2022 Chinese American Convention

JULY 14 – 16, 2022
Washington, DC

“Chinese American Convention” (美国华人大会), a national and open convening platform for Chinese communities first started in 2016, is usually held every other year by United Chinese Americans (UCA), which is a national community based coalition and civic movement. Because of the pandemic, UCA did not hold its convention in 2020. 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. For 2022, UCA is also going to hold its inaugural “UCA National Youth Convention”(UCA全国青年大会), where hundreds of young students (high school and college) will convene in Washington DC to network, learn from each other, expose to new ideas and initiatives, and ultimately nurture a youth movement for change among Chinese American community.

Convention Time: July 14-16, 2022

Convention Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008. The Omni Shoreham Hotel is the designated hotel for the Convention. It is conveniently located in the capital, a perfect place for you to explore many historic destinations in the DC-metro area. The convention offers a limited number of rooms so please book it as soon as possible.


Convention Highlights:

  • Presidential and US Congressional Commending Message
  • Signing Chinese American Covenant
  • Launching National Association of Chinese American Elected Officials
  • Report on the Chinese American Demographics 2020
  • First UCA National Youth Convention
  • Launching National Association of Chinese American College Students
  • First Survey of Chinese American Youth

Convention Hotel Booking

  • Limited hotel rooms at UCA discounted room rates are secured for our convention guests. Room rate will be $179.00/day for a standard room with maximum of double occupancy. ​
  • How to book: after you register, a welcome letter will be emailed to you and the link to booking hotel will be found at the end of the email.

2022 UCA Chinese American Convention Agenda

July 14, Thursday

10:00am: Registration Begins

4:00pm-6:00pm: UCA Congressional Day

6:00pm-7:30pm: UCA Congressional Reception

8:30pm-11:00pm: Welcome Receptions

July 15,Friday

8:30am-8:50am: Opening Remarks

8:50am-10:00am: Panel 1

10:15am-11:30am: Panel 2

12:00pm-1:15pm: Lunch & Keynote Speech

1:00pm-1:30pm: Community Showcase Opens

1:30pm-2:00pm: Keynote

2:00pm-3:15pm: Panel 3

3:30pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Fireside Chats

5:00pm-6:00pm: Community Showcase Opens

6:00pm-11:00pm: Evening Activities

July 16,Saturday

8:30am-8:50am: Opening Remarks

8:50am-10:00am: Morning Plenary Session

10:15am-12:00pm: Morning Breakouts

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch & Keynote Speech

1:00pm-1:30pm: Community Showcase Opens

2:45pm-3:45pm: Afternoon Breakout Session 1

4:00pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Breakout Session 2

5:00pm-5:30pm: Group Pictures

6:00pm-7:00pm: Network Cocktail Reception

7:00pm-9:30pm: Awards Gala Dinner

July 17,Sunday

8:00am-12:00: Morning Programs Optional/to be Decided

2022 UCA National Youth Convention Agenda

July 14, Thursday
(Joining Others for Capitol Hill Program)

10:00 am: Registration Begins

4:00pm-6:00pm: UCA Congressional Day

6:00pm-7:30pm: UCA Congressional Reception

8:30pm-11:00pm: Youth Welcome Reception

July 15, Friday
(Joining Chinese American Convention Program for the whole day)

8:30am-12:00pm: Morning Plenary Session

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch & Keynote Speech

1:30pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Plenary Session

Evening Program
7:00pm-11:00pm: Dancing Party & Other Fun Activities

July 16,Saturday
(Programs for Youth Convention the Whole Day)

8:30am-11:00am: Morning Plenary Session

11:00am-12:00pm: Morning Breakouts

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch & Keynote Speech

1:00pm-3:00pm: Community Showcase Opens

3:00pm-4:30pm: Afternoon Breakouts

5:00pm-5:30pm: Group Pictures

6:00pm-7:00pm: Network Cocktail Reception

7:00pm-9:30pm: Awards Gala Dinner

July 17,Sunday

8:00am-12:00pm: Morning Programs Optional/to be Decided