Special Events and Meetings

Spouse & Guest Program

APEC welcomes spouses and guests of the APEC Conference each year to participate in conference activities. Tours can then be purchased through the APEC Registration System when you register.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Newport Beach Lunch Cruise

Have you been wanting to experience a boat ride tour in Newport Beach? Hornblower’s Newport Harbor tour adventures offer opportunities to soak in the sunshine, shoot photos of historical landmarks and marvel at exclusive waterfront estates. You’ll also spot marine animals and soaring seabirds, making this the most enticing sightseeing and wildlife watching around all whilst enjoying a delicious lunch on the water.

Cost: $125 per person

*Please note space is limited. This option can be added on once registration launches in late October 2018.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fullerton Arboretum & Heritage House Tour (Lunch Included)

Join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our different garden collections through secret trails off the beaten path. Docents will take you to their favorite places in the garden and share stories and folklore. Bring your walking shoes and your enthusiasm!

Cost: $125 per person

*Please note space is limited. This option can be added on once registration launches in late October 2018. 



Back by popular demand, you won't want to miss the world-famous APEC Micromouse Competition.  The only event of its kind in North America, this competition draws contestants from all over the world.  The Micromouse Competition will take place on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Exhibit Hall from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

Enter the annual APEC Micromouse contest or join us as a spectator for this exciting event. Participants design, build, and program robotic mice and compete to see who can navigate their way through the maze in the shortest time.

The rules for the contest use a scoring system with a penalty for the time taken to map and run the maze, and a bonus for not touching the mouse.They are similar to those used at the IEE World Final held in London in 1987 except that the touch penalty has been reduced from 10 seconds to 2 seconds.The time for each contestant has also been reduced from 15 to 7 minutes.Within this time limit, the Micromouse may make up to 5 runs.Only one mouse per handler will be allowed this year.

To view the results from APEC 2017 please click here.

To view Competition Rules please click here.