BAPA ANNUAL FORUM
As BAPA’s supporters and stakeholders are spread within the United States and Canada, since 2014 BAPA has been planning an annual forum. Locations rotate each year, while we collaborate with a variety of Bosnian-American organizations. During the inauguration year Bosnian-American writers were highlighted at the Utah Book Festival in Salt Lake City. Year two, BAPA joined Bosana Foundation in Los Angeles, as they were hosting their annual fundraiser, benefiting college students in Bosnia & Hercegovina. The third annual forum took place in St. Louis, Missouri, and highlighted networking, mentoring and education among the largest BiH diaspora community. Year four BAPA visited Phoenix, Arizona, and focused on Civic and Community Engagement. This was also the first year BAPA welcomed it’s second scholarship cohort to present at the forum. In year five, the annual forum move to Washington, D.C. and continued with the them of Civic and Community Engagement. The sixth annual forum took place in Chicago, IL. The seventh annual BAPA forum was held virtually due to COVID-19.
The eighth annual BAPA forum will be held in October 2021. Exact date and location will be announced at a later date.