Dear UCA Family and Friends,

The upcoming 2024 Chinese American Convention, organized by United Chinese Americans (UCA), is the largest Chinese American community get-together of its kind, the most engaging open and civic platform for everyone interested in serving the community, and a meaningful network of like-minded community activists, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, elected officials, academics as well as aspiring youth. Since its inception in 2016, it has become the much expected community-wide go to event.

With the theme of “Embracing Civil Rights Movement of Our Time,” the 2024 Convention will attract up to 1,000 participants from all over America, Canada, China and other countries, with multitudes of networking, learning and business opportunities throughout the entire Convention and beyond.

On June 27, the Convention kicks off with its signature UCA-APAPA Congressional Day, bringing the aspirations and concerns of the AAPI communities to US Congress. It ends with a Congressional reception on Capitol Hill, bringing together Members of Congress and their staffers to meet and mingle with Convention goers, expanding and deepening our influence with US Congress.

This year, the Convention will have five distinct tracks: 

1) National Youth Conference;

2) National Mental Health Summit;

3) AAPI Political Action Summit;

4) Community Building and Civic Engagement;

5) Entrepreneurship and Career Growth

The formal program ends with Awards Gala Dinner on June 29 with Joe Wong Show. The next and last day, UCA will work with other national civil rights organizations to organize a Walk on the National Mall to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with a rally in front of the majestic Lincoln Memorial.

Yet the most exciting part of it has always been the people who choose to come. It brings together so many people who want to serve the community, mentor the next generation, and strive to be the change agent in this troubled world. So many of them have forged rewarding partnership and enduring friendship, which is the real reason why many just keep coming back. 

We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC!

Haipei Shue

President

Hua Wang
Chairman

UCA

Registration

  • $225 Regular Registration w/o Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $325 Regular Registration with Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $350 Regular Registration w/o Gala Dinner for Adult
  • $450 Regular Registration with Gala Dinner for Adult
Daily Pass:
  • $225 for 28th Pass
  • $175 for 29th Pass

The registration fee covers all youth and adults conventions programs, four receptions, two luncheons, and Awards Gala Dinner with Joe Wong Show. It does not cover hotel and transportations. 

Eligibility and requirements for convention participants: students who are currently enrolled as rising high school or college students. For students who are younger than 18 year old, they need a chaperone or a parent, who will be responsible for their safety during the travel and during the convention.

After you have finished the registration, a welcome letter will be emailed to you, with a link for you to book hotel at UCA convention group rate

Program

2024 Chinese American Convention Program Highlights:

• UCA National Youth Conference
National Mental Health Summit
• AAPI Political Action Summit
• Community Building and Civic Engagement
• Entrepreneurship and Career Growth
• UCA & APAPA Co-organized Congressional Day & Congressional Reception 
• Chinese American Community Showcase/Exhibition
• AAPI Youth Organizations Showcase/Exhibition
• Movies, Play and Entertainment on Friday Evening
• UCA Award Ceremony
• Convention Gala and Joe Wong Show
• Report on 2000 – 2020 
Congressional District Demographic Changes
• Launching UCA National Coalition Leadership Council
•3K Run/Walk for Civil Rights on morning of June 30, on National Mall with a rally in front of Lincoln Memorial, to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

More details will come soon!

Agenda Outline

Note: The above agenda is subjected to change. The 3K Walk for Civil Rights on the National Mall is pending on the approval of the National Mall Park Service.

Speakers

Note: More details will come soon!

Latest News

  1. We are Accepting Applications for Community Showcase

We are accepting community showcase applications (including the Youth Conference). It will be a national platform for you to showcase the program you have been running and highlight your contributions to the community. It will be a networking opportunity for you to connect with like-minded people.

In 2022, the convention invited about 60 organizations, 30 of them were youth organizations, to participate in the first ever Community Showcase throughout the weekend, attendees were able to visit the showcase hall where each organization had a designated table, with the opportunity to network and connect. 

For this year’s 2024 convention, we hope to invite even more organizations along with the opportunity to receive a grant. The information about your organizations or youth programs collected here is used solely to be used to prepare for the convention. 

Please submit your applications using the buttons provided below before April 15th, 2024. 


2. UCA Award Nomination Committee Calls for Recommendations of Candidates

The UCA Award Nomination Committee met on March 23, 2024, to embark on a mission to recognize and celebrate the remarkable achievements of Chinese Americans across the United States and to honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the Chinese American community. 

The UCA Award categories are crafted to align with UCA’s mission, emphasizing civil rights advocacy, education and protection, social justice advancement, cultural heritage preservation, civic engagement, community service and philanthropy. 

The UCA Awards include the following categories: 

  • Chinese American Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • Advancing Justice Award 
  • Civic Leadership Award 
  • Iris Shun-Ru Chang Award for Humanity 
  • Champion of Chinese Cultural Heritage Award 
  • Youth Leadership Award 
  • Chinese American Corporate Citizen Award 
  • Chinese American Charitable Giving Award 
  • Congressional Champion Award

Nominees for these awards must meet specific criteria, including a demonstrated connection to the Chinese American community, widely recognized achievements, and a commitment to advancing the well-being of Chinese Americans and society at large. Recommendations for nominees are welcomed from the Chinese American community, with an emphasis on individuals and organizations who align with the values and mission of the UCA. 

“We encourage members of the Chinese American community to come forward and nominate deserving individuals who embody the spirit of service and leadership,” remarked Haipei Shue, President of UCA. 

The Committee invites UCA members to submit recommendations for consideration. Finalists will be selected and approved by the UCA Board, with the awards set to be presented during the 2024 Chinese American Convention gala on June 29, 2024. 

Please Click Here to Submit Recommendations of Candidates Online

For media inquiries or to, please contact: 
Gary Yu Director of Communications, UCA 
Email: gary.yu@ucausa.org

Hotel & Travel

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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:

  • $195/night/single and double occupancy (before state and local taxes)

Sponsors

On behalf of United Chinese Americans, we cordially invite you and your company/organization to join us as our sponsor in UCA’s 2024 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

Click “Sponsorship Kit” to download pdf

Donate

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.

Other ways to donate to UCA:

1. Bank direct transfer: Zelle: Treasurer@ucausa.org. Please provide your email address when donating via Zelle.

2. Check donation: Make check payable to United Chinese Americans (UCA) and mail the check to: 1050 Connecticut Ave NW. Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Please write your email on the memo line of your check.

3. Wire transfer using following UCA Bank Account Details: Account Name: United Chinese Americans Inc (UCA); Routing Number: 054001204 (paper & electronic); 026009593 (wires); Account Number 226001059957; Bank Name: Bank of America. Point of Contact: Yinong Shen, treasurer@ucausa.org ; Ray Liang, ED, ray.laing@ucausa.org; Haipei Shue, President, haipei.shue@ucausa.org

4. Donation through company match program: https://causes.benevity.org/causesapp/dashboard/840-821111498

Any questions? Contact Yinong Shen, Treasurer UCA, treasurer@ucausa.org

* Please provide your name and email address so that we can email your donation receipt to you.

UCA, a 501c3 nonprofit, UCA’s Federal TAX ID is 82-1111498. Your donation is tax deductible.