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About Our Annual APAICS Awards Gala

The APAICS Annual Awards Gala Dinner is the culmination of our nation’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, a celebration of the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of AA & NH/PIs in the United States. We expect more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, including community, business, and political leaders.

The gala is the largest gathering of AA & NH/PI elected officials and government appointees at the federal, state, and local levels. Past speakers and awardees at the dinner include President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Senator Mazie Hirono, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Martha Choe, Deepa Iyer, George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, and Randall Park, among others.

Tickets are non-refundable. 

NOTE: For Gala Attendance, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend without exception. The full policy can found here.

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Renaissance Hotel

May 24, 2022 @ 6:00 PM

APAICS Lounge maximizes the best parts of Gala at a lower price point. APAICS Lounge is networking, fun, and entertainment, while enjoying the APAICS Gala experience. APAICS Lounge starts with the APAICS Gala reception. Walk the room—see and be seen—while catching up on the past two years with friends and colleagues. After the reception, enter the APAICS Lounge, themed and designed to provide a night out on the town in a relaxed environment. Continue the discussion, play some games, make new friends, listen to music, watch the live stream of Gala, and best of all – eat and drink when you want!  But it’s not yet closing time when Gala finishes. APAICS Lounge gives you early admission to the APAICS After Party featuring live music and a special performance by one of the most famous DJs on the planet.


Reserve your APAICS Lounge ticket today. A standard group admission of eight (8) is $3500 or you can buy up to two (2) tickets for $450 each. Because of limited availability, we are limiting one purchase per person. If interested in purchasing tickets or if you have any questions, please email Tickets are non-refundable.

APAICS After Party

Dock5 at Union Market

May 24, 2022 @ 10:30 PM ET

Join APAICS for a special concert performance by Steve Aoki - one of the most famous DJs on the planet. Bring your party gear because doors open at 10:30 PM.

Complementary access for Gala and Lounge guests. General admission tickets are available for $50.00. Tickets are non-refundable. 

After Party ticket sales will close at 5PM ET on Monday, May 23


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