2022 Chinese American Convention & UCA National Youth Convention

Chinese American Convention(美国华人大会), a national and open convening platform for Chinese communities first started in 2016, is organized by United Chinese Americans (UCA), a national community based coalition and civic movement. This Convention typically will bring together hundreds of community and civic leaders, activists, elected officials, academics as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country. They come together to discuss issues of concern to them, share and compare unique experiences, forge consensus and common agenda, and explore opportunities to work together.

The UCA National Youth Convention is a cultural and political experience that seeks to empower Asian American youth through exploring identity and community. 



  • $195 early bird special until 6/15/22 for student
  • $255 for student registered after 6/15/22
  • $375 early bird special for Chinese American Convention attendees 6/15/22
  • $450 regular price for Chinese American Convention attendees registered after 6/15/22
  • Summer special registrations are available now
  • Day passes for Chinese American Convention

For minors /parents – use on line COVID consent form please here: Youth/parents COVID consent/waiver form link : https://www.jotform.com/build/221846737728165

The registration fee covers all youth and adults conventions programs, two receptions, two luncheons, and Gala and Award Dinner. It does not cover hotel and transportations. After you finish the registration, a welcome letter will be emailed to you, containing a link for you to book hotel rooms at UCA convention group rate.


Convention Program Highlights:

  • UCA Congressional Day & Congressional Reception
  • Launching UCA Community Fund and Community Showcase
  • Launching National Association of Chinese American Elected Officials
  • UCA 2021 North American Chinese Photography Awards and Exhibition
  • First UCA National Youth Convention
  • 100 Youth Convention Scholarships
  • AAPI Youth Organizations Showcase/Exhibition
  • Mini Grant to Youth Organizations
  • UCA WAVES (Wellness, Advocacy, Voices, Education & Support) Mental Health Track
  • Intergenerational Dialogue
  • College Students Networking
  • Report on Chinese American Demographics 2020 & Youth Survey
  • Gala Dinner – Black tie optional

Please click the button below to take the 2022 UCA Convention Post-Survey


Distinguished Speakers:

Congresswoman Judy Chu 赵美心
Congresswoman Grace Meng 孟昭文
Congressman Ted W. Lieu 刘云平
Panel 1: "China Initiative" and Our Fight for Equality and Justice in America
Friday, July 15 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Regency Room)

In this opening panel, we will hear from a wide range of speakers on the impact and ripple effects of the DOJ’s China Initiative and the potential implications on Chinese American civil rights. We will hear from legal experts as well as from Professor Anming Hu, the first academic to stand trial under the China Initiative, and his team.

Session Chair
Jinliang Cai

Tennessee Chinese American Alliance; UCA Board Chair

Gisela Perez Kusakawa

Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Prof. Anming Hu

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Philip Lomonaco

Attorney representing Prof. Hu

Wendy Chandler


Melba Harmon


Jinliang Cai

Tennessee Chinese American Alliance; UCA Board Chair

Panel 2: US-China Competition & the Implications for Chinese Americans
Friday, July 15 10:15 -11:30 AM (Regency Room)

In this special panel, we will hear from four leaders who are all actively engaged in promoting peace and collaboration between the U.S. and China, their thoughts on how the future trajectory of U.S.-China relations will impact the lives of Chinese Americans, and their thoughts on how we can help shape it for the better.

Min Fan

Executive Director
US Heartland China Association

Craig Allen

US-China Business Council

Judge Julie M. Tang (Ret.)

Pivot to Peace

Trita Parsi

Executive Vice President
Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

Jonathan Lowet

Deputy Vice President, Programs
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Civic Activism & Political Engagement: Belonging through Action
Saturday, July 16 8:40 - 9:50 AM (Empire Room)

This panel of both experienced and young activists will discuss the amazing impacts they have made, their inspirations and future plans, Asian power in politics, community-centered advocacy, and socio-political representation, with a focus on amplifying AAPI youth voices and involving more youth into active engagement.

Dylan Lee

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dear Asian Youth

Christine Chen

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

Stephanie Hu

Founder and Executive Director of Dear Asian Youth (DAY)

Ranen Miao

Congressional Intern; Washington University Student Union President

Christina Lu

Hero in Philadelphia Metro attack; Advocate for Bystander Intervention

Forging Identity: From Fusion to Fulfillment
Saturday, July 16 10:00 - 10:40 AM (Empire Room)

The Chinese American identity has often been described as either “the best of both worlds” or “caught between two worlds.” Our distinguished panelists who courageously forged unique identities and career paths will share their personal quest and evolution toward belonging, confidence and personal fulfillment. Their stories will inspire today’s youth to transcend limiting stereotypes and develop to their full potential.

