2020 AAEOY Event Schedule

Tentative Program

   22,400 Sq. Ft. Mission City Ballroom

Pre-Award Dinner

Pre-award dinner is an invitation-only event for all awardees, distinguished awardees, VIP’s and speakers. It is a social activity to connect the participants and to congratulate this year's AAEOY award recipients. We will go over the logistics of the AAEOY dinner banquet during the pre-award dinner so the awardees can properly prepared for the dinner banquet the following day.

Pre-award dinner will be held at Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, one of the premier hotels in Silicon Valley.


Talent Meetup / Career Fair

Talent Meetup is a unique event connecting the best of Silicon Valley talent with companies from early stage startups to growth startups to market leaders. Join us in interactive sessions as technical, business, and HR executives share how their companies are staying competitive and innovative and what they’re looking for in candidates. Careers of the 21st century are defined by dynamism and change. Whether you’re a new grad just getting started or you’re a seasoned professional looking to make transition, we’ll be discussing how to find the right fit for you and get hired. AT&T, Boeing, Dupont, GM, Google, IBM, Tesla, TI, National Labs, etc. will be panel participants and will also be hosting booth meet-and-greets.

Talent Meetup is on Saturday, May 2nd at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It is open to the public as a part of the Asian American Engineers of the Year Award & Conference.


2020 AAEOY Symposium Theme

Improving Life
Beyond Smart Technology - Towards a Smart Society

Technology is changing our world at an astonishing pace. In the span of a few short years, the internet, mobile devices, and social media have transformed how we communicate and get information about the world. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence foreshadow a world in which purpose-built machines can accomplish a wide range of human tasks, displacing some forms of human labor. These advances could result in tremendous gains in productivity, but may also cause major economic and societal disruption.
In order to adjust to the rapid rate of technological advances and minimize societal disruption it is imperative that other areas of society such as education, laws and regulations keep up with the technical progress.

Smart education, is needed to meet the needs of the work and life in the 21st century. New “context-aware ubiquitous learning” employing mobile, wireless communication, and sensing technologies will enable learners to interact with both real-world and digital-world objects. Schools and universities need to develop new curriculum and teaching methods to train and develop the workforce of the future. New VR/AR tools can become the next new teaching platform, changing how students learn new complex concepts.

Likewise with each advancement and innovation, new legal issues will arise. Codes and regulations we live by and laws we follow also need to keep up with technology. Technical advances will demand new laws and regulations, and a new breed of lawyers that understand the complexities in science and technology and can effectively deal with a variety of new complex issues.

Some of the above mentioned topics and issues will be addressed by invited speakers in the afternoon technical symposium.