When is the 2022 FANHS National Conference and where is it being held?
The 2022 FANHS National Conference is a three day conference and will be held August 11-13, 2022 in Seattle, Washington at Seattle University located at 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98102.


Will the conference be face-to-face as always?
Yes, the 2022 conference will be partially face-to-face, but not fully! It is a hybrid conference, meaning that it’s mixed: Many (not all) conference workshop sessions will be recorded via Zoom and uploaded to the event app Whova. Virtual attendees will interact with all conference content online via Whova. In-person conference attendees will attend workshops in real life (IRL) and are also welcome to watch any sessions that were recorded, afterwards via Whova.


How does Whova work? Do I need a smartphone to use it?
Whova can be accessed via smartphone, computer desktop, laptop, or tablet like an iPad. In-person attendees may also access recorded workshop sessions via Whova and watch them on demand, on the day and time of their choosing. All Whova content will be available to paid conference attendees for 3 months after the end of the conference.


Are there COVID guidelines?
Seattle University has protocols for COVID restrictions that are in line with the State of Washington COVID Restrictions. In-person conference attendees will be required to wear face masks while on campus and in the classrooms. They are also required to be socially distant from each other.

Although the Washington State COVID restrictions have relaxed a bit, organizations, restaurants and businesses are allowed to uphold face masking and patrons remain socially distant from each other. Seattle University is upholding their COVID protocols for now.

Therefore conference attendees attending face to face will have to show their current COVID vaccination records or have a negative COVID test taken at least 72 hours prior to August 10, 2022. FANHS Greater Seattle conference officials will be checking vaccination records and/or negative test results during registration and during the conference. If an In-person conference attendee tests positive for COVID, they will have to leave the Seattle University campus.


Has the conference Call for Proposals been released for solicitation?
Yes, the Call for Proposals was released on November 10, 2021 with a closing date of January 15, 2022 with an extension.  There were 160 presentations received and all presentations were accepted.  More information forthcoming on this web site.


Which conference workshops/events will be available online via Whova?
That information will be posted to this web page once the conference committees have coordinated to finalize the conference schedule and determine required technology/volunteers.


What does the Registration fee include?
Registration fees (for In-person conference attendees) include: conference registration, the welcome reception, lunch on Friday and the banquet on Saturday.

Virtual registration fees include access to all online conference content (the livestreamed Opening Plenary August 11, selected workshops recorded via Zoom — via Whova.)

Both Virtual attendees and In-person attendees will have access to the recorded content on Whova for 3 months after the conference ends on August 14.


What time does the conference start?
The In-person conference opening event starts at 9:00 am and will end around 5:00 pm. These times are set for all three days.  There are other activities planned after 5:00 pm including the Banquet dinner on Saturday and other entertainment planned for Thursday and Friday nights.  The conference ends on Saturday, August 13, 2022.  Check out time from Seattle University Campus Housing is 10:00am on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Virtually, all attendees can create a Whova account and log in to it a couple of weeks before the conference begins, to check the schedule, sign-up for reminders, and start to interact with each other via Whova. Many (not all) conference workshops will be recorded via Zoom and uploaded to Whova afterwards. Virtual attendees should sign in to Whova at 9:00am on August 11 to view the live-streamed Opening Session Plenary then access the conference workshops on their own time.


Will there be any pre-conference activities?
There will be one Historic Seattle Tour. Details are being finalized and will be detailed on this web site soon.

Wednesday, August 10 is the Welcome Reception for registered, In-person conference attendees, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jean Moran Hall. 3pm – 6pm there will be a National Pinoy Archives Tour, “Pelengke” book sale. At 6pm a live program will begin and Food Trucks will be onsite. More entertainment and a tribute to Dr. Dawn Mabalon will begin at 7pm.


What is the conference schedule?