Ziyi (Billy) Zeng

Vice President of UCA Youth Council

Abigail Hing Wen

Filmmaker & NY Times bestselling author

Baldwin Chiu

Rapper, Actor, Movie Producer

Alan Z

Musician, Actor, and Songwriter

Zhimin Mao

Environment & Development Professional at World Bank

Hotel & Travel


Designated as our convention location, the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008 is conveniently located in the capital, a perfect place to explore many historic destinations in the DC-metro area. The convention offers a limited number of rooms at discounted rate specially reserved for UCA convention and youth convention attendees, so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Students who need to be paired up with other students to share a hotel room, please make a note when registering

Hotel group discount rate for UCA convention and youth convention attendees:

  • $179/night/single and double occupancy (before state and local taxes)
  • $199/night /triple and quad occupancy (before state and local taxes)


On behalf of United Chinese Americans, we cordially invite you and your company/organization to join us as our sponsor in UCA’s 2022 Chinese American Convention.

Corporate Sponsors:
Diamond Sponsor $30,000
Platinum Sponsor $20,000
Gold Sponsor $10,000
Silver Sponsor $5,000
Bronze Sponsor$2,500
Friendship Sponsor$1,000
Individual Sponsors:
Honorary Chair $30,000
Honorary Co-Chair $20,000
Honorary Vice-Chair $10,000
Honorary Steering Committee Member$5,000
Convention VIP Invitee$2,500
Friendship Sponsor$1,000
Current Sponsors

2022 UCA Convention Diamond Sponsor

Gene & Sharon Chang Family Charitable Fund

2022 UCA Convention Platinum Sponsor

2022 UCA Convention Gold Sponsor

Hong Liu / MAHA


Powermax USA / Nerville Lin

Windfall Group (Eddie Ni)

2022 UCA Convention Silver Sponsor

Helen Woo (Honorary Steering Committee Member)
The Le Family Foundation
Jimmy He
Wine sponsor: 德宾
Dr. Bin Ran

2022 UCA Convention Bronze Sponsor

Mandarin Playground 心悦汉语

AARP / Daphne Kwok

Alec Wang
Boston Paragon LLC (Qing Liao)
Evelyn Su (Hardy' Alumnus)
Qian Ge
Jessie Liang, Aijia Liang, Chung-Hao "Jonah"
Liang and Family
Liang-Qi "Shelly" Yu, Tina Liang and Family
Ning Mosberger
Steven Lin
Guang Yang (NYC)
Leon Zheng and Family

2022 UCA Convention Friendship Sponsor

Veritas Education | Tech ( Dr. Yuhsien Wu & Richard Wang)
Atlanta International Education Group
MX Finance
New Bright Law Group
US Education Without Borders
Jinhua Yang
Aritas Collegiate Academy
厉平 American Scholars 美思高教育
劉美嫦 Michelle Lau (AAOA)
Lee Deng
Karina Hou
Lily Lee Chen
林应章 世界金融集团
李琪 YD Home 建材& Ramblei漫悠学生一条龙服务
Peter Song

Individual Sponsors

1. 张冰 $200
2. Hong mei Li $100
3.孙晓光 $200
4.薛海培(Haipei Shue)DC $400
5.Shirley Ma SF Bay Area $200
6.Dr. wan 3 hotel nights for youth
7.梁瑞风 西弗 $200
8.Shirley Ma SF Bay Area
9.Dr. wan there hotel nights for youth
10.姜博 UCA outreach ,Three Hotel nights for youth and others
11.Lily Chen 陈健 🎫 $200
12.Qing Liao $300
13.🌸李惠瓊🌷Sophia 350
14. Steven Pei 白先慎 $200
15. Meina Liu Three nights for 2 attendee
16. Linda 跃玲 二个房间三个晚上
17. Qi, Hong $200
18. Qian Wen $200
19. 齐飞 $200
20.郑桥雲 Victoria $200.00
21. Alec Wang $200
22. Zach Wu $500
23.Tycoon International $700
24.Chunyan Liu $500 (Zella paid)
25. Anonymous $500(Chicago)by mail
26. Charles Tsui 徐国富 $400
27. Shuqiao Chen $200 (Zelle paid)
29.威斯康星商会捐 $500
30. Wenbin Yuan $300
31.许兰兰 $200
32.郭欣欣 $300
33.陈峥 Sunny Chen$400 Paid through online link
34. Bonnie Liao $500 ZellePay
35. Tong 张彤 $400 Paypal
36.劉美嫦 Michelle Lau (AAOA) 4 Students two nights two hotel
37. Christina Li Wang $200
38. Jun Lin $200
40. Charles Li $200 41.陈茁$200
42.谢锋 $300
43. Bing Li $400
45. Simon Li $500.
46.孙澜涛律师 $500
47.邓丽萍 $500
49. 秦立新 $500
50.肖宇 $200


Thank you very much! Your generous donation and investment makes sure UCA will continue to serve, lead and inspire our community by defending our civil rights, empowering our communities, preparing our next generation, and nurturing our culture, unique identity, and Chinese American way of life.