December 8, 2013 to December 12, 2013
Austin, Texas

Thirty-six fellows attended the 2013 Young Leaders Forum in Austin, Texas, including eight new Chinese and nine new American fellows. The diverse participants at this year’s forum included entrepreneurs, academics, a composer, a business school dean, two CEOs, an architect, an astronaut, a food and wine critic, a U.S. Air Force colonel and an artist. The theme of the forum, appropriate for the highly motivated group, was “Drive,” and presentations by fellows, touching on careers, families, challenges and successes sparked a range of thoughtful interactions. With a growing roster of more than 130 fellows, YLF fosters the development of close connections, mutual understanding and collaborative relationships among members of the next generation of leaders of American and Chinese societies.

Young Leaders Forum

Young Leaders Forum

The U.S.-China Young Leaders Forum is an annual gathering of dozens of the "best and brightest" American and Chinese leaders under the age of forty from an eclectic mix of fields. Together, participants explore substantive issues and develop enduring friendships in a casual, intimate environment.

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