09 Sept 2023
St. John's University
fuzhou America Presents 2023 Conference:

Echoes from East Broadway


You know how the story goes: someone in your family — likely your father, uncle, or grandfather — crossed the Atlantic by boat.

Then, they opened a take-out restaurant in a corner of this country. From the rural villages back in Fuzhou, they succeeded in carving out a space in America.

But with success came sacrifice. Not only did our parents give up their personal freedoms, but many of us also grew up in socially disconnected environments, stranded between assimilating into American life and helping out at the family restaurant. 

We lacked a community that fully understood our struggles with family relations, social dynamics, and personal identity.

Fuzhou America is that safe space. Here, the kids of East Broadway find peers who think like us, sound like us, and feel like us. In four years, we’ve united over 8,200 Fuzhounese Americans on Subtle Fuzhou Traits and hosted over 125 events across eight cities.

Last year, we gathered to celebrate success stories and break down important issues in our community like mental health and intergenerational dynamics.

This year, we’re narrowing our focus to the voices defining the past, present, and future of what it means to be Fuzhounese and American.

TALK TOO MUCH will feature authors, artists, and journalists to lead discussions about our history and representation. And most importantly, you’ll be in a room surrounded by peers and their  stories.

JOIN US for a day of learning, networking, and growing as a collective!


Join a community of motivated Fuzhounese Americans navigating life challenges


Connect with your roots and learn more about Fuzhou history and culture


Challenge the FJ stereotype and own it. Unpack and express our differences, stories, and experiences.


Meet fellow FJs, share stories, and make long-lasting memories

2022 Conference Recap

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Meet our 2023 TALK TOO MUCH MCs

Fanny Fang
Connecting Communities
through Sports and Food
Diane Yeung
Journalist and Writer
at The Rover
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Conference Team

Meet our 2023 TALK TOO MUCH Conference Team!

Allen Cao
Program Lead
Teng Zheng
Sponsorship Lead
Vivian Ng
Operations Lead
Linda Liu
Marketing Lead
Xue Shao
Content Lead
Earl Lin
Design Lead

The Venue

TALK TOO MUCH will be hosted at the D'Angelo Ball Room at St. Johns University

81-98 170th St, Jamaica, NY 11432


Past Sponsors

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Will there be networking sessions?

Doors open at 9:30AM. People are free to mingle and connect freely before the conference starts at 10:30AM. There will be mini-breaks for socializing in between segments. The last program will be dedicated time for networking. There will also be an afterparty as well!

Will there be break out workshops?

There won’t be individual break out sessions.

Will the talks and panels be recorded?

All talks will be recorded and shared on our social media channels.

Will food be provided? And are there vegan options?

Lunch will be included in the cost of the ticket. We will have a vegan option.

Where and when is the conference?

The conference will run on Sept 9th, 2023 EST from 10:00am-5:00pm @ St. John’s University -D’Angelo Ballroom 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens NY 11439. Direction to St. John's University https://www.stjohns.edu/queens-residential-campus/directions-and-area-hotels

Who do I reach out to for questions?

You can reach us at conference@fuzhouamerica.org or message us on Instagram/Facebook at @fuzhouamerica.

Is there a student discount?

Yes! Please have your student ID ready day of during conference check in. Those who fail to present student ID will be required to pay full price GA tickets.

What should I bring?
  • ID
  • Ticket
  • Good vibes
  • and maybe a friend(s) :)
Is there parking?

Yes! Guests are permitted to park on campus. Please enter through Gates 2 and 3 on Utopia Parkway or for drop offs, through Gate 4 on Union Turnpike. https://www.stjohns.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Queens-Campus-Map_May2023.pdf

What is included in the cost of my registration?

Your registration includes entry into the event, lunch, and lifelong memories :)

Is there transportation

We will be providing shuttle buses from NYC Chinatown. Please check off when purchasing tickets. Other public transportation options: https://www.stjohns.edu/queens-residential-campus/directions-and-area-hotels

Is there an option to attend virtually?

We will not be live-streaming the event, but there will be recap clips that will be shared.

I’m not Fuzhounese, can I still benefit from attending?

Of course! Bring your friends! -All the shared experiences and stories from the event will resonate with you, regardless of your background.

Is there a dress code?

Wear something that is comfortable!

Important Notice: Conference Photography and Videography

Photographers and videographers will be present at the conference to capture moments for promotional and archival purposes. By attending, you grant permission for your likeness to be used in event materials. Your privacy matters; if you have concerns, please inform staff. Contact us at conference@fuzhouamerica.org for questions.

Can I sponsor the conference?

If you’re interested in sponsoring our event, please send an email to conference@fuzhouamerica.org.

I cannot make it to conference, can I still go to afterparty?

Yes! We sell individual tickets to the afterparty! Please note you must be 21+ to attend afterparty. Location: Flushing, NY Venue: TBD

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