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UW Converge Hong Kong 2024

August 23–25, 2024      

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China

Registration open for Converge Hong Kong!

Early Bird Registration: $250 USD
Student & GOLD Registration: $150 USD

In 2024, the UW’s premier gathering for our global community of alumni and friends heads to Hong Kong. Get ready to experience the rich culture and exciting atmosphere of this truly international city while enjoying the unrivaled access, education and connection you expect from our annual UW Converge gatherings.

This year’s Converge will be hosted in partnership with the Hong Kong Huskies and comprised of multiple opportunities to connect with them while experiencing the culture and beauty of the Greater Bay area.

This annual tradition is an outpost of Husky spirit abroad, not to mention an unmatched opportunity to connect with UW faculty and leadership. Be a part of UW’s global community and leave equipped with new knowledge and networks.

Register now and save $50 USD with an early bird price!


Schedule

Friday, August 23

Optional Welcome Events

Get to know Hong Kong and start connecting with the global Husky community through welcome events hosted by our schools and colleges.

Saturday, August 24

UW Converge Summit
Join us at our day-long summit as expert speakers and panelists share their knowledge and insight.

UW Converge Reception
After the summit, it’s time to celebrate! Join us for an enchanting evening of food and fun.

Sunday, August 25

UW International Chapter Board Meeting

Board members of the UW’s international alumni chapters are invited to gather for a time of sharing insights and vision.

Optional Excursions

Check back for details on exciting activities and outings to make the most of your time in Hong Kong.


Smiling attendees at Converge Jakarta

Attendees at last year’s Converge Summit & Reception in Jakarta, Indonesia

Converge Hong Kong Summit & Reception

August 24, 2024

Schedule

🞇 Summit

10:00 a.m. Doors open

11:00 a.m. Summit begins

1:00 p.m. Lunch

4:30 p.m. Summit closes

4:30 p.m. Break

🞇 Reception

6:00 p.m. Reception begins

6:30 p.m. Remarks

9:00 p.m. Reception ends

Schedule subject to change

Summit

Step into a world transformed at Converge Hong Kong, where we explore how the world has changed and shifted rapidly in the past few years, and what these changes may mean for our shared future. Learn how intersecting advances and breakthroughs in technology, business and health sciences are accelerating us forward.

The UW Converge Summit brings together top-tier speakers and experts for a dynamic program featuring keynote addresses, talks and panels with plenty of time to network with fellow attendees. Our comprehensive lineup combines world-renowned trailblazing researchers, industry executives and University leaders. They’ll offer fresh and insightful perspectives into our changing world.

 

Reception

As the sun sets and the summit concludes, the excitement ramps up! Connect with UW faculty and leaders, speakers, fellow alumni and VIPs. Enjoy dinner with friends from across the globe at an exclusive reception for UW alumni and friends. Don’t miss this annual chance to celebrate with the global Husky community.


Speakers & Notable Attendees

Get ready for an inspiring speaker lineup for UW Converge Hong Kong! Our ever-growing list includes thought leaders and experts from the University of Washington, Hong Kong and around the world. Keep visiting this page for updated information and exciting speaker announcements.


UW Attendees

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Tahsin Alam

Associate Dean for Advancement
Foster School of Business

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Jean Choy

Associate Dean of Executive Education and International Initiatives
Foster School of Business

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Frank Hodge

Orin & Janet Smith Dean
Foster School of Business

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Daniel Hoffman

Director
Jackson School of International Studies

Bio

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Jenq-Neng Hwang

Professor, lead for International Programs
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Tamara Lawson

Toni Rembe Dean
School of Law

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Ray Li

Assistant Vice President
International Advancement

Bio

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Iman Majd

Director, Professor
Osher Center for Integrative Health

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Xuan-Thao Nguyen

Pendleton Miller Chair in Law, Director
Asian Law Center

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Anita Ramasastry

Professor, Director
School of Law, Sustainable International Development Graduate Program

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Yanfang Su

Assistant Professor
Global Health

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Denzil Suite

Vice President
UW Student Life

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Jihui Yang

Vice Dean
College of Engineering

Bio


UW Converge Hong Kong Executive Committee Members

We want to extend a special thanks to our UW Converge Hong Kong Executive Committee members. Without their hospitality and expertise, this event wouldn’t be possible.

Lui Tong

Chairman
PRD Angels

Norman Cheng

President
Strategic Sports Ltd.

James Wong

Executive Chairman
Chinney Alliance Group

Yuen Mei Chow

Director and CEO
Sea Horse HK Ltd.

Martin Lau

Dean, Chinese Opera
The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

Victor Ting

International Sales Director
HSG Product Vision Ltd.

Jessica To

Trader
Mirae Assets Global Investments(Hong Kong)

Victor Wong

Founder
vfxNova Digital Productions Ltd.


Travel & Accommodations

Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott hotel exterior

The Converge Hong Kong summit and reception will take place at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. We recommend international travelers arrive in Hong Kong early to get settled and explore the city. Special welcome events are being planned for August 23.

Attendees can book a special UW Converge rate for rooms with breakfast included through the link below. Special Converge rates below are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

The Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott hotel is steps away from nearby theme park, Ocean Park, with free shuttles to Water World. Enjoy luxury on the coast, with five restaurants on-site and a lagoon-style pool and tranquil spa.

Hong Kong waters with a junk boat

Excursions & Activities

More details to come!
Each UW Converge event takes advantage of the rich culture and landscape of its host city, and this year will be no different. Stay tuned for more information on tours and gatherings hosted by UW departments and schools in Hong Kong.


Sponsors & Partners

Converge is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and partners.

Interested in supporting Converge Hong Kong? Email Marianne Kim at yejikim@uw.edu for more information.


About UW Converge

UW Converge is the University of Washington’s signature event for international alumni and friends. Each year it is hosted in a global city by one of our international alumni communities and UW’s International Advancement team. It offers direct connection to the UW, its faculty and leadership, and its global alumni network. It is an outpost of Husky Spirit, a place to gain cutting-edge knowledge from experts, and a link to the University’s work and initiatives.

International Advancement

UW Converge is organized by the University of Washington’s International Advancement team, headed by Ray Li, Assistant Vice President for International Advancement. Each year, we collaborate closely with our host chapter to plan UW Converge. Our team is dedicated to fostering meaningful engagement for international alumni and friends while nurturing a spirit of philanthropy aligned with the University’s mission to create positive impact for Washington and for the world.

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Gigi Do

Director
Development

gigido@uw.edu

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Doug Wallack

Assistant Director
Alumni Relations

wallack@uw.edu

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Marianne Kim

Assistant Director
Events

yejikim@uw.edu

Learn More About Past UW Converge Events


Help Spread the Word

UW Converge is open to all UW alumni and friends of the University no matter where they live. Help us gather even more of our global Husky community by sending people to this site. Below you’ll find an ever-growing collection of graphics and tools to help you spread the word.

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