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Overview

Berkeley China Summit (or “BCS”) , founded in 2016, is an annual conference held at

UC Berkeley every fall, with the mission to highlight Berkeley‘s strengths and to encourage bilateral discussion and collaboration between the US and China. Over the past 5 years, we’ve invited over 100 high profile speakers, including Nobel Laureates, Turing Award Winners, business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials.

Theme

The theme of BCS 2021 is Revive and Thrive: New Post-Pandemic Normal

Time

November 12, 2021 (Fri), 5-9 PM PST

November 13, 2021 (Sat), 5-9 PM PST

Live-streamed on multiple platforms accessible in the US and China.

Keynote Speakers

 
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Agenda

Nov 12th Friday PST

5:10PM-5:15PM Welcome Remarks - Susie Cohen Crumpler, interim Executive Director of Cal Alumni Association

5:15PM-5:20PM Welcome Remarks - Jeanne HuangLi, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

5:20PM-5:50PM Asiff Hirji - Keynote Speech

5:50PM-6:20PM Bear in China Panel

6:20PM-6:30PM Break & Networking

6:30PM-7:20PM Education Panel

7:20PM-7:30PM Sponsorship

7:30PM-7:40PM Break & Networking

7:40PM-8:30PM Environmental Technology Panel

8:30PM-8:35PM Closing Remarks 

 

Nov 13th Saturday PST

5:00PM-5:10PM Welcome Remarks

5:10PM-5:40PM Nicholas Lane Keynote Speech

5:40PM-6:10PM Reynold Xin Keynote Speech

6:10PM-6:20PM Break & Networking

6:20PM-7:10PM Healthcare Panel

7:10PM-7:20PM Break & Networking

7:20PM-8:10PM Entrepreneurship Panel Partnered with ACE

8:10PM-8:15PM Closing Remarks

8:20PM-9:00PM Recruitment Session Online

Panels

Healthcare

Entrepreneurship (partnered with ACE)

Education

Environmental Technology

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Entrepreneurship Panel Cohost

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Title Sponsor

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Parnters

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Media Partners

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PAST SPEAKERS

2020

Rich Lyons

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- Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley
- Professor & Former Dean
- William & Janet Cronk Chair in Innovative Leadership

Dawn Tilbury

Feng Zhou

2019

Tsu-Jae King Liu

Jack Wadsworth

Randy Schekman

2018

David Patterson

Betty T. Yee

Eric Betzig

David Patterson

2017 A.M. Turing Award Winner
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the RISC-V Foundation
UC Berkeley.

Betty T. Yee

32nd California State Controller

Eric Betzig

2014 Nobel Laureate; Janelia Group Leader; UC Berkeley

2017

Steve Carlin

​Steve Carlin

Chief Strategy Officer, Softbank Robotics
Keynote Title:  The Future of Robotics: How AI will Power"IT"

Richard Karp

Richard Karp

1985 Turing Award Winner
Director of Simons Institute, UC Berkeley
Keynote Title:  An Institute For The Foundations of Computer Science