Learn from giants, lead like dragons: Join us for the 6th Annual Laotian-American Educational Conference and build your future.

Raffle Prizes!

Authentic Lao Food!

Three $2,000 Fresno State Scholarships will be raffled for seniors

Fun Workshops, Networking + More!

March 22, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fresno State, Satellite Student Union,

2485 E San Ramon Ave, Fresno, CA 93710


The Power of Storytelling: Crafting Compelling Narratives

Open invitation to all 7th to 12th grade students. Breakfast and lunch are provided. For FUSD students, you can register with your counselor or Cultural Director. If you’re in Clovis, Central or Sanger, please fill out the registration below or text us @ 559-301-5607, and we’ll get you to the appropriate contact person. School permission slips are required.


Connect with Lao Professionals and Community Mentors


Learn Lao Culture and Meet New Friends


Explore Career Paths and Plan your Financial Future

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Arounsack

Cultural Anthropologist, Filmmaker, and World Builder

For 30 years, Dr. Arounsack has combined his expertise as an anthropologist with filmmaking skills to bring Southeast Asian cultures to life. He's collaborated with top Hollywood teams, notably serving as the cultural advisor for Disney's Oscar-nominated "Raya and the Last Dragon."

Beyond Hollywood, his acclaimed documentaries have aired on PBS and screened internationally. He empowers youth globally through storytelling workshops with partners like Disney and UNICEF.

A distinguished scholar, Dr. Arounsack holds prestigious awards for both research and teaching. He's a professor of cultural anthropology and directs the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab at California State University, Stanislaus.

Learn More.