Tentative conference schedule
subject to change as details are confirmed:

Thursday – August 11, 2022

Breakfast on your own
 8:00 am – 4:00 pmRegistration Check-in/Coffee and Tea Service (Seattle U, Pigott Auditorium Atrium)
9:00 am – 10:15 amOpening Plenary Session
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am – noon Concurrent conference sessions
(Thursday Breakout #1)
10:30am – 4:30pmFilipino American film screenings
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:10 pm – 2:10 pm Concurrent conference sessions
(Thursday Breakout #2)
2:10 pm – 2:20 pm Break
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm Concurrent conference sessions
(Thursday Breakout #3)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm   Concurrent conference sessions
(Thursday Breakout #4)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pmFANHS Membership Meeting/Trustee elections
8:00pm – 12pmWelcome Dance, Entertainment (Washington Hall)
access anytime, virtually via WhovaPacific Northwest Filipino American Author Readings

Friday – August 12, 2022

Breakfast on your own
 8:00 am – 4:00 pmRegistration Check-in/Coffee and Tea Service (Seattle U, Pigott Auditorium Atrium)
9:00 am – 10:15 am Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #1)
10:30 am – 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am – noon Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #2)
10:40am – 3:00pmFilipino American film screenings
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch provided
Poverty Readers
1:00 pm – 2:10 pm Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #3)
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #4)
3:40 pm – 5:10 pm   Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #4)
5:30 pm – 6:15 pmFYA Drill Team (performance)
6:00pm – 8:00pmChapter exhibits
7:30pm – 10:00pmAn Evening with Primo Kim (performance)
Open Mic with Emil Guillermo

Saturday – August 13, 2022

Breakfast on your own
9:00 am – 10:20 am Concurrent conference sessions
(Saturday Breakout #1)
10:30 am – 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am – noon Concurrent conference sessions
(Saturday Breakout #2)
10:40am – NoonFilipino American film screenings
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 pm – 2:10 pm Concurrent conference sessions
(Friday Breakout #3)
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Break
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm FANHS Trustees Meeting/Trustees Officers Elections
5:00pm – 9:00pmFANHS Conference Banquet, Keynote Speaker

How can I volunteer in Seattle during the conference?
Thank you for asking! A Google form will be posted on this web page soon so that you can identify your area of volunteering interest. Since this is a hybrid conference, virtual volunteers are welcome, also!

Please note: all volunteers must be registered for this conference.


Where will conference events take place?

Seattle University Map
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98102

  • Bellarmine Hall (BELL, Map location: C3)
    -conference Campus Housing
  • Campion Hall (CAMP, Map location: B1)
    -all roundtable sessions Thursday and Friday
    -Friday lunch
    -Saturday banquet: in the Campion Ballroom
  • Pigott Building (PIGT, Map location: E2)
    -all conference workshops
  • Wycoff Auditorium (BANN, Map location: D2): 2nd floor, just south of Pigott Building
    -all films will be shown here

Immaculate Conception Church
Jean Moran Hall (entrance on South side of church or parking lot behind the church)
820 18th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Washington Hall
153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122


Distance from Campion Hall and Pigott Building?

It’s a .5 mile moderate walk, about 3 city blocks, taking about 10 minutes. Not completely flat. Need to cross a skybridge to most easily get across East Cherry Street. There is a walkway to cross the street.

Campus Housing/Meals

We registered for Campus Housing and we are wondering where to check in?

All conference attendees who registered for Campus Housing at Seattle University will receive detailed information on: address and name of the dorm, what time to check in, where to park, how to get your meal plan card, etc.

What time are meals on the Seattle University campus?

August open hours are not posted yet on the Seattle University dining hall web page for August. We will post that information here and also send it to all Campus Housing conference attendees.

If you look at the Conference Schedule (draft), all activity starts on Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 9am, so breakfast will need to be eaten by then. Lunch break in the schedule is 12pm-1pm each day and Dinner is after workshop sessions on Thursday and Friday after 5pm. The Saturday Banquet starts at 5pm.