Save the Date! On August 11 – 13, 2022, the 19th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) National conference will be held in Seattle!

The FANHS National biennial conference comes back home to Seattle, Washington!

The FANHS Greater Seattle Chapter will host the conference on August 11 – 13, 2022 at Seattle University (SU). This will be a hybrid conference, meaning that some attendees will be in Seattle, in person. Others will attend virtually by using the Whova event app, and view select conference sessions on demand, on the day and time of their choosing. No matter which modality you choose, this will be a conference to remember!

Since 1987, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has sponsored national conferences where community folks of all ages and from all walks of life gather to share and present research, network with other Filipino Americans, and honor those who have produced ground-breaking innovative work in the field of historical research and analysis. Past projects include the award-winning video Filipino Americans Discovering Their Past for the Future; the renowned pictorial essay Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans; and various regional publications and photo exhibits.

The FANHS national network, comprised of over 35 chapters throughout the United States, was founded by Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Dr. Fred Cordova in 1982. The 19th Biennial Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) National conference in Seattle will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of FANHS!

COVID Guidelines: Wearing masks in campus buildings is highly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status. More details will be added as we are updated by Seattle University.

Hybrid Conference

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this is a hybrid conference. Meaning: some attendees will attend In-Person. They will travel to Seattle and attend conference events in real life (IRL). (Note: Seattle University has required COVID protocols for In-Person attendees. See FAQ for more information.) Virtual attendees will attend the conference virtually via the Whova app (application). Select conference workshops will be recorded and available via Whova after the live, in-person session. All registered In-Person and Virtual conference attendees will have access to Whova.

Whova event application

Whova is an event app (application) that can be downloaded to any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer desktop. In Whova, you can view the entire conference schedule, organize which workshops you want to view, set reminders to attend sessions, view the live-streamed opening Keynote session, view pre-recorded conference workshops, view the recording of select recorded conference sessions, ask Questions, view the conference attendee list, send messages to other attendees, and post to discussion boards like “Meet Up” (for in-person attendees). If you’re attending virtually, feel free to start a Virtual “Meet Up” on the topic of your choice!

  • The conference Opening Morning Plenary will be live-streamed, which means that Virtual attendees may watch it in real-time as it happens. Can’t make it to the live-stream opening session? Watch it later via Whova, on demand, at any day or time.
  • Some pre-recorded conference workshops will be available via Whova to watch, on demand, at any day or time.
  • Other conference workshops at Seattle University (SU) will be attended In-Person by some attendees, recorded in Zoom (Note: not all workshop sessions at SU will be recorded), and uploaded to Whova afterwards. Watch these recordings on demand, at any day or time! Details identifying these workshops will be listed on this web page as soon as the program schedule is finalized.

In-person attendees will attend workshop sessions at SU, but can also watch any workshop sessions that were recorded, in Whova. All workshops in the Whova app will be available for 3 months after the conference ends, so you may view sessions you were not able to attend August 11-13.

Note: Only registered FANHS Conference attendees will be able to view the content on the Whova app.

No smartphone?

No problem! Access Whova via your tablet, iPad, laptop, or desktop computer!

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