Attend the Convention

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St NW, Washington D.C. 20001

Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, 50 Independence SW, Washington D.C. 20024

12:00p Grand Hyatt

Registration begins

5:30p Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

Congressional Gala Reception at Capitol Hill with Members of Congress

Co-Hosted by APAPA & UCA

5:30p: Registration and Reception

6:30p: Program

7:00p: Networking

9:00p Grand Hyatt

Movie Festival: “The Curse of Quon Gwon – When the Far East Mingles with the West”

Meet and Greet: Connect, Share and Bond

Friday, September 9, 2016

Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St NW, Washington D.C. 20001

8:30a Opening and Introduction
8:40a Welcome Remarks by Convention Co-Presidents

Haipei Shue, Ji Su

8:50a Remarks by Members of Congress and Other VIPs
9:30a Chinese American Civic Engagement – Urgency and Impact

Speaker: Frank H. Wu

10:00a Political Empowerment – Why We Need to Redefine Asian American Success

Speaker: Karthick Ramakrishnan

10:30a Coffee Break
10:45a Cultural Crossroads – How Can Chinese Culture and Values Enrich Our American Experience

Speakers: Chung-ying Cheng, Michael Puett, Wenshan Jia

11:45a On Site Audience Polling
12:15p Luncheon: Pitching from Two Proxies of Presidential Candidates

Keynote Speech by Chinese Ambassador

1:30p Nurturing a Multi Ethnic Democracy – Discussions among Leaders of Jewish, Black and Latino As Well As Asian American Communities

Panelists:  Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro,Alan Ronkin, Hilary O. Shelton

Moderator: Frank H. Wu

Guest Introducer: John Holton

2:30p Defending Civil Rights – A Conversion with Sherry Chen, Xiaoxing Xi, and Peter R. Zeidenberg

Panelists: Xiaoxing Xi, Sherry Chen, Peter R. Zeidenberg, Esq.

Moderator: Albert Wang

3:30p Coffee Break
3:45p U.S.- China Relations, and How It Affects Chinese Americans

Panelists: Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy,  Cheng Li

Moderator: John H. Jia

4:45p Chinese Investments in the US – Experiences and Challenges (Session conducted in Mandarin Chinese)

Panelists: Yasheng Huang, Krystain Ji, Jun Li, Zhijun Yang

Moderator: Kaiyuan Wang

7:00p Gala Dinner and Award Presentation
9:00p Movie Festival: “Finding Samuel Lowe (from Harlem to China)”

Karaoke and Social Dance

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St NW, Washington D.C. 20001



Breakout Session A

Affirmative Action – How It Affects Chinese Americans

Panelists: OiYan Poon, Albert Wang, Janelle Wong, Wenbin Yuan, YuKong Zhao Moderator: Cecilia Xie Birge



Breakout Session B

Bridging the Cultural Gap –  an Honest Conversation with Teenagers & Dr. Kim

Speaker: Josephine Kim

Moderator: Bonnie Liao (Fishbowl Forum)



Breakout Session C

Challenging the Stereotypes – How Chinese Americans Define Our Identity and Broaden Opportunities for Our Children

Speakers:  Wallace D. Loh, Hai-Lung Dai, Leana Wen

Panelists:   Cathy Peng, Jiayang Fan, Winston Chang, Winston Chang, Jiayang Fan,

Melody Hu, Olivia Lin, Irvin Liang, Carissa Wu

Moderator: Paul Li, Ying Laura Gao

12:00p Luncheon:

UCA Youth Service Project Showcase

Networking with Outstanding Chinese American Role Models

1:30p Organizing Chinese American Communities:  Lessons and Prospects

Panelists:  Ed Gor, CJ Chan, Hamilton Chang, Christina Chen

Moderator: Haipei Shue

Guest Introducer: Jay Lin

2:30p Political and Community Leaders Sharing Their Successful Stories

Speakers:  Denise Gitsham, Conrad Lee, Teresa Mah, Chow Liang, Johnson Lin,

Cindy Wang, Michelle Wu

3:30p Coffee Break         (Please Visit Youth Service Project Booths!)
3:45p Future of UCA: A Panel and Open Mic Discussion

Panelists:  Qingyuan Han, Hermann Liu, Haipei Shue

Moderator: Ji Su

4:30p Signing Ceremony of “Washington Manifesto”
5:00p Group Photo
7:00p Meet and Greet: Connect, Share, and Bond