WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 12:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: University Center
FOR WHO? Students, Professors, Teachers, Administrators, and the General Public
FORMAT: Brief introductory session followed by concurrent breakout sessions
Click here for an application for Walk in US, Talk on Japan
The UTC Asia Program is hosting the seventh annual Introduction to Asia Conference. Support is provided by the Freeman Foundation, the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies, the Japanese government, the Consulate-General in Nashville and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (TECO). The program will take place in the University Center beginning in the Raccoon Mountain Room with several subsequent sessions taking place at the Heritage, Chickamauga, Hiwassee, Sequoyah, and Ocoee rooms.
This year’s Introduction to Asia Conference features special small group concurrent program sessions on Japan and Taiwan, beginning with a special Japanese government-sponsored program: "Walk in US, Talk on Japan” from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Japan portion of the program features five outstanding speakers who have consistently made efforts to convey the strengths and appeal of Japan to the US. Speakers include a former ambassador, a diplomat, a trading company employee, a public relations and marketing specialist, and a current university student. The Japan portion of the program will be followed from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm by two sessions on Taiwan: Asia’s most vibrant, best-kept secret. The Director General of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, Steven Tai, will present “Taiwan & the US: Closer Than You Think,” and UTC’s Lucien Ellington will present “Taiwan’s Cultural and Tourist Treasures."
Admission is free for all members of the university community, educators, and members of the general public who wish to attend. A free lunch will be provided for the first 100 applicants who register for the conference. Conference attendees are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. However, to qualify for the complimentary lunch, participants must complete a short form and agree to attend the opening conference session and at least one other Japan session.
For further information about the speakers or to register for a complimentary lunch, please visit URL to obtain an application. If you have any questions, or would like to be sent an application directly, please email or call Jeffrey Melnik at [email protected] or 423-425-2118.
Walk in US, Talk on Japan. 12:00pm-3:00pm