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The OCA National Convention is one of the premiere events for the Asian Pacific American community. Listed below are past OCA National Convention themes and locations. 

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June 8-10, 1973

Washington, DC
Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of all Chinese Americans in the United States
May 17-19, 1974
Detroit, MI
June 17-19, 1976

Washington, DC
Evolving Role and Status of Chinese Americans
June 27 - July 1, 1978

Denver, CO
Chinese American Heritage: The First 50 Years of Growth and Awareness
June 27-29, 1980

St. Louis, MO
Asian Americans: The Challenge of the 1980s

Los Angeles, CA
Asian Americans: Opportunities and Responsibilities
August 24-26, 1984

Rockville, MD
Strategies for Progress
June 10-13, 1986

New York, NY
The Road to Excellence
July 17-19, 1987

Atlanta, GA
Unity for Strength
August 5-7, 1988

San Francisco, CA
Leadership Through Participation
August 4-6, 1989

Detroit, MI
Diversity: Strategy for the '90s
July 12-15, 1990

Washington, DC
Asian Pacific Americans: Together We Can Make a Difference
June 27-30, 1991

Houston, TX
Stop Emerging, Start Arriving
July 30 - August 2, 1992
San Jose, CA
Defining the Chinese American Dream: Choices in a Multicultural Society
July 15-18, 1993

New York, NY
Twenty Years of Accomplishments, A New Decade of Leadership
July 7-10, 1994

Los Angeles, CA
Building Tomorrow's Leaders...Today
July 27-30, 1995

Miami, FL
Get Involved Today....Shaping Our Tomorrow
June 27-30, 1996
San Francisco, CA
Making Today's Dreams Tomorrow's Reality
July 17-20, 1997

Chicago, IL
APAs Shaping America's Destiny
July 16-19, 1998

Washington, DC
Celebrating Our Legacy...Renewing Our Vision
July 29 - August 1, 1999

Dallas, TX
From Railroads to Cyberspace...the APA Legacy Continues
July 27-30, 2000

Atlanta, GA
Forging an Equitable America in the 21st Century
July 26-29, 2001

Seattle, WA
2001: Continuing Our Odyssey for Full Equality
July 25-28 2002

Salt Lake City, UT
Celebrating Unity Through Diversity
August 7-10, 2003

Honolulu, HI
Community Harmony in the Spirit of Aloha
July 15-18, 2004

Boston, MA
Education and Solidarity: The Road to Empowerment
July 28-31, 2005

Las Vegas, NV
Faces of Diversity
August 10-13, 2006

Philadelphia, PA
Embracing our Past, Empowering our Future
June 28 - July 1, 2007
Sacramento, CA
Light the Torch for the Next Generation
July 31 - August 3, 2008

Washington, DC
Voices for Progress: Celebrating 35 Years of Leadership and Commitment
August 6-9, 2009

San Francisco, CA
A Call to Action: Empowering Asian Pacific American Voices
June 17-20, 2010
Houston, TX
Diverse Communities - United Commitment
August 4-7, 2011
New York, NY
Advocacy through Compassion: A New York State of Mind
August 2-5, 2012
Las Vegas, NV
GOTV2: Get Out to Vegas, Get Out the Vote
July 18-21, 2013

Washington, DC
Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy and Empowerment
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