The 16th Annual Presidents Meeting (APM) was hosted by the University of Oregon from June 27 to 29, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon with the theme, "Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education in the 21st Century".
The meeting focused on the proposed APRU strategic framework, with plenary sessions and group discussions based on three proposed thematic priorities within the framework: "Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research", "Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges", and "Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders". The APM also featured a Presidents' Open Forum on "Leading Universities in Times of Change and Crisis". APM delegates were also invited to participate in a number of networking activities in Portland prior to the start of the official program. These included a guided tour of Nike's headquarters, a visit to the International Rose Test Garden and a tour of the Portland Museum Art. During the course of the meeting, delegates had the opportunity to watch some of the US Olympic Track and Field trials and attend the opening night of the world-renowned Oregon Bach Festival. A total of 23 presidents and 66 delegates from 32 member institutions participated in this year's APM.