A Global Affair

Thursday, February 18, 2021

PAAC's 2021 Annual Dinner is going virtual!

Tune in for PAAC's Annual Dinner, A Global Affair, on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  To ensure your safety, our event will be live-streamed for FREE so you may enjoy it from the comfort of your home. This memorable and important evening will be hosted by KHON2's Gina Mangieri.

We are excited to announce Dr. Patrick Sullivan, founder of Oceanit and author of Intellectual Anarchy: the Art of Disruptive Innovation, as our featured speaker addressing "Building a Better Future with Education and Imagination." 

Ways you can participate:

  • * Become a Sponsor

  • * Pre-purchase a gala meal prepared by Restaurant XO

  • * Pre-purchase party packs  to enjoy during the show

  • * Buy a premium registration and be entered into a lucky drawing

  • * Bid on silent auction items from February 15-18 

  • * Watch the show on February 18

  • * Compete in WorldQuest Trivia during the after-party (7:00-7:30 pm)

  • * Donate! Help us reach our $25,000 fundraising goal! 

Register and Pre-Purchase Packages Here

Keynote Address by Dr. Patrick Sullivan:
Building a Better Future with Education and Imagination

The Coronavirus pandemic has created worldwide economic and social calamity -- and laid bare the frailty of Hawaii’s overdependence on tourism.  At the same time, the pandemic has presented Hawaii a gift -- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change Hawaii’s future.  The key to building a better future is not limited by 20th Century notions of geography but erected with 21st Century tools of education and imagination.   Through a disciplined process we refer to as Intellectual Anarchy, I’ll review how we build a better future where we deliver solutions ‘from Hawaiʻi to the world,’ rather than the present approach where we spend resources to import goods, services, or bring in ‘experts’—and export our most precious resource -- our kids.


Pre-purchase a Gala Meal

Gala meals are available for purchase for $50.  Gala meals are provided by Restaurant XO, who will donate $5 to PAAC for every gala meal purchased.  Choose from one of the three options below.  Orders must be placed by February 1, 2021.  Delivery is available for an additional charge. Contact Ana at info@paachawaii.org for delivery details. 

Adobo fried chicken, braised peppercorns 
Seaweed potato au gratin, Portuguese sausage sauce
Misoyaki roasted cauliflower, tahini caramel
Fluffle of brown butter bunny butter mochi 

Scallops, XO butternut curry sauce, eggplant
Seaweed potato au gratin, Portuguese sausage sauce
Misoyaki roasted cauliflower, tahini caramel
Fluffle of brown butter bunny butter mochi 

Vegetarian Option
Misoyaki roasted cauliflower, tahini caramel
Crunchy kale salad, Thai dressing
Beet & pumpkin roulade, chimichurri, shiso
Fluffle of brown butter bunny butter mochi

Pre-Order My Gala Meal


Sponsor Opportunities

Diplomat Sponsor: $3,500
* 5 gala meals created by Restaurant XO
* Your choice of signature cocktail or wine
* Free delivery to up to 2 locations
* Recognition during the program, in our email promotions, and on event webpage

Ambassador Sponsor: $5,500
* All Diplomat Sponsor Benefits
* Social Media Mentions
* Featured segment endorsement during program

President Sponsor: $10,000
* All Ambassador Sponsor Benefits
* 30 second commercial streamed during live program
 Commercial must be provided by sponsor

Become a Sponsor Today
Complete this sponsor form with check payable to "PAAC" and mail to:
PAAC, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Flr, Honolulu, HI 96848

OR pay by credit card.

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