(Times are preliminary so please check back for updates and changes. Details will be added as they are confirmed.)
Friday, March 31
3:30 - 5:00 pm | OVAL Training (Optional) Sign-up Required. Limited Capacity.
We are excited to have the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission Alumni Interview Training Workshop as part of the Summit. Attend this workshop to become trained to interview freshman applicants to Stanford.
To attend, alumni must be registered OVAL volunteers living in an interview area. If you are registered with the OVAL program and live in an interview area, please RSVP on the MyOVAL homepage. Please note that in late February, the OVAL program will announce additional interview areas for the 2017-18 admission cycle and you may become eligible to participate in the training workshop. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00 - 9:00 pm | Evening Welcome
A festive evening will kick off the Summit with a welcome reception at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, home base for the weekend, highlighted by a live piano performance. We will enjoy a light buffet and no-host bar, take a look at the topics of the Summit via activities for networking and dialogue in a cafe-style designed atmosphere.
Saturday, April 1
8:15 am | Registration Opens
8:15 am | Continental Breakfast
8:15 am | Morning Exercise (Optional)
Please join us for a 30-minutes of all-levels flow yoga class. Let by Wendy Chuah '09, this session will incorporate light meditation and breathing techniques, as well as posture sequences to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation. All experience levels welcome.
9:00 am | Welcome Remarks
& Video: "History of Asians at Stanford"
10:00 am | Keynote Interchange between
Juju Chang '87, 'Nightline' Co-Anchor
Goodwin Liu '91, Associate Justice, California State Supreme Court
Moderated by Harry Elam, Jr., Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities, Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
11:15 am | Breakout Sessions A
- "WHERE ARE THE WOMEN: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ROLE OF ASIAN WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY"
Cynthia Dai MBA '93, CEO, Dainamic Consulting, Inc.;
Sabrina Chueh Ellis '94, MBA '99, Director of Product Management, Google;
Julia Hu '06, MS '07, CEO & Cofounder, Lark;
Julie Kang '02, Software Engineer, Writer @ The Nerds of Color;
Julia Lee '97, MS '99, Engineering Director at Facebook (Pages);
Sona Wang '80, Managing Director, Ceres Venture Fund L.P.
- "BEING A VISIBLE PHILANTHROPIC FORCE GLOBALLY AND LOCALLY"
Leslie Hatamiya '90, JD '97, Executive Director, San Bruno Community Fund;
Gail Kong '67, Former President, Asian Pacific Fund;
Victor Kuo MA '98, PhD '99, Founder, VK Global Advising;
Sylvia Yee '70, MA '83, EDS '87, PhD '88, Former Vice President of Programs, The Haas Jr. Fund;
Hanh Cao Yu PhD '95, Chief Learning Officer, The California Endowment;
- "STATE OF API'S AT STANFORD: VIEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY" Hear about current issues facing students and staff, the role SAPAAC has played to engage the university in addressing API concerns, and SAPAAC and SAA initiatives aimed to create a more engaged and supportive Stanford community.
Nelson Dong '71, Corporate Group Partner, Chair of the National Security Law practice and Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific practice, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Cindy Ng, Associate Dean of Students & Director, Asian American Activities Center at Stanford;
Katherine Toy '91, MA '95, Associate Director at Stanford Alumni Association;
Van Anh Tran '13, MA '14, Teacher, Summit Public Schools
12:45 | Lunch Activities & Tour (optional)
As an alternative to the official campus tour, the Activist Tour, developed in 2012 by the Stanford Asian American Activism Committee (SAAAC), will provide a space to confront and bring light to the injustices, controversies, and community victories in Stanford’s past and present. It will offer the opportunity to learn from the struggles of previous and current generations of activists.
2:00 pm | Breakout Sessions B
- "MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND NON-PROFITS"
Anuj Gupta '02, General Counsel, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Richard Katsuda '73, Co-Chair of Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress and former ED of Yu-Ai Kai;
Jane Kim '99, San Francisco Board of Supervisors;
Dawn Mabalon PhD '04, Little Manila Foundation
- "BEYOND THE BAMBOO CEILING" Its Persistence and How to Break Through
Brian Cheu '85, Director of Community Development, SF Mayor's Office of Housing & Community Development;
Glen S. Fukushima '72, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress & former country CEO of multinational corporations;
Buck Gee '72, MS '72, Executive Advisor, Ascend and former Vice President at Cisco;
Sallie Kim JD '89, Federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Sitting in San Francisco and former Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Stanford Law School;
Helen Loh '85, MBA '90, Senior Vice President of Digital & Content Marketing, Charles Schwab;
Denise Peck MBA '85, Executive Advisor, Ascend and former Vice President at Cisco
- "THIS IS US" How are Asian and Pacific Islander Americans impacting popular culture?
Jeff Chang, Executive Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) at Stanford and Author, "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation";
Leo Chu '93, Emmy-Nominated Creator/Showrunner, 'Supah Ninjas' & 'Afro Samurai';
Naomi Hirahara '83, Edgar Award-Winning Mystery Author, "Summer of the Big Bachi";
Yul Kwon '97, Product Management Director, Facebook and Winner, 'Survivor: Cook Islands';
Alice Wu, '90, MS '92, Filmmaker/Director, 'Saving Face'
4:00 pm | Breakout Sessions C
- "ASIAN HEALTHCARE ISSUES: TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES, OUR FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITIES"
Kathy Ko Chin '80, President & CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum;
Mimi Gan '79, Creative Director, Mi2 Media;
Dr. Rona Hu, Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Nancy Morioka-Douglas '76, Clinical Professor, Stanford Family Medicine;
Dr. Samuel So, Founder & Director, Asian Liver Center at Stanford;
Dr. Jacquelyn Chang '91, Psychiatrist; Chair & Co-Founder, Northern California Psychiatric Society Asian American Issues Committee; 2016 Stanford Asian Alumni Award Recipient
- "CRITICAL ISSUES FACING THE API COMMUNITY DURING THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION"
Gordon H. Chang MA '72, PhD '87, Professor at Stanford, History;
Russell Jeung '84, MA '84, Professor at SFSU;
Anthony Ocampo '03, MA '03, Professor at Cal Poly Pomona
Judy Wu '91, MA '93, PhD '98, Professor at UC Irvine
- "ASIAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS: HOW ARE THEIR CHOICES CHANGING THE WORLD"
Sheri Bryant '91, Co-Founder of geek lifestyle brand Geek & Sundry;
Maureen Fan '02, CEO & Co-Founder of Baobab Studios;
Eric Ly '91, Founder and CEO of Presdo;
Will Pacio '02, Founder of Spice Kit and CEO & Co-Founder of Pared.
5:30 pm | Happy Hour
6:30 pm | Dinner Buffet
Emceed by Rick Yuen, former Director of the Asian American Activities Center
Performances by Takeo Rivera '08 and Student groups Stanford Asian American Theater Project and Stanford O-Tone.
Sunday, April 2
11:00 am | Summit Dim Sum Celebration, Tai-Pan in Palo Alto
Enjoy a delicious dim sum brunch while discussing the weekend’s learnings with your fellow alumni and new friends. $35 separate fee. Details and sign-up in advance here.
9:00-3:00 pm | Angel Island Day-Trip, San Francisco
Grab your walking shoes for an educational tour of the west’s own version of Ellis Island. We’ll take you to Angel Island to learn about the early immigrant journeys of Chinese-Americans. $10 separate fee. Details and sign-up in advance here.