In its eighth year, the Laotian American National Alliance (LANA) Annual Conference will take place in Elgin, IL. Recognizing the growing needs across various pillars of life and community among Lao Americans throughout the US, this year's program will largely focus on increased engagement and support for youth development, education, and elder care.
July 28, 2017
6PM - 9PM / Networking Mixer at Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin (100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120)
July 29, 2017
9AM - 4PM / Conference at Elgin Community College (1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123)
7PM - 11PM / Night Gala at Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin (100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120)
Located just 35 miles northwest of Chicago and home to over 108,000 residents, Elgin has grown to become a distinguished destination for the arts over a suburban landscape. In 1967, Elgin was named the sister city of Vientiane, Laos. Many Laotian Americans reside in Elgin and have contributed to the city's diversity through cultural programs and businesses. LANA is proud to host its annual conference in Elgin for the first time.