FANHS 2016 is taking place in New York City – the city where dreams can come true. We will be featuring some of the most amazing Filipino American talent of New York and across the United States.

Our keynote speakers include:

The Honorable Lorna Schofield: First Filipino American Federal Judge of the US
Jose Antonio Vargas: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Founder of Define American, Producer of CNN’s Undocumented and MTV’s White People
Geena Rocero: Supermodel, Founder of Gender Proud, Host of Logo Series Beautiful as I Want to Be

Invited speakers include:

  1. Mia Alvar: Author of NY Times Best Seller In The Country
  2. Joe Bataan: Musician, King of Latin Soul
  3. DJ Neil Armstrong: DJ/ Turntablist, Former  Tour DJ for Jay-Z, DJ for President Obama’s Inauguration
  4. Marissa Aroy: Emmy-Award Winning Producer for PBS’ Sikhs in America; Emmy-Award Nominated for Delano Manongs
  5. Nicole Ponseca: Award-Winning Restaurateur/ Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Maharlika and Jeepney Restaurants
  6. Jason Tengco: Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  7. Ernabel Demillo: Former News Reporter for Fox-5 New York’s Good Day New York;  Nominated for three Emmy Awards
  8. Liz Casasola: Singer, Actress, Producer, Founder of Broadway Barkada
  9. Ben de Guzman: Community Organizer, National Alliance for Filipino Veterans Equity
  10. Liz Roxas: Dobrish: First Filipina Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
  11. Jose Llana: Broadway Actor (The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Here Lies Love)
  12. Ching Valdres-Aran: Obie Award Winning Actress

Also, the 2016 FANHS Gala, which will take place on the Hornblower Infinity will feature the sounds of DJ Neil Armstrong and surprise musical guests!