July 1, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 1, 2014) – CASPAF announced today the upcoming 25th Annual Conference scheduled for July 31-August 1, 2014. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnership Building Between Academics & Industries: From Labs to Board Room.

This year’s conference goal is to expand the higher education partnership to include S&T research and economic development between Taiwan and Florida. During the past 5 years alone, CASPAF has initiated three important cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Taiwan and Florida including:

  • Cooperation MOU executed in 2009 between Florida State University System (SUS) and the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET)
  • Cooperation MOU executed in 2010 between Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and FICHET
  • Cooperation MOU executed in 2013 between Central Florida Research Park and Southern Taiwan Science Park.

We have a world class panel of speakers who will share with conference attendees how Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor has become an U.S. national model for building partnerships between academic institutions and industries. Many of Florida’s top leaders in science and technology education, research and industries will be showcased in this year’s conference some of which include Lt. General Thomas L. Baptiste of the National Center for Simulation, Thad Seymour, Jr. Ph.D the Vice President and General Manager in Health and Life Sciences for Lake Nona Medical City, and M.J. Soileau, Ph.D, Vice President of Research and Commercialization from the University of Central Florida.

This dynamic conference will help establish partnerships for future research, education, and economic development opportunities, creating a platform to connect Taiwan with mainstream U.S. scholars, professionals, and industries to discover best practices and emerging trends in technology, culture, and global business. The cost to attend this conference is $350 for non-members and $250 for CASPAF members. To register for this conference, please visit the CASPAF website at www.caspaf.org.

CASPAF (www.caspaf.org) is a non-profit educational organization whose vision is to serve as a bridge between the U.S. / Canada and Taiwan/China by advancing academic research & professional achievement among Chinese Americans and others, and to provide opportunities for networking & partnerships between academic and professional organizations in Taiwan & Florida.


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