Harvard China Forum

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Connecting Harvard and China Since 1997

Founded in 1997, Harvard China Forum is North America’s leading and longest-running student-run conference on China. Dedicated to a constructive dialogue on the challenges, trends, and issues affecting China, the forum aims to engage leaders in business, academia, and politics in discourse that will offer insights and generate new ideas. The annual Forum typically takes place at Harvard University each April. In 2016, more than 1,200 delegates and 100 speakers attended the forum making it the largest of its kind.

Want to help with organizing the conference? Harvard China Forum 2017 is currently accepting volunteer applications through March 29 (Wednesday), 11:59pm EST. All registered students at a higher institution in North America are eligible to apply. Apply at www.harvardchina.org/volunteer.


Conference Agenda

Friday, April 21st

7:00PM – 9:00PM
Welcoming Ceremony

Saturday, April 22nd

9:00AM – 12:00PM
Pitch Competition

1:30PM – 3:00PM
Opening Ceremony

3:00PM – 4:00PM
Keynote Panel: US-China Relations

5:00PM – 6:30PM
Panel: Arts
Panel: Education and Philanthropy 
Panel: Entertainment

8:00PM – 10:00PM
Networking Session

Sunday, April 23rd

9:00AM – 10:30AM
Panel: Entrepreneurship  
Panel: Futuristic Technologies
Panel: Finance & Economics

11:30AM – 1:00PM
Panel: Foreign Relations
Panel: Sustainability
Panel: Manufacturing

2:30PM – 4:30PM
Closing Ceremony

4:30PM – 6:00PM
Career Fair