2016 Events

SEPT. 6 NATIONAL SPACE ORGANIZATION FIELD TRIP
National Space Organization
8F, 9 Prosperity 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park
Cost: Free for members

gs-2Members are invited to tour the National Space Organization (NSPO) located in Hsinchu to view its latest satellite projects. Established in 1991, the NSPO is responsible for the development of Taiwan’s space technology.

It is set to launch its first indigenous satellite, the FORMOSAT-5, in October from an air force base in California. Its FORMOSAT-7 satellite program, built to offer in-depth weather information, is developed with the US and is scheduled to be completed next year.

Deadline to RSVP is September 1. Please provide your nationality and full name as it appears on your ID. The NSPO advises that PRC citizens may not visit the facility at this time.

Write to us to reserve a spot with subject line “NSPO tour”: info@taiwanfcc.org


PREVIOUSLY, IN 2016…

AUG. 25 DINNER WITH AN ELECTORAL REFORM ACTIVIST
7 pm – 9 pm
Alleycats Huashan, No. 1, Bade Road, Sec. 1, Taipei

Former investment banker Sam Chang says voters in democratic societies have the right to choose or rank candidates they dislike or don’t support. The electoral reform activist founded the Taiwan-based nonprofit Negative Vote Association, which has just signed an agreement with the U.S. think tank Rand Corp. to include negative voting in its next U.S. presidential election survey.

AUG. 15 BACKGROUND BRIEFING WITH EXECUTIVE YUAN SPOKESMAN
2:30pm – 4pm
Far Eastern Shangri-La 5F
No. 201 Dunhua S. Road Sec. 2, Taipei

1471276576462Correspondent and Associate Members are invited to a background briefing with Executive Yuan Spokesman Tung Chen-yuan. This is Dr. Tung’s first meeting with the TFCC since taking office and all topics are on the table.

A reminder — discussion content is not on the record unless you obtain specific consent from the Spokesman or his office. Cost: $500 for Correspondent and Associate Members. No guests will be admitted to this event.

JUNE 13 AIT DIRECTOR’S CORRESPONDENTS SESSION
2:30pm – 4pm
Sherwood Taipei
No.111, Sec.3, Min Sheng East Road, Taipei

2016-06-13 16.03.20Director Kin Moy, the top US diplomat based in Taiwan, will join correspondents for an off-the-record conversation about the state of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Moy previously covered issues related to China, South Korea and Mongolia before taking over the American Institute in Taiwan last summer.


APRIL 13 TECH STARTUP TRENDS

9am – 11am
W Hotel Taipei, Studio 1
Address: 10 Zhongxiao East Road, Section 5, Taipei

20160413_10292620160413_102526Silicon Valley seed investor Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups, joins HTC Vive’s Phil Chen and Taiwan-based investor Yvonne Chen of WI Harper for a panel discussion on the most compelling trends seen in the Valley and here in our region. Bloomberg Asia technology columnist Tim Culpan moderates.
First hour will be panel + Q&A followed by networking with the panelists and the “Geeks on a Plane,” 500’s group of world-roving entrepreneurs and investors currently on a tour of East Asia.

Entrance: $500 Members / $1,000 Guests
This is a limited-capacity event.


MARCH 31 AGM AT VINYL DECISION

7pm onwards
Address: No. 6 Lane 38 Chongde St., Taipei

Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Membership Chair and Activities Chair. The first three positions must be voted for and filled by Correspondent members. The last two positions are open to Correspondent and Associate members; all members can vote for them.

The Committee will review events and efforts over the past 12 months and give a preview of upcoming forums and talks, as well as update you on the treasury situation. And there’s free pizza!


FEB. 19 AN EVENING WITH HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER JARED GENSER

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Alleycats Huashan No. 1, Bade Road, Sec. 1, Taipei
Cost: No cover, but attendees are asked to pay for their own food and beverages.

Jared-Genser-Web-SpeakerThe TFCC will be hosting an evening with human rights lawyer Jared Genser. Jared is managing director of Perseus Strategies, LLC, and the founder of Freedom Now, an independent non-governmental organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide. He has been referred to in the media as “The Extractor” – a leading human-rights lawyer on behalf of prisoners of conscience and the arbitrarily detained. He served as international counsel to Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her latter five years under house arrest.

JAN.14 SPECIAL ELECTIONS HAPPY HOUR
7 pm – 9 pm
Henry’s Bar, Sherwood Hotel
No.111, Sec.3, Min Sheng East Road, Taipei

Another presidential election is upon us and Taipei is soon to be swarmed by overseas journalists here to cover it. Lets show our hospitality by hosting the parachuters this Thursday night, Jan. 14 at Henry’s Bar. Drink specials and finger foods from 7pm. Please help us get the word out to the visitors. See you there!

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