Conference Information


Leadership Through Excellence

Youth Empowerment Conference


APPNA 2014 Convention

Gaylord Convention Center

Washington DC

Aug 14th-16th 2014

USPAK is holding its 5th Annual Conference from August 14th 16th 2014 at Washington DC in conjunction with Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) 37th. Theme of this year Conference is

I define who I am

High School and College Students are invited to register for these Workshops/Seminars to improve and develop Leadership skills, to prepare their future as successful citizens of this country. Students will be able to network with their peers from different parts of the country.




Spend three days in our nation’s Capital

Ø  Meet  and Learn from Successful Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Ø  Participate in Individual Leadership Training to Strengthen your Influence

Ø  Engage in interactive sessions

Ø  Meetings and Tours of US Congress, and other Offices in DC

Ø  Volunteer for the Needy

Ø  Network with your peers from around the country. Learn how to connect with people and build bridges


Participation in this conference will help you in

þ Be a Voice in Public Policy Development

þ Career Guidance

þ College Admission Guidance


At this Youth Empowerment Conference, a series of Workshops/Seminars/Activities are planned for students to get guidance in career choices, college admission; effective public policy tools; running for public office; value cultural identity; citizenship rights and responsibilities; and spirit of volunteering. Motivational speakers will inspire students on how to achieve their dreams. Successful Entrepreneurs will share their success stories and experiences, and discuss means on how to get ahead of the crowd.


College Students will have an opportunity to interact and learn from successful young Pakistani American Professionals who are rising stars in Public and Corporate World. Seminars will focus on career choices, hot careers for Millennial Generation, internship guidance, job search techniques, resume enhancement. Mentorship opportunities are available with Pakistani American Professionals.


High School Students will meet Pakistani American Students studying in Ivy League Colleges. They will prepare high school students to get into their dream college, by providing guidelines about college admission process; college admission requirements; what colleges look for; when to start preparing for college admissions; how to build a strong resume for college; role of parents; college visits; and many other practical tools. Mentorship opportunities for high school students are available with Pakistani American Students studying at various Colleges.


As part of Empowerment activities a full day of tours are planned for the students to visit US Capitol, Embassy of Pakistan, and other places of interest.

There will also be opportunity to volunteer at local food pantries and homeless shelters.

Youth Empowerment Conference Program is being developed. See draft Program; revisit this page for program and speaker updates.

See Youth Empowerment Flyer.

To learn more about the upcoming Youth Leadership Conference watch a video prepared by USPAK Foundation.



Youth Empowerment Conference is open to APPNA members and their friends. Pre registration is required all Youth Empowerment Activities, limited seats available. To register use the link below

Registration Form(CLOSED) 

No on site registration is allowed

A subsidized registration fee of $150 per student is required payable at time of registration. Registration fee covers meals provided during Youth Empowerment Conference, transportation within DC, Conference material, handouts, and giveaways.

No arrangements for hotel stay is made for conference participants. Students can make their own arrangements for stay. A list of local hotels is available for out of town students looking for overnight stay.

For further questions or inquires, email  or call 202 505 4725.

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