CAFA Conventions


CAFA Convention – 2017

Saturday, May 6
Social Hour, 6:15 pm and Dinner, 7:00 pm

Sunset Room, Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 Via San Clemente,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-4500)

Keynote Speech

GMO crops/food


Dr. Anthony H. C. Huang

University of of California, Riverside 
Riverside, CA

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CAFA Convention – 2016

Saturday, March 26
Social Hour, 11:30 am and Lunch, 12:00 noon

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

Gene Therapy for Cancer: From Research to Clinical Care

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Dr. Yuman Fong

City of Hope Medical Center
Duarte, CA

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CAFA Convention – 2015

Saturday, March 7
Social Hour, 11:30 am and Lunch, 12:00 noon

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

Monitoring the Ocean and Climate from Space

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Dr. Lee-Lueng Fu

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California

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CAFA Convention – 2014

Saturday, March 15
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

Stories from BX: Series No. 20140201—Exodus; Excess; Ethics; Economics

Professor Meiling Cheng

School of Dramatic Arts
University of Southern California


CAFA Convention – 2013

Saturday, March 2
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

iPodia – learning together for a better world

Professor Stephen C-Y. Lu

David Packard Professor in Manufacturing Engineering
Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science
Director, Viterbi iPodia (Vip) Program
University of Southern California


CAFA Convention – 2012

Saturday, February 4
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

The Future of Health Care

Dr. Yun Yen

Director, Division of Clinical and Molecular Pharmacology
City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California


CAFA Convention – 2011

Saturday, February 26
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

Southern California 2020: Racing Towards The Future – With One Foot Stuck In The Past

Professor Michael Woo

Dean, College of Environmental Design
Cal Poly Pomona


CAFA Convention – 2010

Saturday, February 27
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm

Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-9284)

Keynote Speech

Interplays between Science/Technology and Humanities/Society

Professor Shu Chien

Department of Bioengineering
UC, San Diego


CAFA Convention – 2009

Saturday, February 28
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm ($45 /person)
Monterey Hill Restaurant
3700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: 323-264-8400

Keynote Speech

Wenchuan Quake Scientific Analysis vs Qiang Minority History Background

Professor Ta-liang Leon Teng

Department of Earth Sciences
USC

Recipient of 1995 CAFA Achievement Award


CAFA Convention – 2008

Saturday, March 1
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm ($45 /person)
Monterey Hill Restaurant
3700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: 323-264-8400

Keynote Speech

Chi and C. H. I.

Qingyun Ma

Dean of Architecture
Della and Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair
USA


CAFA Convention – 2007

Saturday, March 3
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm ($45 /person)
City of Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia

Keynote Speech

Road to IPO

Hsieh, Ming

President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Cogent Systems


CAFA Convention – 2006

Saturday, March 11
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Monterey Hill Restaurant
3700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: 323-264-8400

Keynote Speech

Educating Students in a Fast Changing Future

Professor Chih-Ming Ho

Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor
Director, Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration (CMISE),
Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Science
UCLA


CAFA Convention – 2005

Saturday, March 12
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Monterey Room
Monterey Hill Restaurant
3700 W. Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: 323-264-8400

Keynote Speech

Brain, Genes, and Behavior

Professor Jean C. Shih

Boyd and Elsie Welin Professor of Molecular Pharmacoloy and Toxicology
School of Pharmacy, USC


CAFA Convention – 2004

Saturday, February 28
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Waterford Hall, Sequoia Center
7530 Orangethrope Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
Tel: (714) 670-9252

Keynote Speech

Interactions Among Foods, Herbs, and Drugs:

From Grapefruit Juice to Cellular Transporters

Dr. Diane Tang-Liu

Vice President, Allergan, Inc.
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy, USC


CAFA Convention – 2003

Saturday, March 22
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant,
111 N. Atlantic Blvd., #350 Monterey Park, CA 91754 (Tel. 626-300-8833)

Keynote Speech

FULFILLING THE DREAMS OF AN ACADEMIC:

A Look Back at Hong Kong’s 1st University of Science and Technology, and Prospects for Shanghai’s Up-and-Coming Knowledge Community

Chia-Wei Woo

President Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Past President, San Frnacisco State University


CAFA Convention – 2002

Saturday, March 2
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Quiet Cannon Restaurant at 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-4500)

Keynote Speech

Taiwan Economic Development in a Transition Period

Chi-Yuan Lin

Chairman, Bank of Taipei


CAFA Convention – 2001

Saturday, March 3
Social Hour, 6:00 pm and Dinner, 6:30 pm
Quiet Cannon Restaurant at 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-4500)

Keynote Speech

Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: Scourges of the Chinese?

Michael M. C. Lai

Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Keck School of Medicine, Univ. of So. California

Keynote Speech and Award Presentation
Guests
Visitors and Scholarship presentation


CAFA Convention – 2000

Saturday, February 26
Quiet Cannon Restaurant at 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 (Tel. 323-724-4500)

Keynote Speech

Science for the Next Millennium: Where Are the Frontiers?

Sunney I. Chan

Vice President, Academic Sinica, Taipei
George Grant Hoag Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, Caltech


CAFA Convention – 1999

Saturday, February 27
5:00 – 10:00 pm
Castaway Restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank, 818-848-6691

Keynote Speech

New Challenges for Chinese-American Activism

Alice S. Huang

Senior Councilor for External Relations and Faculty Associate in Biology, Caltech

Workshop – 5:00 pm

Using Information Technologies in Classrooms

Workshop – 5:00 pm

Financial Planning for College Faculty


CAFA Convention – 1998

Saturday, February 28
Empress Pavilion, 988 N. Hill St., LA

Keynote Speech

A Glass Ceiling for Asians in Higher Education

Frederic Y Wan

Vice Chancellor, UC, Irvine


CAFA Convention – 1997

Saturday, February 22
City of Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia

Keynote Speech

Chronicling our Ancestry and the Peking Man

Teh-Lung Richard Ku

Department of Earth Sciences, USC


CAFA Convention – 1996

Saturday, January 27
Faculty Center, USC

Keynote Speech

The Coming of the Information Era and Why We Should Jump Onto the Bandwagon

Kung Yao

Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA


CAFA Convention – 1995

Saturday, February 18
Princess Garden, 11828 South St., Cerritos

Keynote Speech

Education: Paving the Path to Chinese American Success

Ronald S. W. Lew

United States District Judge