2008 National Conference » Speakers

Yae Aihara

Anan Ameri Director, Arab American National Museum

Joe Ando Colonel, United States Air Force (Retired)

Adele Arakawa Anchor, 9News

Gil Asakawa Writer, editor, online consultant

Kenneth Babamoto Pfizer Health Solutions

Polly Baca President and CEO, Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)

Jennifer Baker Junior High School Educator, Davis School District

Dennis Tojo Bambauer

Nancy Bartlit Author, Historian, and Lecturer, Los Alamos Historical Society

Sara Begay

Eric Bittner Certified Archivist, National Archives - Rocky Mountain Region

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 555, Centennial, Colorado; Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 21, Arvada, Colorado Honorary Color Guard Escorts

Robert Bruns

Jeffery Burton National Park Service

Jennie Chin Hansen President-Elect, AARP

Amy Cole Sr. Program Officer & Regional Attorney, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mountains/Plains Office

Denver Taiko

Tracey Doi Group Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Ernie Doizaki Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Japanese American National Museum

Karen Ebel President, German American Internee Coalition

Roy Ebihara

Kenny Endo Taiko Artist, Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble

John Esaki Director of Programs, Japanese American National Museum

Louis Fiset Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

Nobusuke Fukuda Retired Child Welfare Administrator

Erika Gee Program Director, International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

Donna Graves Project Director, Preserving California's Japantowns

Salvador Gutierrez Elementary School Educator, San Antonio Independent School District

Sybil Jordan Hampton President Emeritus, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Arthur Hansen Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton

Chester Hashizume

Lily Havey

David Hays Archivist, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

John W. Hickenlooper Mayor, City/County of Denver

Frank Hiji

James Hirabayashi Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University

Naomi Hirahara Writer

Irene Hirano Executive Advisor, Japanese American National Museum

Edward Ichiyama 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Tom Ikeda Executive Director, Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

Satsuki Ina Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento

Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Senator, State of Hawai'i

Lloyd Inui Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach

Gwenn Jensen Consulting Anthropologist & Oral Historian

Cynthia Kadohata

Tetsuden Kashima Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington

Mary Grace Ketner Consultant, UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures

Akemi Kikumura Yano President & CEO, Japanese American National Museum

Sojin Kim Curator of History, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Teruye "Tay" Kondo

Uma Krishnaswami Author

Yosh Kuromiya Heart Mountain Resister

Judy Kurtz High School Educator, Legacy High School, Adams 12 School District

Karen Leong Director, Asian Pacific American Studies, Arizona State University

Patricia Limerick Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder

Ella-Kari Loftfield Middle School Educator, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Rio Rancho Public Schools

Carol Robertson López Director of Development, The Tishman Group

Toni Loroña-Allen Middle School Educator, Sacaton Middle School, Sacaton School District

Cherstin Lyon Public/Oral History Coordinator, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, San Bernardino

Daryl Maeda Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mitchell Maki Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Diane Matsuda Executive Officer, California Historical & Preservation Endowment

Tsukasa Matsueda Author

Gina Medina-Gay Elementary School Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools

Dale Minami Partner, Minami & Tamaki

Norman Mineta Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Kara Miyagishima Historian - Intermountain Region, National Park Service

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura Medal of Honor Recipient

Eric Muller Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law

Vicky Murakami-Tsuda Web Manager, Japanese American National Museum

Mustang Cadet Squadron, Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Centennial, Colorado Presentation of Colors

Nancy Nakae Director/Curator, Syracuse Museum & Cultural Center

Martha Nakagawa Journalist

Allyson Nakamoto Teacher Programs Manager, Japanese American National Museum

National Anthem Elaine and Emily Kazutomi

Pam Newman Regis University

Alan Nishio Associate Faculty Member, California State University, Long Beach

Florence Ochi Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum

Norman Okihiro Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Mount St. Vincent University

Ruth Okimoto

Bobby Okinaka Web Editor, Japanese American National Museum

Federico Peña Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Greg Robinson Associate Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal

Andy Russell History Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College

George Sakato Medal of Honor Recipient

Noel Saleh Immediate Past President, ACCESS

Rebecca Sánchez Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Lisa Sasaki Director of Program Development, Japanese American National Museum

Christine Sato-Yamazaki President & CEO, Go for Broke National Education Center

Adam Schrager Reporter and Author, 9News

Dave Seiter High School Educator, Northridge High School, Davis School District

Marsha Semmel Director for Strategic Partnerships, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Grace Shimizu

Cynthia Stout Executive Director, National Council for History Education

George Takei Actor

James Tanaka

Kazumitsu Tanaka Yamagata Representative and Assistant Director of Japan Local Government Center, Assistant Director

Nancy Taniguchi Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus

John Tateishi

Michelle Tamotsu Trevino University Counselor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Warren Tsuneishi

Raymond Uno Judge (Retired)

Thomas Walls Chief of Staff, Oklahoma State Senate

Kaoru Watanabe Fue Artist

Donald Sigurdson Willis Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado

Gerald Yamada Partner, O'Connor & Hannan. LLP

Morgan Yamanaka Emeritus Professor of Social Work, San Francisco State University

Hideo Yonenaka Emeritus Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University

Tim Yuge Go for Broke National Education Center