We look forward to seeing everyone at APAC 2021 (tentatively scheduled for June 2, 2021)

Keynote Speaker Skot Welch's talk on diversity can be accessed in the member portal, along with the Membership Meeting Presentation.

Skot Welch is recognized as a leader in utilizing the principles of global quality standards for the development and implementation of sustainable, systematic and measurable diversity initiatives. He has worked in the area of Diversity Management for nearly 20 years and his sought-after in-depth knowledge of organizational diversity management systems development brings together and maximizes the perfect blend of people and process.


We understand that many people are anxious about refunds due to the cancellation of the full In-person APAC 2020 Conference. The APA is offering three ways to make attendees whole:

  • OPTION ONE: You may push your registration for APAC and/or the pre-APAC social forward to 2021 when we will again partner with BookExpo to hold APAC. This will lock your 2021 ticket in at the 2020 rate.
  • OPTION TWO: You may request a full refund for APAC 2020 registration. Refunds will primarily be issued via check, but in some cases we can issue refunds via Zelle or Venmo.

    To request a refund send an email to Michele Cobb noting the number of tickets you have purchased, confirming your current mailing address, and listing your Venmo handle and/or Zelle email or phone number(if you have one).
  • OPTION THREE: If you are only registered for the pre-APAC social, and do not want to roll your ticket forward to 2021, APA will give you a dues credit on your 2021 member fees.

Please note that you do not have to make your decision right now. You may weigh these options over the coming months and request a refund at a later date.

Please join us in thanking the APAC planning committee!

The Production Track was led by Janina Edwards with April Richwine, Emily Ellet, Jennifer Jill Araya, Teri Clark Linden, Emily Woo Zeller, Deepti Gupta, Jocqueline Protho, Emily Lawrence, J Rodney Turner, Mary Beth Garber, Matt Godfrey, Petrea Burchard, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Sophie Amoss, Susan Eiden, Suzanne Barbetta, Andi Arndt, Justin Marra, and Karen Commins.

The Business Track was led by Steve Smith with Linda Lee, Ali Hammond, and Jessica Kaye.

These teams did a fantastic job of pulling together what would have been an excellent conference. We look forward to experiencing the results of their hard work down the road.