Frequently Asked Questions



Where can I see the agenda?
The Conference & Gala program is posted on our
Agenda webpage. Please note, the agenda is subject to change. 

Will the Conference have virtual components?
All Conference sessions will be in-person.

What are the different types of sessions being held at this year’s Conference?
This year’s Conference & Gala will feature a variety of sessions. Our Thursday evening Gala will include a formal dinner and awards ceremony. Our all-day Friday Summit will include keynote presentations and panel discussions. Our Saturday event will include a Town Hall with two panels.

Will meals be provided at the Conference and Gala? 
Committee of 100 will provide meals and coffee breaks throughout the three-day event. On Thursday evening, the Gala will include a private dinner. On Friday, the all-day Summit will include breakfast and lunch. On Saturday, the Town Hall will include lunch.

Where can I learn more about the Conference Speakers?
To learn more about our Conference Speakers, please visit our Speakers webpage.



How much does it cost to attend the Conference & Gala? How do I purchase a ticket?
You can register for the Committee of 100 Conference & Gala by visiting our
Registration webpage. All Conference registration costs are listed. 

Can I get a discount for registering early?
Yes. We do offer an early bird discount. Please visit our Registration webpage. for more information

Who can attend the Annual Conference & Gala?
The Committee of 100 Annual Conference & Gala is open to the public. All registered attendees are invited to attend.

Can I purchase an entire table for the Gala?
Yes, please contact Diana Roggemann, Committee of 100’s Director of Development and Fundraising, at for more information. 

I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?
Yes, you have the option to purchase a full registration ticket, Gala-only ticket, or Summit-only ticket.

Can I purchase tickets at the Conference?
No. We will not accept registrations on-site.

When is the deadline of registration?
Registration deadline is May 1, 2022, 11:59pm.

Can I cancel my registration? Will I get a refund?
To cancel or change your registration, please contact our Event Coordinator at Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. We will not accept refund requests after Monday, April 11, 2022. Please note there is a processing fee for refund requests. For full registrations, there is a $150 processing fee. For Gala-only registrations, there is a $100 processing fee. For Summit-only registrations, there is a $75 processing fee.



When and where will the Conference & Gala take place?  
The Conference will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C from May 5-7, 2022. Please visit our
Hotel & Travel webpage for more information.

Does Commitee of 100 offer a hotel room discount for Conference attendees?
Yes. Committee of 100 offers a special discounted rate of $266.00 + tax per night for a single/double room at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. To take advantage of this discount, room reservations must be received by April 14, 2022. Please visit our Hotel & Travel webpage for more information.

Will there be an option to attend virtually?        
No, all Conference sessions will be in-person.


What is Committee of 100?
Committee of 100 is a non-profit, membership-based American leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as the preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in American society; and advancing constructive dialogue and relationships between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. To learn more about Committee of 100, please visit our website.

How can I learn more about the Committee of 100 Members?
You can learn more about the Committee of 100 Members on our Members webpage.

Is the Committee of 100 affiliated or supported by any political group or government?
As an organization, Committee of 100 is non-partisan. The Committee of 100 is not aligned with any political party in the United States, nor with any of the Asian polarities.

What is the Committee of 100’s position on U.S.-China relations?
As American citizens, Committee of 100 believes that it is in the United States’ interest to have peaceful relations with China and that this is the key to a stable and prosperous United States, Asia, and the world overall. Committee of 100 believes it is possible to base the bilateral relationship on common ground, with both parties motivated to resolve differences in order to reap the benefits of cooperation on a broad array of issues: economic, defense and security, environmental, scientific, public health, and international relations

What are the domestic issues that concern Committee of 100?
Committee of 100 works to promote the full participation of Chinese Americans in all areas of American life. Issues such as education, employment, the bamboo ceiling, ethnic profiling and xenophobia, civil rights, academic integrity, and immigration are among the topics that Committee of 100 members discuss with leaders in government, education, and the business community.

