI will be offering a limited number of scholarships for 3 nights lodging in a shared double-occupancy dorm room, and plane travel, with priority given to conference presenters with limited funds. We encourage anyone with institutional support to access those resources first.

  • APARRI travel scholarships involve reimbursements of the cost of an economy plane ticket to the Bay Area up to $550; plane tickets must be purchased at least 21 days in advance. We are not able to reimburse any other travel-related expenses. International travel reimbursement will require additional documentation and may experience delays.
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the full conference.
  • Accepted papers and proposals will be notified by April 12, 2024.
  • If attendance is contingent on a scholarship, please apply for the scholarship and wait to hear the results before registering for the conference and housing.
  • Applying for a scholarship does not register you for the conference. You must register separately for the conference and housing.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Paper Proposal Deadline: March 29
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 29
Paper Acceptance Notification Date: April 12
Scholarship Notification Date: April 12
UC Berkeley Housing Deadline: May 6
Early Registration Deadline: May 6

For questions, please contact us at infoaparri@gmail.com.

Travel & lodging scholarships

Registration & housing

Getting to and from UC Berkeley

The closest airports are Oakland International Airport (14 miles away) and San Francisco International Airport (25 miles away). Both airports are publicly accessible to UC Berkeley by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The closest BART station is Downtown Berkeley, which is a 23-minute walk to Towle Hall/Unit 2.

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