FAPA-YPG 2011 National Conference

Meet like-minded individuals and learn how you can make a difference for Taiwan today at the Formosan Association for Public Affairs – Young Professional Group’s (FAPA-YPG) National Conference!

Dates: Saturday, August 27 – 29, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Address: 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125215450901419

The need for Americans to show their support for Taiwan has never been greater. Although Taiwan maintains and serves as a vibrant democracy in East Asia, most countries, as well as the United Nations continues to ignore the 23 million people of Taiwan and their pursuit to safeguard their democracy and future. So the obvious question for you is: what can you do to support the people of Taiwan?

Join FAPA-YPG for a 3-day conference on August 27~29 where you will:

1) Learn from leading experts on U.S.-Taiwan issues, including topics on U.S. and Taiwan security, U.S.-Taiwan trade, and the upcoming 2012 Taiwan Presidential Elections
2) Master the “ABCs” of grassroots advocacy
3) Network with a diverse group of individuals who all support Taiwan’s right to self-determination and Taiwan’s democracy

This conference culminates with you applying all that you have learned and going to Capitol Hill and speaking with your elected officials to advocate for Taiwan’s cause!

Whether you are a Taiwanese national, a Taiwanese-American, a non-Taiwanese American, or even of another nationality, your advocacy for Taiwan is all important. The greatest achievements in civil rights were ultimately a collective effort by a diverse group of supporters. As such, we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to translate your love and passion for Taiwan into action!

FAPA will cover most of your lodging and meals (see the application form for more details). So the main cost to you will be the transportation to and from DC.

To see the application form and/or apply: http://fapaypg.org/confere​nce/application/

If you have any questions, please contact the YPG Coordinator, Eileen Lin @ elin@ypg.fapa.org