TAC-WC 2019 Announcement No. 3

During the winter months, several staff members went back to Taiwan to celebrate the Lunar New Year and to spend time with family and friends. Without them, the preparation work for the conference slowed down considerably. Two members have now returned and ready to move forward. The third will not be back until April; we agree to communicate with using Line or email if needed..

We set the clock one hour ahead to the daylight-saving time few days ago; performing this ritual reminds me of the arrival of Spring. With the coming of Spring, birds start to sing, abd plants begin to sprout and put forth buds and fresh leaves. Spring gives us vitality, and this will certainly propel the conference organization group to move forward and set the preparation steps in gear to make it ready for the conference to smoothly take place in July.

I would like to inform the work we have done since Announcement No. 2 was sent.

  1. Tom Yu (TAC-WC member living in Arizona) has set up a website for 2019 TAC-WC: http://tac-wc.org. The website allows us to post and retrieve conference information, to do online registration, and keep track of registration payments, …etc. In addition to posting this announcement (Announcement No. 3), I shall also run it through www.TaiwanUS.net. We thank Martin Tsai, Editor of TaiwanUS.net for providing us the service. In order not to further encumber Martin, we shall post subsequent announcements on our website. It is thus important for the members to login the website to receive new information.

  2. Conference Speakers: Ed Huang (Board member representing the San Francisco/Bay Area) serves as chairman for inviting speakers. Realizing the need for passing the baton to the new generation of Taiwanese Americans, Ed places equal weight on selecting generation 1 (G-1) and generation 2 (G-2) speakers at this conference. We have now three G-1 speakers accepted the invitation. They are Josephine Yang (黃河芬 FAPA President of the Southern California Chapter) 洪英花 (well known Judge from Taiwan); Martin Tsai (Editor of TaiwanmUS.net); to complete the G-1 speaker list , we are still searching for the keynote speaker. With the help of Yamei Lee (a former president of NATWA, North American Taiwanese Women Association), five young people with outstanding credentials have accepted the invitations as G-2 speakers and moderators. Their names are: Cecilia Chueh, Chieh-Ting Yeh, Lily Wang, Julie Wu, Deana Chuang, Chris Lin. The short bios of all speakers will be posted on the website.

  3. The TAC-WC 2019 has organized two post-conference tours. Those tours are very popular. The northbound tour from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is now full. The southbound tour to five NP in Southern Utah is still available but the bus seat is also filling up fast. The hotel cost of the southbound tour is rather reasonable compared with that of northbound. The  price for staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in  Moab [Telephone Number: 435-259-8700 or 1-866-527-1498; address:  815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532], where the group shall stay on the evening of 7/21 has been renegotiated for the group rate of $154/room/night, including breakfast, not $165/room/night previously quoted in Announcement No.2.  For 7/22 and 7/23 the group will stay at Abbey Inn, Cedar City (address: 940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720.  Tel : 435-586-9966), with the group rate only of $110/room/night, breakfast included. Please mention that you are with the group TAC-WC when you call to book the rooms to receive the group discount rates for both hotels.

  4. Both tours last for five days, with the last day (7/25) to tour Salt Lake City. The City tour is originally scheduled to complete at 5 PM for both buses. In order to make it convenient for those who plan to leave Utah on 7/25, we plan to have one bus ends the tour at the airport at about 3PM, and the other bus will stop at the guesthouse at about 5PM for the members who plan to overnight on 7/25. Hope this will help the planning on purchasing the return airline tickets.

— Jim Wang

 

驚艷 ! 驚喜!驚奇!2017美西夏令會精彩節目內容出爐了!!

好消息!訂房優惠延至6/23,並為鄉親爭取到更多房間,沒訂到房間的鄉親這次要動作快,不要又錯過了!註冊也跟著延到6/23以後才收late fee!

報名、訂房:www.TAC-WC.org

只有註冊聽演講的鄉親,一定要加購 7/8的晚宴,否則就聽不到顧立雄的演講及高水準的”台灣之夜”&音樂會喔!

節目Highlight:

7/8 晚上 Banquet Keynote Speaker 顧立雄:「台灣民主轉型的未竟之業—從轉型正義與不當黨產談起」

7/8 上午 我們的老朋友陳鈴津博士:「Taiwan Biomedical Industry: Opportunities and challenges」

7/8 上午 國際知名學者施芳瓏教授:「Departing from Panama’s Severing of Diplomatic Ties:Techno Third Prince Nezha Walking into Global Villages Making Friends 從巴拿馬斷交再出發:電音三太子哪吒 走進全球村落 結識朋友」

詳細節目內容請看Program

美西鄉親總動員,緊來報名夏令會 ! 享受飯店優惠只剩不到3個禮拜

最近,儘管母國台灣的負面新聞不斷,仍然有一則令人振奮的訊息觸動了台美人的心!那就是,在民視的股權爭奪惡鬥中,在緊要關頭,海外的台灣鄉親又一次把我們對母國的愛,轉化為救火的力量。我們的連署喚醒了小股民的警覺,終致守住了這塊媒體的綠色淨土。

