2017 Oregon Chinese Youth Conference

Designed by 西湖明月@Brain Zuo


6/24/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Washington Square

9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, Oregon 97223

Proposed Agenda

Check in starts from 9:00 am

Speeches by Distinguished Guests

(Both students and parents)

10:00 am – 10:30 am Senator Mae Yih on Civic Engagement

10:30 am – 11:00 am John Iglesias on Being Motivated to Succeed

11:00 am – 11:30 am Teressa Raiford on Community Service

11:30 am – 12:00 am Robert Tadjiki on Charity and Volunteerism

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch, Interact with Speakers, Visit Booths

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm Taking group photos of participating students and guest speakers

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Performance by Community Youth

Live demo of robotic, two times World Championship

Group dancing by the conference participants, 《青春修炼手册》

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Victoria Ren Scholarship Award Ceremony

Presentations – High School Years and Beyond

(Students have priority in seating)

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm The Road to Your Dream: Reflection on a High School Senior’s Experience, by Hongcheng Zhao

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Discover Your Interests, Activities, and Career from Middle School to High School, by Shirley Ma

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Accomplishments in 2016-2017 by Middle and High School Students in the Community

Breakout Sessions

Panel Discussion – How and Why Parenting Matters

(Parents only session)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Panel Discussion

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Q & A

Panel Discussion – What I’d have done differently back in high school, Perspective from College Students

(Students only session)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Panel Discussion

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Q & A

Conference Application Form for Student in 7-12 Grade

Recommendation Form for Students with Accomplishments in 2016-17 School Year

Recommendation Form for Parents as Panelists


8:00 am Setup

9:00 am Open to Conference Attendees

Organizations (Clubs, NPO, NGO, Office…Youth Education Related) (free, donation is welcome)

Chinese Schools ($200 each, 50% discount for those on community fund donation list)

Corporate Sponsors ($300 each, 30% discount for those on community fund donation list)

Application Form for Exhibit Booth


John Iglesias

John Iglesias, born in the Territory of Guam, served 18 years as Intelligence Officer in US Navy, is now President & Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Community Credit Union.

Teressa Raiford

Teressa Raiford, a prominent Black Lives Matter protestor and founder of the accountability group Don’t Shoot Portland, has been very supportive to Chinese community in defending social justice.

Robert Tadjiki

Robert Tadjiki is a co-founder and board member of Education for Chinese Orphans (EChO), a nonprofit that starts schools in China for special-needs orphans. He has been a special-education teacher since 1995. In 2006, he was awarded a national educator’s award. He has lived in Central Oregon since 2001, and is a loving husband to his wife and father to his four children, two of whom were born in China.

Mae Yih

Mae Yih serves in both Oregon House and Senate. First Chinese American woman to be elected to the state legislature in the US in 1976.

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