Now in its tenth year, Asia Pacific Week is an interdisciplinary conference, bringing together high calibre students and young professionals from around the world. Highly regarded for its capacity to draw in diverse and innovative perspectives, Asia Pacific Week aims to equip delegates with the knowledge, skills, and empathy, to become compassionate young leaders of change in the dynamic and evolving Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific Week 2020 will be happening, from Monday 30 November - Thursday 3 December.

Under our 2020 theme of 'When Oceans Rise,' we will discuss emerging voices and hidden perspectives within the region. Asia Pacific Week consists of thought-provoking panels, debates, and workshops, as well as a vibrant social schedule, to provide delegates with opportunities to network and engage with like-minded peers, policymakers, world-class academics, and leaders.

As a delegate you will have the opportunity to not only hear from peak experts, but to engage in thought-provoking panels, debates, simulations, and workshops. Every year, the next generation of Asia Pacific Week delegates will leave with more than just new ideas and insights. They will leave with a network of friends and contacts from around the world. Asia Pacific Week is an opportunity which strives to empower delegates in their personal, academic and career journeys, and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and empathy to be young leaders.

COVID-19 update

Due to a recent change of circumstances, we have decided to host the Asia Pacific Week 2020 as an entirely virtual conference, running from Monday 30 November - Thursday 3 December.

We are endeavouring to provide an interactive and engaging experience that will allow you to learn from the speakers and fellow delegates, from the comfort and safety of your own home. As we will be hosting online, we welcome applications from delegates anywhere in the world! Please stay tuned with our social media and website (currently being updated) for more news, we have lots of exciting plans!

Our History

A long-established tradition at The Australian National University, Asia Pacific Week was revitalised in 2011 when it transitioned into a student-run event. Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary program, the conference has grown tremendously since its inception. It is a highly anticipated event not only in the university’s calendar, but also within the Asia Pacific academic community globally.

As countries pivot their focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Asia-Pacific Week has received increased attention from academic and political circles. The many speakers who have contributed to Asia-Pacific week in the past include former Australian Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke, Australian foreign ministers, ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans, renowned ANU academics, and diplomats from around the world.

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Our Sponsors

The Asia Pacific Week Organising Committee would like to extend their gratitude to the following sponsors, partners and supporters. We are grateful for their assistance.

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