|Dear CESASC Members and Friends:|
We cordially invite you to the CESASC's 57th Anniversary Annual Convention to be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at San Gabriel Hilton. This year's theme is "Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow" (可持续的明天), featuring innovative technologies for better sustainability. The convention daytime program starting at 11 a.m. includes Technical Symposium, Career Development and Leadership Training, Business Innovation Forum, and STEM workshop.
The lunchtime keynote speakers are:
Mr. Erik Takayesu, Vice president of Transmission, Substations and Operations, Southern California Edison (SCE)
Ms. Iris Wu, Ms. Iris Wu, Founder of Ambidio, member of “Asia's Top 50 Rising Tech Stars” and “40 Under 40”, and “Young Entertainment Professional” by Hollywood Professional Association
The Business Innovation Forum speakers include:
Dr. Gary Gao, Chairman/Co-Founder of Singlera Genomics.
Dr. Yuan Gao is an innovator of translational technologies for next generation sequencing, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), DNA methylation sequencing, and digital information storage in DNA.
Dr. Yongchun Tang, President of Power, Environmental and Energy Research (PEER) Institute.
Dr. Wendy Hua, Ph.D., Managing Partner of Cybernaut US venture capital funds, with over 40 portfolio companies.
Dr. Hua has more than 10 years of entrepreneurial and investment experiences with focus on finance, technology and healthcare.
The convention evening program starting at 6pm includes dinner gala and award ceremony. It features,
Evening Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Mimi Aung, Project Manager of Mars 2020 Helicopter Project, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Achievement Award Recipients:
Dr. Jason Cong （丛京生）, Distinguished Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science, Director of VAST Laboratory and Center for Domain-Specific Computing, UC Los Angeles, Member of National Academy of Engineering
Mr. Erik Takayesu, Vice President of Transmission, Substations and Operations, Southern California Edison (SCE), member of the IEEE Advisory Board of the Power and Engineering Society, and executive planning committee member for Western Energy Institute.
Dr. Carter Tseng (曾憲章), Chairman & CEO of Little Dragon Foundation, Co-Founder of Microtek (IPO 1988), Recipient of the'2008 Friendship Award' by the Chinese Government, Director of C100, Give to Asia, Monte Jade and ECO, Economic Advisor to city of Tianjin, Chengdu and Shenzhen.
Dr. Yitang Zhang (张益唐), Professor of Mathematics, UC Santa Barbara, Fellow of Academy Sinica, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
CESASC scholarship recipients, STEM essay contest winners and Arts-Tech Poster Contest winners will be recognized.
The dinner gala and award ceremony will be hosted by famous TV and radio hosts, Ms. Theresa Lin and Mr. 范守文: Catering Director of Manhattan Hotel Groups ( Hotel Menage~ Tru grits restaurant), Chairman of Chinese Restaurant Foundation
TV, Radio host/ Food Critic
Early-bird individual ticket sale is open online at http://cesasc.org/2019-convention-ticket-catalog. Table purchases can be registered at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1diwwxIhevaIOTqy8dQaBrlQvoqbEu2dn90RYYgQYwyo/edit?ts=5c3fc9fc. Reserve your seat now for this daylong extravaganza. Convention program will be posted soon on CESASC website, http://www.cesasc.org.
Look forward to celebrating with you on April 14, 2019!