June 11, 2013

Dear NATPA Members,

In the past few years, we have held the joint conferences with Taiwanese American Conference (East Coast 2010, West Coast 2011 and South 2012).  This year, we will have our own annual meeting, organized by NATPA Southern California Chapter.  The meeting will be held from August 9 to 11, 2013 at The Hotel Fullerton in Fullerton, CA. 

We have invited Dr. Wentai Liu and Mr. Da-Tan Liu as our keynote speakers.  Dr. Liu will be the keynote speaker to open the conference in the morning of August 10.  Mr. Liu, Da-Tan will be the keynote speaker for dinner banquet on August 10, which will also feature music performance.  To spark your entrepreneurial interest, successful Taiwanese American entrepreneurs like 范清亮博士, 李忠敏總經理and徐新宏博士are invited to share their experience of setting up and managing startup companies.  In addition, we have arranged several young scholars to present their interesting projects.  In short, a fully loaded and rewarding program is awaiting you.

To renew our fellowship, we have planned a 3.5-day and 3-night post conference tour for a fun gathering.  This tour will cover the scenic central California coast, which is typically out of the way for many visitors to California.   We will visit the following destinations: Santa Barbara, Cambria, Hearst Castle, Big Sur Coast Highway, Monterey Bay, and Santa Cruz.  Please check out the 2013 Annual Conference Tour (tour itinerary) with scenic pictures.

Please mark down the dates and come to join your old and new friendsfor a fun August week in CA. Please use the 2013 Registration Form for the Annual Meeting and the Post Conference Tour.  You can also use it to pay the Membership Due.   

We look forward to meeting you in August,

Wenyuh Tsay

President, NATPA

San Marcos, CA


***For the complete document, including conference program, post-conference tour and registration form, Please click “NATPA Publications” /   "Newsletter" / ”2013-06-11 Announcing annual conference program.”or  here to download the document.


            June 12, 2013


   2013-06-11 北美洲台灣人教授協會(NATPA) 2013年年會邀請您

      台灣人的創新發明,不管是科技或是文創產業,都頻頻在國際比賽中得大獎,頗引人注目。但是近年來如紐約時報512日報導指出:台灣創新不足,人才流失導致台灣科技產業優勢漸失。有鑑於此,NATPA特別將今年年會的主題訂為 “Salute to Innovation and Invention’ 以提高大家對創新及發明之重視。我們今年除了為各位邀請台美兩國知名的發明家來與各位分享其發明過程之心路歷程外,我們亦邀請在美國有成功創業及經營公司的台灣人來分享他們成功的故事,以鼓勵大家也投入研發,並將研發之產品帶入市場,賺取外匯。

    今年我們邀請到的兩位主講人,都是一時之選:來自國內的傳奇身障發明家劉大潭先生以及加州大學的人工電子眼發明人劉文泰教授。劉大潭先生共擁有兩百多項專利,他將分享他如何由一個無法起立走路的殘障人士,克服各項困難,將金牌發明由理念,進入量產、行銷全球的寶貴經驗。劉文泰教授將報告他如何在20年間由理念開始,一步一腳印,成功創造全世界第一個人工電子眼,他的發明曾獲得克林頓總統的公開讚揚。在文創業方面,我們邀請到第二代暢銷書的著名女作家Kailin Gow來與大家分享她的創作經驗。Kailin年紀輕輕,已出版了一百多本書,擁有大批的年青人及婦女書迷。此外,我們重視學術傳承,我們也邀請到多位傑出的青年學者來分享他們的研究成果。在美國成功創業的台灣人非常多。我們這次邀請到成功的企業家范清亮博士,李忠敏先生以及徐新宏博士等人。其中范清亮在聖地牙哥先後成功地創設兩個生技公司。造就許多台灣人變成百萬富翁。欲知他們成功的密訣, 請到年會探取答案。

   年會也安排了精彩的會後旅遊。它將帶您到風景迷人的加州海岸。你亦可以看到加州獨有的名產紅木, 站在那些高200呎,樹齡千年的參天大樹下,讓你感到謙虛。南加州著名的那久那有村”(Laguna Woods)住有一百多戶退休的台灣人精英。來參加年會也許會碰到多年不見的好友。說不定您在這裡也會找到理想的退休住所哩。        

     NATPA的會員及朋友們,心動不如行動,今天就報名吧!年會地點是南加州的Fullerton (The Hotel Fullerton, 1500 South Raymond Avenue, Fullerton, CA)時間  八月 9-11日,會後旅遊八月 11- 14日。  我們熱切歡迎您。                                                                                                          

  年會召集人   郭清江  (714-395-9795)、陳榮昌 (858-342-9158)    蔡文玉 (760-727-5597)                                 

*白天的節目對外公開而且免費810日晚間的節目包括晚餐的費用每人六十元,學生三十元。

The daytime program is free and open to the public. The ticket for the evening program on 8/10 is $60 for the general public and $30 for students.

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