Asian Leadership Conference

Friday, February 19, 2010


Washington and Lee's Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) is hosting an Asian Leadership Conference at the university on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Elrod Commons.

The conference is open to the public with a fee of $20. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., and the welcoming ceremonies are at 11:00 a.m.

PAACE, a student club founded five years ago, coordinates campus events and activities to create awareness of and appreciation for Asian culture. Through the Asian Leadership Conference, PAACE aims to cultivate understanding and knowledge of Asian and Asian-American issues.

"We think of the conference as a large-scale brain-storming session," says PAACE co-chair Danielle Ausems, a W&L senior. "Different people's experiences with different campuses will offer alternate solutions in which we might be able to draw from each other's lessons in order to tackle our own problems."