37th Annual Dinner

  • November 06, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco


  • Gold Sponsors will get a table of 10 seats and a large firm logo displayed on the event publications.
  • Silver sponsors will get a table of 10 seats and their firm logo on the event publications.
  • Bronze Sponsors will get a table of 10 seats and their firm name listed on the sponsor list.
  • Bronze Sponsors will get a table of 10 seats and their firm name listed on the sponsor list. Members get a $200 discount if registering on or before October 24, 2014.
  • Half table sponsors will get 5 seats and their firm name listed on the sponsor list.
  • Contributors will get 2 seats and their firm name listed on the sponsor list.
  • Individuals get 1 seat.

Registration is closed

37th Annual Asian American Architects and Engineers Dinner 

Passenger transportation was arguably the least innovative sector in our society over the past 80 years. Passenger travel has devolved into a monoculture where the single occupant vehicle dominates all other surface modes. We are now on the threshold of radical change. New mobility services such as Uber and Lyft, new propulsion technologies using electricity and hydrogen, and increasing vehicle automation could transform how we travel, with the potential for a much smaller resource and environmental footprint.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6 pm to 10 pm

Reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner/Program: 7:00 pm

Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco

Keynote Speaker
Dan Sperling
Dr. Daniel Sperling
Professor; Director of ITS-Davis
University of California, Davis

Dr. Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). The Institute has over 150 faculty, staff and student researchers. He has led ITS-Davis to international prominence by building strong partnerships with industry, government, and the environmental community, integrating interdisciplinary research and education programs, and connecting research with public outreach and education. He was a recipient of the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation, was appointed to the “automotive engineering” seat on the California Air Resources Board, served as co-director of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard study, and was appointed chair of the “Future of Mobility” Council of the Davos World Economic Forum.

In the past 25 years, he has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers and 11 books, including Two Billion Cars (Oxford University Press, 2009) and has made 500 professional presentations in his career. He is widely cited in leading newspapers, has been interviewed many times on NPR radio, including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation and Fresh Air, and in 2009 he was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Dr. Sperling will explore what this all means for our lifestyles, our cities, and our planet.

Master of Ceremony
Lloyd LaCuesta
Mr. Lloyd LaCuesta

Lloyd LaCuesta is an award-winning journalist who has reported on some of the biggest stories in the history of the Bay Area and California including the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the Oakland Hills Fire. 

He has won six Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received a lifetime achievement award from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) in 2004. He was the first national president of the AAJA, and is the director of the AAJA’s Study Tours Program. He was the first president of Unity Journalists of Color. 

Mr. LaCuesta is currently an Adjunct Professor at the San Jose State University School of Journalism & Mass Communication.


Please RSVP by October 31, 2014.

To RSVP, please click on the Register button to the left of this page.

Current AAAE members can get a discount for Bronze Sponsorship by registering before October 24, 2014.

For printable PDF of the invitation, please click here.

Check payments are accepted after online registration. For questions, please contact Ariana Chandra at (415) 777-2166 ext.14 or at info@aaaenc.org.
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