MEDIA ADVISORY – 2019 NaFFAA National Empowerment Conference


June 20, 2019
Contact: Angelo Dalmacio, Communications Director
Tel. 202-803-1353

Largest Federation of Filipino American Organizations To Hold National Empowerment Conference in Greater Los Angeles

Carson, CA — From Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18, 2019, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will host the 13th National Empowerment Conference (NEC). This year’s NEC theme, “Make It Count: Transforming Mindsets for 2020 and Beyond,” represents NaFFAA’s concerted effort to  raise awareness around key issues impacting the community, lay out a clear plan of action for the 2020 Census and presidential elections, and to build a unified vision for the community for years to come. The NEC will be held at the Carson Community Center in Carson, CA, and will feature presentations and workshops from a diverse cross-section of Filipino American leaders–representing multiple generations, and from every corner of the United States and abroad.

According to the U.S. Census, there are more than four million Filipinos in the United States. In the state of California, there are more than 1.6 million Filipinos, making up the second largest Asian American subgroup. NaFFAA’ National Chairman, Brendan Flores, states, “By convening the biannual NEC in the Greater Los Angeles area, a region that has the largest concentration of Filipinos in the world outside of Manila, NaFFAA aims to harness the power of a booming, yet undercounted, population in a region with fast-growing representation and influence.”


Members of the press may request media credentials by emailing NaFFAA Communications Director, Angelo Dalmacio at  

WHAT: NaFFAA’s 13th National Empowerment Conference

Make It Count: Transforming Mindsets for 2020 and Beyond”

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019 – Sunday, August 18, 2019

TIME: Conference: Thursday, 8/15: 8:45am – 5:00pm PT
Friday, 8/16: 8:30am – 8:00pm PT
Saturday, 8/17: 8:30am – 6:00pm PT
Reception and Gala: Saturday, 8/17: 6:00pm – 11:00pm PT

WHERE: City of Carson Community Center
801 East Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745

WHO: 1,000 leaders from across the government, business, and non-profit

*More speakers to be added


Presenting Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

Comcast NBC/Universal
Reginald F. Lewis Foundation

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Teach for America

For more information on the 2019 National Empowerment Conference, visit

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About NaFFAA

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.