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Schedule

Thursday, September 19, 2019

APN Delegates Assembly

COPANI Day 1:  Friday, September 20, 2019

Dress Code:  Business

8:00, 8:30 AM
Bus pick-ups from Holiday Inn Golden Gateway & Hotel Kabuki to West Bay Conference Center
8:15-9:00   Doors Open / Check-in
9:00-9:35   Opening Ceremony
9:35   General Session starts
    Keynote Speaker (JA Experience)
    Q&A
10:50-11:05   Break
    Second Speaker (Canadian Nikkei Experience)
12:10-1:10 PM Lunch
    Third Speaker (Hawaiian Nikkei Experience)
    Fourth Speaker (Latin American Nikkei Experience)
    Fifth Speaker (The 39-Year COPANI Experience)
2:55-3:15   Break
    Panel Session
    Q&A
4:30   General Session ends
6:00-8:00  
Welcome Cocktail Reception at Consul General’s official residence for limited number of guests due to space (Max. capacity has been reached). Transportation from West Bay Conference Center → Consul General’s official residence → Hotel Kabuki & Holiday Inn Golden Gateway provided.
COPANI Day 2:  Saturday, September 21, 2019

Dress code:  Casual

8:00, 8:30 AM
Bus pick-up from Holiday Inn Golden Gateway & Hotel Kabuki to Buddhist Church of San Francisco
8:15-9:00   Doors Open / Check-in
9:00-9:45   Workshop Introductions
10:00-12:00   Workshop Session 1
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:00   Workshop Session 2
3:15-4:15   All-Young Adult Panel Session/Presentation (in front of all attendees)
4:30   End, clean up, FREE EVENING
5:00   Return bus to Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
5:00-8:00   Youth/Young Adults Social Mixer co-hosted by Nakayoshi Young Professionals
8:00, 8:30  
Buses depart from Hotel Kabuki for drop-off at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (for participants attending the Youth/Young Adults Social or having dinner in Japantown)
COPANI Day 3:  Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dress code:  Casual during tour, Business Casual/Cocktail in the evening

9:00 AM
Bus pick-ups at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway & Hotel Kabuki for Half-day City Tour
1:00 PM
Half-day City Tour ends. Lunch and bus drop-offs at Hotel Kabuki & Holiday Inn Golden Gateway provided.
   
FREE TIME
5:00, 5:30   Bus pick-up from Holiday Inn Golden Gateway & Hotel Kabuki to West Bay Conference Center
5:15-6:00   Doors Open / Check-in
6:00   Closing Ceremony
    Buffet dinner
    Kasuga Foundation Nikkei Pride Award Ceremony
9:00-12:00   Performances & Sayonara Party
10:00-12:00   Bus departures for drop-off at Hotel Kabuki & Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Location

Japantown/Fillmore, San Francisco

Main Venues

West Bay Conference Center

1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Buddhist Church of San Francisco

1881 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Keynote Speaker

Norman Mineta

Other Speakers

Art Miki, Carol Hayashino, Alberto Matsumoto, & Sachie Asaka

Workshops

On Saturday, September 21st, there will be workshops on various topics such as Business, Youth, Family and Community, and Social Justice and Civil Rights. Click here for more information.

Nakayoshi & COPANI Youth/Young Adults Social Mixer

This event co-hosted by Nakayoshi Young Professionals will be held after the workshops/all-young adults panel on 9/21. It will be a great opportunity for international Nikkei to engage with SF Bay Area locals in the same age range! Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Half-day City Tour

On Sunday, September 22nd, from 9am-1pm, tours will be offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Lunch to be provided.
Itinerary: Depart from Hotel Kabuki at 9:00, and the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway at 9:15am. Go through Nob Hill, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf, and then stop at the Palace of Fine Arts to take photos. Go to the Golden Gate Bridge South Welcome Center and drive by Sutro Baths/Lands End. Drive through the Golden Gate Park and then go to Twin Peaks if it’s not foggy.

May be subject to change.