Please join  our Judges, Coaches and special guests in celebrating our Youth Voices on China Finalists and special nominees’ creative work Come see the debut of their polished, final versions of their China travel videos on the big screen!

This past April, these talented videomakers from age 13-25 had a chance to work with Youth Voices coaches  — industry veterans in filmmaking, content creation and education —  have helped these Youth Voices teams take their original videos to the next level.

Our $30,000 Youth Voices on China contest is the 1990 Institute’s signature digital education initiative to inspire young Americans to think about the importance of U.S.-China relations to their future and foster more global awareness.

Festival & Awards Bash

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
1:30pm – 4:00pm  (Doors open at  1:00pm)

at Delancey Street Foundation Screening Room

600 Embarcadero Street (at Bryant), San Francisco

Note:  Please enter via  Embarcadero Street’s iron gate as depicted:


PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 1:00 pm:  Registration Check-In
  • 1:30 pm:  Welcome & Keynote Fireside Chat with Bing Chen
  • 1:50 pm:  Screenings & Awards Program 
  • 3:20 pm: Special Awards & Group Photo
  • 3:30 pm:  Reception


o Advance tickets only.  $5.00 pp via Eventbrite  | Free for educators (email for special link)
o Purchase by May 5, 2017

o Suggested Attire: Business Casual



Many of you may know the YouTube megastars such as Michelle PhanJenna Marbles, Rebecca Black, Boyce Avenue, Freddy Wong and Ryan Higa.  Please join us for a fireside chat with the YouTube genius behind these artists — Bing Chen.
A digital media pioneer and entrepreneur, Bing is the founding architect behind the multi-billion dollar global digital creator and influencer ecosystem as YouTube’s Global Head of Creator Development & Management. Bing has collaborated and supported thousands of top artists including Ryan Higa, Boyce Avenue, Michelle Phan, Jenna Marbles, RocketJump and Freddie Wong, and many more. His programs have also helped supercharge the early careers of fitness star Cassey Ho “Blogilates,” filmmaker Zach King, chef Laura Vitales, video blogger Marcus Butler, activist Francesca Ramsey, and musician Lindsey Stirling.

He is also best known for leading YouTube’s investment in major industry engagements like VidCon (the world’s largest online video convention), the DigiTour (the world’s largest digital star touring company), and YouTube FanFest (Asia’s largest creator fan festival).  Read more about Bing here. 



  • Street parking and parking lots are available.  Allow extra time for travel and parking, due to the 7-block “How Weird” Outdoor Street Faire that draws thousands of partygoers in the streets between Mission & Clementina and New Montgomery to 1st (most of it is centered on Howard and 1st) .  See detailed Faire map and the map below: