2017 Taiwan Advocacy Weekend:
FAPA Members’ Convention & Advocacy Workshop

[ Time ]  September 23rd-25th, 2017

[ Schedule ]

  • 9/23 Day 1: Convention Day: Keynote speeches from experts in DC, members’ dinner banquet .
  • 9/24 Day 2: Congressional Workshop: Advocacy workshop to prepare for congressional visits on Day 3.
  • 9/25 Day 3: Capitol Advocacy Day: Voice out for Taiwan on Capitol Hill!2017 FAPA Taiwan Advocacy Weekend
    Day 1(Sep. 23rd, 2017)
    Members Convention
    Day 2(Sep. 24th, 2017)
    Congressional Workshop
    Day 3 ( Sep. 25th, 2017)
    Capitol Advocacy Day
    0930 – 1030
      Registration and Social1030 – 1200
     FAPA 35 Year History Review
     and Current Work in the Capitol Hill
    0800 – 0900 Breakfast

    0900 – 0950
     Taiwan History –
     Gerrit van der  Wees

    0950 – 1000 Break

    1000 – 1100
     Briefing from State Department

    1100 – 1215
     Issues of Concern and how to do Congressional Advocacy  –
    FAPA HQ

    0730
     Depart for Capitol Hill0830
     Breakfast on the Hill 0930
     Congressional meetings
    1200 – 1330 Luncheon
    Keynote Speaker: Nina Solarz
    1230 – 1330 Lunch
    1400 – 1450
     Speaker 1: Gordon  Chang1500 – 1550
      Speaker 2: Guangcheng Chen1550 – 1630 Break and Social

    1630 – 1720
     Speaker 3: Stephen Yates

    1330 – 1400 Demo

    1400 – 1430 Group Practice

    1430 – 1515 Group Demos

    1515 – 1530 Wrap up

    1800 Dinner Banquet doors open

    1830 – 1915 Dinner

    1915 –  1920
     Welcome  FAPA Presidents

    1920 – 1930

     Video Call with Rep. Steve Chabot

    1930 – 2030

     Dinner Keynote Speech: Dennis Peng

    2030 – 2100 Q & A

    For 1~65 participants:
    1530  Depart for Twin Oaks1630
     Meet with TECRO Staff

     

[ Location ] D.C.Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport(2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202)

[ Expense ] All participants must reserve the hotel room by themselves. The expense listed below doesn’t include hotel expense.
a. Day 1-3 Full Attendance $180 (Member Convention + Advocacy Workshop + Capitol Hill Advocacy Day)
b. Day 1 $110 (Member Convention only)
c. Day 1-2 $180 (Member Convention Day + Congressional Workshop)
d. Day 2-3 $80 (Congressional Workshop + Capitol Advocacy Day)

 

[ Reimbursement ] FAPA would grant reimbursement to attendees who stay for the advocacy day.
a. Day 1-3 Full Attendance: $140 reimbursement for FAPA member, $70 for non-member.
d. Day 2-3 (Congressional Workshop + Capitol Advocacy Day): $70 reimbursement for FAPA member, $35 for non-member.

[ Registration ]

  1. Please register online:https://goo.gl/wEwTcQ
    Pay the expense by mailing checks or by PayPal.
    For those who wants to pay by PayPal, please go to http://fapa.org/wp/donations-and-membership/ “FAPA Donation Programs” section, and click on the “donate” button under “Donate to FAPA General Fund”. Make sure to add a memo” for convention” when you make the payment.
    If you’re paying by check (title: FAPA, memo: Sep advocacy), please mail it to FAPA HQ(552 7th Street, S.E. Washington, DC 20003).
  2. The hotel room should be reserved by attendee him/herself.  The hotel fare of Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is $124, please visit this link to book the hotel: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCANAHF-FAP-20170922/index.jhtml. You can also choose another hotel.
    P.S. For those who join Capitol Advocacy Day, FAPA would issue reimbursement. Please check the info above at [ Expense ] and [ Reimbursement ].(The amount of reimbursement is based on the accommodation at the conference venue- Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, $70 per night for standard double-occupancy room).You can acquire the reimbursement by receiving checks, or receive a tax-exempted receipt by donating portion of hotel room charge to FAPA.
  3. Deadline: The booking website at Hilton Crystal City will close on August 23rd. The registration for 2017 Taiwan Advocacy Weekend will be closed on September 11.

 

You can also take this opportunity to tour the Capital! Here are some tourist attraction and DC metro map for your information.

Contact FAPA HQ at (202) 547-3686 or FAPA.HQ@gmail.com if you have any question.
All applications subject to FAPA’s final approval.