How is Committee of 100 funded?
Committee of 100 is a non-profit organization. It is supported by membership dues and donations, voluntary contributions, and corporate sponsorship for annual conferences. Committee of 100 does not receive funding from any government sources, foreign or domestic.



Participants should plan on being patient and flexible due to the quickly evolving nature of COVID-19 safety protocols. Should it become necessary, additional mitigation strategies may be adopted to promote the safety of all Conference participants. The Committee of 100 Conference & Gala COVID-19 safety protocols and this FAQ document will be updated as needed.

Will there be any onsite testing?
We will have a limited supply of at home COVID-19 test kits onsite at the Committee of 100 Conference & Gala. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact recently with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and need a test, please notify a Committee of 100 staff member or volunteer.

Will participants be required to use masks while indoors during the Committee of 100 Conference & Gala?
The Committee of 100 will observe the most current CDC, Washington D.C., and venue guidelines regarding the use of masks indoors at the time the Conference takes place. The District of Columbia officially lifted its indoor mask mandates on February 15. Under this existing policy, participants will be able to choose for themselves if they wish to use a face mask while indoors. Currently, masks are required in public transportation and health care settings, and some of the venues where our evening events will be held may still choose to require masks/vaccination status. Please visit for the latest updates from the D.C. government on its guidelines and recommendations.

Will the Committee of 100 provide disposable face masks for participants who wish to use one?
A limited supply of disposable face masks will be available at the registration counter for participants who wish to use one.

What measures will be taken during the Conference and Gala to mitigate risks around COVID-19?
Signage will remind participants to practice social distancing where possible and about good hygiene practices including the use of hand sanitizer and hand washing. We strongly recommend that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing whenever possible. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Conference meeting area. The Marriot Marquis Washington D.C. maintains stringent cleanliness and prevention standards and operational protocols. The hotel has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection, particularly in areas with high traffic including restrooms, elevators, and escalators as well as provided more hand sanitizing stations. Further, hotel staff members will wear PPE (e.g., face coverings, gloves, etc.) based on the activities they are performing and based on direction by the local authorities. Currently, the hotel is offering housekeeping services on the sixth day of a guest’s stay. Guests who need anything before then (e.g., trash being taken out, extra towels, toiletries, etc.) or would like to receive daily housekeeping can request that service. Please visit the hotel website for updated information regarding the safety protocols that are being implemented at the hotel.



What is the attire for the Conference?
For the Thursday evening Gala, Asian festive dress or black tie is suggested. For the all-day Summit and Town Hall, business casual attire is suggested. 

How do I submit a proposal for the Conference?
We are not accepting proposals for this year’s Committee of 100 Conference & Gala.

Will there be a recording of the sessions?
Yes, all speaker sessions will be recorded and shared with registered attendees after the event. 

What is the theme for this year’s Committee of 100’s Washington, D.C. Conference and Gala?
This year’s Conference theme is “Chinese Americans in the New Millennium: Heralding Today’s Achievements, Shouldering Yesteryear’s Burdens.” 

How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Sponsorship webpage or contact Diana Roggemann, Committee of 100’s Director of Development and Fundraising, at

Who can I contact if my question is not listed?   
For all other questions, please contact Megan Behrmann at

Need to rent a tuxedo for the 2022 D.C. Conference & Gala?

Tuxedo rentals are available through M. Stein & Company. Visit their website at www. or call (202) 659-1434 for rental information. A classic tuxedo is $125 without shoes and $130 with shoes. The price includes an insurance damage wavier. The discounted rate will be honored through April 25, 2022. Orders can still be placed after April 25; however, regular rental rates will apply. Please enter "Committee of 100" as the Event name on your order form to ensure the special rate and hotel delivery. M. Stein provides free delivery & pick up of tuxedos to all D.C. hotels. When ordering, please indicate the hotel where you are staying.