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(l-r) Jackson Robinson, Rob Cain, Katherine West, David Cousar and Mary Bradley Pazdan
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


APEC 2020 is currently scheduled for November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Although The Riley Institute typically accepts applications for APEC in the spring, the committee has decided to delay the process until later this summer.  With the uncertainty around how long the necessary social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 will last, we won’t know for some time whether the APEC Voices of the Future program will even be held this coming fall. If the gathering does proceed, we will share information with all of our majors about how to apply prior to the start of the fall semester.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), established in 1989, is an organization comprised of twenty-one member economies from Asia and the Pacific Rim. APEC's mission is to gather its twenty-one member economies together annually to discuss three main pillars: trade and investment liberalization; business facilitation; and economic and technical cooperation. Meetings, hosted by one of the twenty-one economies, focus on the accomplishment of the Bogor Goals—free and open trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. For additional background information on the APEC Voices of the Future program, click here. To view the Bogor Goals, click here. The Bogor Goals are one of APEC’s flagship initiatives.

APEC 2019

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2019
Santiago, Chile

APEC 2018

(l-r) Jackson Robinson, Rob Cain, Katherine West, David Cousar and Mary Bradley Pazdan

APEC 2017

(l-r) Emma Jackson, Liam Simkins-Walker, Kathleen Marsh, Peyton Roth and Noah Zimmerman

APEC 2016

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016
Lima, Peru

APEC 2015

Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Manila

APEC 2014

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2014
Beijing, China
November 5 - 10, 2014

For a glimpse of the 2014 APEC experience, click here for the official video. Also, to learn more about the students' amazing journey, click here for their blog; their experience is well documented with video. 

APEC 2013

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013
Bali, Indonesia
October 2-8, 2013

APEC 2011

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii
November 7 - 13, 2011

APEC 2010

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2010
Yokohama, Japan
November 7 - 14, 2010