National South Asian Summit 2017

The National South Asian Summit 2017 will convene hundreds of South Asian organizations, advocates, and allies from across the U.S. on April 21-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The 2017 Summit will be the 10-year anniversary for this epic gathering, and will provide an opportunity to build skills that will deepen your organization’s work and your individual leadership, connect with government officials and congressional offices, expand your networks, and strategize with diverse leaders, advocates, and allies to demand justice, create change, and claim your power through collective action.

This year’s theme is in response to the rise in hate violence, xenophobic rhetoric, and anti-immigrant sentiment that have escalated to unprecedented levels.  These challenges facing our communities continue to grow.  In response, our communities must be United for Action.

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Join us to be united in action!

  • To register for the National Summit, click here
  • To review the National Summit agenda, click here
  • To learn more about the 2017 ChangeMakers Awards Reception, including calls for nominations and registration information, click here
  • Information on calls for Community Session Proposals for the National Summit, click here
  • Information on calls for Poster Session for the National Summit, click here
  • For lodging and travel information for the National Summit, click here
  • For National Summit FAQs, click here
  • For Sponsorship information, click here

Given the current political and social climate, SAALT is sensitive to the possibility that our organizations are more likely to be attacked by organized movements and organizations via a cyber, verbal, and/or physical attack. In response, and to preserve as much safety and security as possible for Summit attendees, SAALT will be asking attendees to present a government-issued, student, or other form of photo ID that links attendees’ names with their photo as part of the check-in and registration process for all ticketed events associated with this year’s National South Asian Summit. As a progressive social justice and immigrant rights organization, we are sensitive to the possibility that some attendees might not be able to present a government issued ID, and we will take that into consideration on a case by case basis. It is our intention and commitment to preserve the safety while ensuring the Summit remains as accessible as possible for all.

For details on our 2015 National Summit, click here
For details on our previous Summits, click here