The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association(ITASA) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to connect, inspire, and empower Taiwanese American students across the country. Since 1993, ITASA East Coast Conference is hosted at various universities annually. Each year, ECC attracts over 300 active community leaders who care about their culture and professional development. During this three-day conference, attendees will be able to participate in workshops led by prominent speakers, enjoy fun social events to interact with other undergraduates, and join small groups for reflection.
2018 Conference Theme: Glowing Up
Inspired by the traditional Chinese lanterns and the stars that glitter the night sky, “Glowing up” demonstrates illuminating and embracing one’s identity which gives the strength to empower yourself and others. This feeling of empowerment is what ignites one’s motivation to be active in the community, in order to fight and resolve the challenges of discrimination, oppression, and injustices every day.
Key Note Speaker:
Calvin D. Sun - Founder and CEO at Monsoon Diaries
Born and raised in NYC, Calvin received his B.A. from Columbia University in 2008 and his M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2014. Calvin also was the founder of the Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival (CUNUFF) and served as the President of the Columbia University Asian American Alliance (AAA). In 2010 Calvin founded The Monsoon Diaries, and international travel company and service that has taken hundreds of people who have little time or money to over 140 countries around the world including North Korea, Iran, Antarctica, Pakistan, Venezuela, and Cuba.Calvin served on the Board of Directors for nearly a decade on ECAASU (The East Coast Asian American Student Union). He now serves as the Director of Resident Wellness in his last year of residency as a full-time Emergency Medicine doctor in NYC, manages businesses in healthcare and real estate, and is the President Emeritus of the Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA).
There are a limited amount of hotel rooms prepared for conference attendees. Attendees are responsible for paying for their own hotel rooms, and each individual who wishes to stay in the hotels provided must purchase a spot in the rooms. A hotel room can accommodate four people. If you have a group of four you would like to room with, please fill it in the "hotel group" section at checkout. Each person listed must also have purchased a hotel spot.
Schools attended past ITASA East Coast Conference
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Parsons school of Design
Stony Brook University
University of Maryland
University of Pennsylvania
Questions about the conference?
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