2008 CESASC Convention


On April 26, 2008 at Hilton Los Angeles Airport, a whole day event including a luncheon, a Technical Symposium, and a Convention dinner banquet was held which marks the 46th anniversary of the Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC). "I appreciate CESASC for your commitment to continuing America's legacy of progress. Your efforts contribute to the brighter future and embody the spirit of American innovation." President George W. Bush wrote to CESASC last year.

This event features more than a dozen speakers that covers a wide variety of topics in (12:45pm-4:00pm):

* Entrepreneurship and High Tech Startup
* Life Sciences
* Life Style
* Multimedia Communication
* Nanoengineered Medicine

A special panel (4:00pm) featuring 3 successful job recruiters will bring valuable advice and services for those who are in the job market.

A graduate student experience sharing session (12:45pm) will dedicated to those who are in or will be in advanced degree programs.

CESASC will recognize four distinguished Chinese-Americans engineers and scientists who have made significant contributions and achievements to major US industries and world science and technology advances. Their estimated time of appearance is as follows:

11:30am: Dr. Robert Lin, Professor of Physics and Director of Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley. His keynote speech at the Luncheon is: "High Energy Radiation from the Solar System's Most Powerful Explosions."

1:45pm: Dr. Vincent Gau, Chief Executive Officer and President of Genefluidics, Inc. He will share his entrepreneurship experience at the Entrepreneurship and High Tech Startup session.

5:30pm: Press conference featuring awardees Mr. Wing Chao (Executive Vice-President, Walt Disney Imagineering), Dr. Robert Lin, Dr. Terence Tao (Professor of Mathematics, UCLA, Fields Medal Prize Winner), and Ms. Shirley Ho (CESASC Service Award recipient, former CESASC President and Board Chair). You are welcome to attend and ask questions.

6:00pm: Dinner registration and silent auction area. All awardees will appear and mingle with dinner banquet attendees.

7:00pm: Mr. Wing Chao of Walt Disney will give the keynote speech "Imagination + Engineering = Imagineering" at the Convention dinner banquet.

The lunch ticket is $20 (or $10 for students and those attending the dinner banquet). The afternoon seminars, panels, and press conference are free. The Convention dinner banquet ticket is $65.

The venue is Hilton Los Angeles Airport at 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Use hotel self-parking garage for parking. Pick up a parking voucher for discounted $8 per day self-parking at the CESASC event registration desks.

RSVP for lunch, afternoon sessions, and dinner banquet.

If unable to access above link, please send your name, address, phone number, and the number of lunch/dinner tickets to cesasc@gmail.com. Luncheon and dinner tickets must be paid in advance via Paypal or sending a check payable to CESASC:

17827 Elaine Avenue
Artesia, CA 90701

Priority seats at lunch or dinner will be provided for those who RSVP and make payments early. More up-to-date information will be available at CESASC's Web site.