我們就是這麼一群愛母國、愛鄉土到無可救藥的台灣鄉親,每年盛夏我們在美西夏令會相聚,不是為了在同溫層裡相偎取暖,而是期望透過一場又一場的研討、一次又一次的辯論、一輪又一輪的腦力激盪,只問我們能為台灣再多做一點甚麼?我們的心有著恨鐵不成鋼的焦慮、有著糾結難理的疑惑、有著忍不住要飆罵的氣憤,然而更多更強的是無怨無悔的挺住這座歷經苦難的美麗之島—母國台灣的信念,及拉拔她有朝一日出頭天的盼望!

夏令會的籌備委員真的是很努力,個個使出渾身解數、群策群力,為鄉親邀到的講員都是一時之選、講題更是貼近時代脈動。例如:顧立雄來談轉型正義及不當黨產;時代力量的年輕新血及執政黨的蔡易餘及優秀黨工來論司法改革及時政;還有更多專家學者及第二代企業家及傑出青年來分享他們的專業與熱情。所有精彩的節目都登在網站上( www.TAC-WC.org ),請大家上網瀏覽。

您,還沒決定來參加嗎?有一位住在溫哥華的長輩打電話告訴我,他要控制好他輕微的帕金森,一路來參加美東、美西的夏令會,這是他數十年來的堅持及對台灣的承諾。您,還需要再斟酌嗎?

真的是不要再猶豫了!訂房優惠只到6/16,行動要快啊!有任何問題,歡迎聯絡: 賴惠玫(vernna_lai@hotmail.com)

Planning Committee in Full Swing

Dear friends, Happy Lunar New Year:

TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference – West Coast) 2017 has been scheduled for 7/7-7/9, to be held in one of America’s finest cities: the comfortable and scenic San Diego. The Planning Committee, chaired by Prof. Ming T. Tsuang and convened by Prof.James J Y Hsu, has been in full swing since August of last year, and has collaborated with the cross-generation organizations within the San Diego Taiwanese community to ensure that the conference will be an enriching experience. Continue reading “Planning Committee in Full Swing”

籌備團隊 陣容堅強

親愛的鄉親們,恭賀新禧:

2017年美西台灣人夏令會已定於7/7-7/9在景緻優美、氣候宜人的聖地牙哥舉行。籌備委員會早在去年八月即已成軍,正如火如荼的進行各項籌備工作。籌備委員會由莊明哲教授擔任主席、許正餘教授擔任總召集人,結合聖地牙哥地區跨世代的台灣人社團成員協力參與。 Continue reading “籌備團隊 陣容堅強”

TAC-WC 2017 will be held in San Diego, 7/7-7/9

Dear friends, Happy New Year:

In July last year, the Taiwanese American Conference – West Coast (TAC-WC) was held in San Francisco, organized by the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California (TAFNC) and the North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association. Needless to say, the conference’s atmosphere was welcoming, its scene grand, and its programs exciting. While the striking memory was still fresh, the San Diego team has been working hard to prepare for TAC-WC 2017 under the Chairmanship of Professor Ming T. Tsuang and the Convener General of Professor James J Y Hsu.  After many meetings, the team has decided that the theme of TAC-WC 2017 would be “Uniting Generation; Integrating Minds.” It seeks to combine the vitality of young people and the wisdom of senior people and stimulate a cross-generation interaction. Thus, Professor Charles Tu, the Program Committee Chair, has planned to cover political, economic, social and cultural subjects and other subjects. A conference tour has also been planned. Continue reading “TAC-WC 2017 will be held in San Diego, 7/7-7/9”

2017美西夏令會7/7-7/9在聖地牙哥舉行

親愛的鄉親們,大家新年快樂:

去年七月美西夏令會與北美洲台灣人教授協會年會在舊金山盛大舉行。北加州台灣同鄉聯合會與教授協會鼎力籌辦,節目精緻,場面盛大熱烈。美西夏令會的溫馨,記憶猶新。輸人莫輸陣,聖地牙哥的團隊已及早進行今年美西夏令會的工作,籌備委員會由莊明哲教授擔任主席、許正餘教授擔任總召集人,結合聖地牙哥地區跨世代的台灣人社團成員協力參與。經多次會議商討,擇定大會主題為「世代結合‧活力智慧」,期許大會前後,能結合年輕人的活力與資深人的智慧,激發跨世代的互動能量。由此,杜武青教授策劃的節目涵蓋政治、經濟、社會、科技、教育、文化等領域的研討。會後旅遊,亦請專人規畫中。

Continue reading “2017美西夏令會7/7-7/9在聖地牙哥舉行”