This a Signature Event presented by the Ohio-Japan Alumni Network to bring together students, alumni and teachers of Japan-related programs in Ohio and focus on the success of Japanese studies and Japan-related programs in Ohio and the opportunties for students of these programs. Alumni will share Japan-related experiences and network with other alumni, students, and teachers through the common threads that connect everyone across generation, career, and institution.
Who should come?
- Alumni can share experiences and network with students, teachers and other alumni in the same field, university or program.
- High School students can meet people in the field of academic or career interest and talk with college teachers engaged in Japan-related programs.
- College students can hear about academic and career experiences and network with alumni and talk with college teachers engaged in Japan-related programs.
- Teachers can hear experiences in the workplace and connect with alumni, and showcase Japan-related programs to high school and undergraduate students.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Place: Columbus, OH (on the OSU Campus)
Hagerty Hall (1775 College Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
Page Hall (1810 College Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
Website: Website Link
RSVP: Registration link
Cost: Free for event (parking and lunch on your own)
Speakers: Invited Speakers (also listed below)
Flyer: Event Flyer
Schedule: Event Schedule
Directions: Directions Link
Parking: Ohio Union South Garage (1759 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210)
Please park in the Ohio Union South Garage (1759 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210). This is west of High Street, south of Lane Ave. Please take a ticket when you enter the garage and pay upon exit. Parking fee information ($7 on weekends)
Registration/Networking/Opening Remarks: Hagerty Hall, Room 180 (9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.)
TECHNOLOGY PANEL: Page Hall, Room 10 (10:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m.)
Siena Aguayo, Software Engineer, Indiegogo
Neil Anderson, Global Technical Operations- Process Engineer, Affymetrix
Ray Grieselhuber, CEO & Founder, Ginzamarkets, Inc.
Moderator: Drew Cook, Project & Technology Manager, BioOhio
BUSINESS PANEL: Page Hall, Room 20 (10:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m.)
Keith Albrecht, General Manager- Sales & Marketing, Fuserashi International Technology, Inc.
Elizabeth Bender, Freelance Translator and Interpreter, Templefield Translations,
Sheila Spradlin Reich, Managing Director- International Banking, Huntington Bank
Moderator: Andrew Lower, Operation Support General Manager, THK Manufacturing of America
ACADEMIA PANEL: Page Hall, Room 10 (1:00 p.m.— 2:30 p.m.)
Iya Nemastil, Japanese Instructor, Marysville High School
Abigail Shelton, Lecturer -Honda Project c/o Combined ESL Programs 2.0, The Ohio State University
Michael Tangeman, Associate Professor, Denison University
Moderator: Laura Bolling, Coordinator – Graduate International Admission, Miami University
BUSINESS/LAW PANEL: Page Hall, Room 20 (1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.)
Zachary Piña, Managing Editor, Huckberry
Meghan Ventura, Community Manager, Games for Change
Ryan Waggoner, Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Moderator: Mark Huber, Logistics Manager, Hirschvogel Incorporated
Alumni/Student/University Meetings: Page Hall/Hagerty Hall (2:45 p.m.—4:30 p.m.)
Closing Remarks: Hagerty Hall, Room 180 (4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.)
Ohio-Japan Alumni Network (OH-JAN) & Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS)
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for The Ohio State University East Asian Studies CenterDetails of OH-JAN at http://u.osu.edu/ohiojapanalumninetwork.
For more information, please contact Janet Stucky Smith, Institute for Japanese Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-3345.