2014 TAA Midwest Summer Conference in OH

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort
Address: 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr, Columbus, OH
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/123613477833143/

TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai is a featured speaker at the 2014 Taiwanese American Association Midwest Summer Conference at Columbus, Ohio!

The Taiwanese American community, organizations, and issues have grown and evolved for almost half a century, and one question continually re-emerges: Will the next generation get involved and carry on the work of the prior generation? Ho Chie Tsai, a long-time community organizer, youth advocate, and the founder of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, has played an integral role in the development of many 2nd generation community organizations, conferences, and projects over the past three decades. He will share his personal experiences and perspectives on the dynamics within the youth, collegiate, and young professional Taiwanese American community. By understanding some key generational issues and themes, leaders across organizations may be able to more effectively interact and then transition the values and visions to be carried on into the future. We will explore some concrete ideas to move the future of the Taiwanese American community forward with the ideals set forth by the 1st generation.

His presentation, titled Shaping the Future of the Taiwanese American Community, will be followed by a Panel Discussion. Panel participants will include: Ho Chie Tsai, Jonathan Lee, Audrey Tseng, Albert Tseng, with Gordon Chang. Coming from involvement in as diverse elements of the Taiwanese American Community such asTaiwaneseAmerican.org, Taiwanese American Foundation, Taiwanese American Next Generation, Taiwanese American Professionals, Taiwanese Association of America, and FAPA, the Panel will provide MTSC attendees a full picture of the current state of the TA community, current challenges, and future direction, along with a chance to Q&A with these long-time community leaders.

Come out and listen to a few of these passionate Taiwanese American leaders share at the Midwest summer conference!

Registration fee: US$45 per person

About Ho Chie Tsai:
Ho Chie Tsai has spent most of his life working to build organizations and networks that serve the Asian and Taiwanese American communities. A popular speaker among youth audiences, his personal mission is to inspire young people to discover their values and passions so that they can make a positive impact in the world.

Ho Chie is often credited for helping to inspire a student movement, which resulted in the establishment of UIUC’s Asian American Studies Program and Cultural Center. During his collegiate years, Ho Chie was actively involved with various pan-Asian organizations at UIUC. He served as Co-president (92-93) and Internal Vice-president (91-92) of the Asian American Association, co-founded the Taiwanese American Students Club (90-91), and organized the first successful Asian Pacific American Coalition (91-92).

Today, Ho Chie is well-known as the founder of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, a national website dedicated to connecting and highlighting the new generation of Taiwanese Americans. In past years, he also helped to found the Taiwanese American Professionals San Francisco chapter, the Taiwanese American Medical & Health Professionals (NATMA) 2G chapter, and the grade school summer camp program of the Taiwanese American Foundation. Professionally, Ho Chie is a board-certified pediatrician on staff at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben at 614-855-4190, [email protected], or Rachel at 614-766-812, [email protected], or Hwasun at 614-921-0219, [email protected]

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