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Yale 2015 Beijing Summer Retreat

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Yale 2015 Beijing Summer Retreat is an annual event held by the Chinese Undergraduate Students at Yale (CUSY) in Mainland China. At the event, current Yalies, Yale Alumni, and guests from our peer colleges gather to socialize, to interact with prefroshes, and to listen to guest speakers. This year, the event will be at Yale Center Beijing and a buffet dinner will be served. 

Guest Speakers:

Robert Blocker has been the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University since 1995. He began his study of piano at the age of five, presenting his first public recital two years later. Today, he concertizes throughout the world. Recent orchestral engagements include the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, Houston Symphony, Monterey Philharmonic, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Korean Symphony and Daejeon (South Korea) Symphony. In 2006 Blocker was named honorary Professor of Piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He appears regularly on national radio and television as both artist and commentator.

Brian Ong graduated from Yale College in 2006 with a BA in Economics and International Studies, and he earned his MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford in 2007. Brian is the founder of the mobile app 棒呆Bon Day!. Previously, as a leading college counselor in China, Brian assisted hundreds of students in realizing their educational goals. Capitalizing on Brian’s expertise, 棒呆Bon Day! is a mobile platform that connects Chinese students with international summer programs. At the Summer Retreat, Brian will join us to talk about his thoughts on education and entrepreneurship.

All participants must purchase tickets in advance at Seats are limited and only guests who have purchased tickets online will be allowed entrance. If you are a Yale student, Yale alumnus, or a SYMPH student/alumnus, please email for an access code for student and alumni ticket.

Time: 5:30pm. May 30th (Saturday)

Location: Yale Center Beijing

Dress Code: Formal

Ticket Fee:

Yale New Admits:  Free                      Yale current students: CNY150

Yale alumni & SYMPH: CNY200         Other guests: CNY300

Invitation-only Event