October 19 - 22, 2023



Hyatt Regency Hotel,
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Attend the In-person Event

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About the UPAAA Grand Reunion and Convention

The UPAAA Grand Reunion & Convention (GRC) is a biennial gathering of UP alumni and non- alumni for the purposes of fellowship, knowledge exchange and fundraising for UPAAA's flagship initiative, the Scholarship Program.

On its 22nd year, GRC 2023 returns to an in-person format from October 19-22, 2023 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. UPAAA expects to host between 200-300 attendees from the US, Canada and beyond.

GRC 2021, held virtually, with VFairs as the digital platform, won the following awards: *vFairs "Best Use of Gamification" (winner) and "Best Virtual Conference" (runner up).

For more information and to access links to GRC events and forms: 

**** If you wish to register for the GRC using the Registration Form in the brochure, please print the brochure and mail the completed form as instructed. ****

All the links in the brochure can be accessed via the UPAAA GRC Linktree above.

Why Attend?

Meet UP alumni and non-alumni friends and supporters of UPAAA from the U.S., Canada and beyond.

With 20+ opportunities for fellowship, networking and knowledge exchange, there’s something for everyone:

  • Awards

  • Dancing

  • Dinner

  • Group mixers

  • ISKOlympics

  • Karaoke night

  • Parade of Jubilarians

  • Photo opportunities

  • Sponsor exhibits

  • Sunday Mass

  • State of the University address by the 22nd University of the Philippines President, lawyer Angelo Azura Jimenez

  • Keynote presentation by UP alumna and the 14th Vice President of the Philippines Leni Robredo

  • 7 panel discussions featuring UP alums changing the world, including UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita David Padilla, MD; and Maria Lourdes Soto Reininger, President & Co-founder of the Philippine-Austria Cultural and Educational Society (PACES), among others; and UPAAA Scholarships grantees and donors.

The UPAAA Network includes our chapter members, UPAA Arizona, UPAA CPH (College of Public Health) Global and UPAA Upstate NY-New England. We also partner on events and programs with UPAA Houston, UPAA Nevada, UPAA New Jersey, UPAA San Diego and UPAA San Francisco.

Why Sponsor?

GRC 2023 sponsorships will help UPAAA continue to grant scholarships to UP students in the Philippines and UP alumni pursuing post-graduate studies in the U.S., so they can stay on their academic path, and succeed.

Our Growing Reach

  • 475+ UPAAA members

  • 1,100+ UPAAA ePublications subscribers

  • 1,500+ Followers on Facebook and Linked In combined

Our Service Areas

  • 8 UP Constituent Universities in the Philippines

  • 17 UP Campuses in the Philippines

  • 50 U.S. States

Our Impact: 25 scholars and grantees in the Philippines and in the U.S.

2023 Sponsorship levels include: $1,000 (Bronze), $5,000 (Gold), $7,500 (Platinum) and $10,000 (Diamond). Customized sponsorships are also available. Sponsorships will go toward the fundraising goal of $75,000.

Sponsors will be recognized in event marketing (ePublications, social media posts, press releases, onsite signage and GRC Souvenir Journal). Confirm your sponsorship today to maximize your marketing benefits.

You may also help us reach the fundraising goal by advertising in the GRC 2023 Souvenir Journal, by sponsoring one of the GRC events and by being an Exhibitor during the event.

Contact either Nelsie T. Parrado, GRC Sponsorship Committee chair, or Manuela C. Castillo, UPAAA Ways & Means Committee chair at grc@upaainamerica.

*** For more information on Sponsorships, please refer to the UPAAA GRC Linktree above.***

Sponsor Spotlight

Megaworld International is the global marketing arm of Megaworld Corporation, a leading real estate company in the Philippines and among the best employers in the country and in Asia. Its portfolio includes offices, residences and hospitality developments.

Why Nominate?

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented biennially to distinguished UP Alumni and a distinguished UP Alumni group who embody the Oblation—serving with pride, and remaining strong and bold amidst strife and challenges.

Nominators must be a UP alumnus or a UP alumni group. Learn more about the awards program hereSubmit nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Awards on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2023!

**** The online Nomination  Form may be accessed at the UPAAA GRC Linktree above ****

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