• HPAIR Is Going Down Under!

    Join 600 students from over 40 countries on August 17 – 21 in Sydney, Australia for the 2017 Asia Conference. Early applications & Conference Ambassador applications are now open.

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Welcome from the Executives of HPAIR

“We are so excited to be hosting the 2017 HPAIR Asia Conference in Sydney this August! Our teams, both in Cambridge and in Sydney, are working tirelessly to deliver the most unforgettable conference experience for all our delegates. With more interactive conference programming, a state-of-the-art conference venue right on the waterfront in the popular entertainment precinct of Darling Harbour, and amazing socials that will showcase the best of what the city has to offer, HPAIR Sydney is shaping up to be our BIGGEST and BEST conference yet! Sydney’s favourable climate all year round, stunning natural beauty and relaxed coastal lifestyle offers something for everyone and is sure to delight visitors from around the world.

We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney for a conference experience like no other.”

Mitchell Hunter & Timothy Makalinao

2017 Sydney Conference Executives

Sydney 2017: Dates

March 5th, 2017 – Asia Conference Early Application Launch
April 2nd, 2017 
–  Early Application Deadline
May 6th, 2017 – Regular Application Deadline
June 3rd, 2017 – Late Application Deadline

Interested in helping make the Asia Conference come to life? Learn more about the Conference Ambassador application here.

Sydney 2017: Tracks

Business and the World Economy

Environment and Sustainability

Entrepreneurship and Technology

Security and Diplomacy

Health and Social Policy

Humanitarian Affairs

Sydney 2017: Location

HPAIR Sydney 2017 will be held at the state-of-the-art ICC Sydney – Australia’s brand new international events and exhibition center. The venue is situated right on the waterfront in Darling Harbour and offers spectacular views of the city and a rich collection of restaurants, bars, shops, and other attractions.

Welcome to HPAIR.

As Harvard’s largest annual student connection in Asia, the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations creates a forum of exchange and facilitates discussion of the most important economic, political, and social issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1991, the annual HPAIR conferences have brought together students from the world’s foremost universities and leaders in the fields of government, business, culture, and academia. Join us in 2017 to commemorate HPAIR’s 26th anniversary as we come together to offer you a once in a lifetime experience in Sydney, Australia.

Countdown until HPAIR Sydney 2017

  • Forum

    Provide a dynamic forum of exchange on international issues vital to Asia

  • Relationships

    Foster long-term relationships among young leaders from around the globe

  • Connections

    Connect talented delegates with some of today’s leaders in academia, business and government.