Date: December 13, 2008 (Saturday)
CASPA 2008 Special Symposium
Go Through Economy Winter Together
1:00PM –1:30PM Registration and Networking
1:30PM – 4:30PM Presentation and Q&A
4:30PM – 5:00PM Panel Discussion & Closing
Location: ITRI office, 2880 Zanker Road, Suite 109, San Jose, CA 95134
Fee: Free for all participants
Contact Phone: 1(408) 245-5638
Topic: During this economic downturn, there is a lot of uncertainty. But one thing is certain that only by working together we can survive and flourish when the spring is coming. We will invite several inspirational speakers to talk about how to adjust your mindset to focus on the positive side to explore new opportunity.
Speaker: Nicole Tseng (曾少青), Founder of Bliss and Wisdom Elites
Title: Maintain a Positive Mindset in Economic Downturn
The current downturn may end up being longer than ever since the 1930s. The financial crisis has brought distress to many people. This presentation will examine the reasons for unhappiness and dissatisfaction in life, as well as the purposes of working and life. The speaker will also illustrate an effective method for maintaining a positive mindset and exploring keys to treasures and happiness in life.
Speaker: Joe Zheng, Patent attorney
Title: Keep Your Entrepreneurial Sprit in Downtime
The unemployment rate in Silicon Valley was 6.9 percent in October. The financial situation will be worse before it gets better. Some of us are out of job and others are wondering what to do next: going back home, starting a company, switching to a different company, and etc. This talk presents what the speaker has experienced with his clients in the last hit (indeed, not too long ago ) and how some of his clients harvested happily as soon as the recovery started. He will share a unique entrepreneurial approach of surviving in a downturn and leapfrogging when the downturn ends.
Speaker: Dr. Shirley Long, Psychologist 龍林雪萍心理博士
Title: Stress Management in Economic Recession
Stress is a psychological and physiological response to events that upset our personal balance in some way. When faced with a threat, whether to our physical safety or emotional equilibrium, the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” response.
Many medical conditions are caused or exacerbated by stress, including: chronic pain, migraines, ulcers, heartburn, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, PMS, obesity, etc. In addition, chronic stress causes emotional damage in addition to physical ailments and overtime it can lead to mental health problems such as: anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. Understand your stress symptoms and practice stress management regularly will equip you to handle the severe or unexpected stresses, such as the stresses caused by the current economic crisis.
Speaker: Eric Pan (潘定山), President of Meridian Deployment
Title: Live Your Career by Choice
In the midst of current global economic crisis, unemployment has hit mostly in construction, real estate, financial services, and auto sector that will adversely impact many value chains and consumer markets. Are you affected? Do you know your job prospect? What are your career choices? How do you go about steering your career? Your career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge, experiences, and resources. It’s never too late to examine your career choices. We know that it's a matter of time for the market to recover but opportunity won't wait. This presentation will address the career choices of technical professionals and discuss how to align your expertise and learning to opportunities.