Our Mission & Vision

Around and about Chicago


 The first thing you will notice different about AACN when compared to other groups is that we are an active and fun group. We pride ourselves on the ability to create community and have a fun time together. We were founded in the summer of 2011 and average more than 2 events per week.  Below is a short summary of who we are.  

The Asian American Chicago Network is focused on connecting Asian Americans in the city of Chicago to a new and fun community and connecting you to the great city of Chicago and its resources!  

Are you new to Chicago? Have you lived here your entire life? Do you want to meet others in a fun / friendly environment? We have activities that range from outdoor/sports, volunteering, picnics, potlucks, brunch clubs, dinners, socials, and nightlife, to just name a few! Organizers will always help facilitate fun networking and mingling.

Our group targets those that are new professionals and working professionals. 

Please join our Meetup Page AND Facebook page to receive updates / notices about upcoming AACN social & networking events in Chicago.
JOIN AACN ! (Please join both.)

For any questions, please e-mail us at asianamericanchicagonetwork@gmail.com

The below events are updated weekly. See our Meetup Page for a complete list of events to date - many which pop up 3 to 4 days before the event.

    *** UPCOMING EVENT ***
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
'AACN Happy Hour' @
Vertigo Skylounge 
2 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
See Meetup for Details!
Come join old and new AACN friends / community for a Happy Hour this TUESDAY! Drink Specials to come.
Check the Meetup Page for more details!
Contact Event Host - Alan on Meetup with any questions you may have
RSVP on the Meetup Page! 



    *** UPCOMING EVENT ***
SATURDAY, July 26, 2014 
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
North Shore Center Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL
See Meetup for Details!

Come support this year's Kollaboration Chicago Showcase 2014 to find out who will earn a chance to compete for $10,000 at Kollaboration Star!

Kollaboration is an annual movement produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students to promote a strong Asian American presence in entertainment, media, and performing arts. The level of talent, passion, and aspiration that exists in the Asian American community emphasizes the mission of Kollaboration: Empowerment through Entertainment.

Get tickets here: http://kollaborationchicago.org/events/2014-showcase/

4:00pm Doors open
5:00pm VIP Meet & Greet on the Red Carpet hosted by Candyce Paraggua
6:00pm Show Begins
10:00pm Kollaboration Afterparty at Niu B

MONOTONE - Rap/Hip-Hop
SALLY MOY - Vocalist
CHLOE CHO - Vocalist
DUSTY PANTZ - Dance Trio
FLASHBURN - Beatboxer
PAUL KAY - Vocalist

DANakaDan - Show Host
Ryan Shi

Susanna Song
Mookie Lee
Stephen Lee
Wesley Chu
Ji Suk Yi

For more information, visit: www.kollaborationchicago.org

    *** UPCOMING EVENT ***
1:00 PM 
 Chicago, IL
See Meetup for Details!


JOIN AACN AT LOBSTER FEST! Do you like Lobster?? Come hang out and try snacks and desserts! LIVE Lobster will be flown in fresh (daily) from the New England Seafood Company's harbor in Boston. Additionally, the fest will feature non-seafood related food items, snacks & desserts, as well as vegetarian entrees.