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Entrepreneurship + Art & Design

Friday, March 10, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing.

Time and Location

Friday, 03/10/2017
Registration & Reception: 6:30-7:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 40 for recent Yale/AU Grads - Class of 2015 and 2016; RMB 80 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

Click HERE to register.

Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

The Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing jointly invite you to a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in the art and design field with alumni from Yale University and American University. The panelists will discuss their personal and professional experiences in entrepreneurship in Beijing with art and design. They will also take questions from the audience.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speakers

Min Wang
Professor, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee; YGSAS '88

WANG Min was the Dean of the School of Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) from 2003 to 2016. He was appointed by the Ministry of Education to the Changjiang Chair Professorship in 2007. WANG Min is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). He served as the Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Committee and the Director of Art Research Center for the Olympic Games at CAFA.
He received an MFA from Yale University and had been a visiting fellow in Germany, and he was a lectuer on graphic design at Yale. His work has been exhibited internationally and displayed in museum collections.

Jay Wang
Co-Founder, Minds at Play, AU '10

Born in China and raised in the U.S., Jay made his way to Beijing after graduating from American University, obtaining his M.A. in international relations at Peking University and working at a variety of startups and NGOs in the meantime. He has since found his calling in the world of improvised theater, where he leads Beijing Improv into a new era of "impactful" comedy. In the 5 years that he has spent learning, performing, and teaching improv, Jay has worked with a variety of organizations. Jay's latest project Minds at Play, a creative-based corporate training startup, has already successfully run a series of improv-based workshops for different clients in the few months since launching in late 2016.

Aaron Berkovich
Co-Founder, Peking Productions, AU '12

Since arriving in China nearly five years ago, Aaron has been immersed in the ever evolving world of creative production and consulting. Inspired to come to China by the rapid cultural, economic and historical changes driving the Middle Kingdom into the 21st century, Aaron has dedicated countless hours to documenting and sharing these insights with commercial and public audiences.
Using skills honed as a photojournalist and producer in Washington DC, and with myriad clients and projects in China under his belt, including photographing the Hangzhou G20 and ASEM Conferences for the European Union, and completing a documentary for Audi, Aaron continues to strive to use visual media to bridge language and culture gaps across global boundaries.

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