Conference and Application Information


Stanford Session

Tentative Date:
October 7-11, 2016

China Session

Tentative Date:
Late March, 2017


Every year, FACES selects forty outstanding delegates from around the world to attend the FACES Conference. The conference takes place in two sessions, first at Stanford and then in China. FACES Delegates are required to attend both sessions.

If you haven't yet, we invite you to read our 2015-16 Conference Report to learn more about what happens in each session of our conference.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 20-28 at the time of the conference.
  • Undergraduate Sophomore or above at the time of the conference
  • Demonstrate strong personal or academic interest in US-China relations
  • Speak a level of English adequate to participate in interactions and discussions at the conference

While most FACES delegates are U.S. or Chinese nationals, we welcome applicants from other countries to bring a diversity of perspectives. Please contact us if you have any question about eligibility. 


Funding and Financial Aid

FACES subsidizes travel expenses and pays for all costs of food, accommodation, transportation during the conference. For details of our funding policy, please see our Guidelines on Funding and Financial Aid.


Delegate Selection Criteria

Delegates are selected for their potential to both benefit from and contribute to the conference. Delegates chosen also demonstrate potential to bring what they learn at the conference into the future careers they aspire to. With the expectation that delegate-­to-delegate interactions are the foundation of the FACES Conference, we also believe that applicants should demonstrate strong willingness to share ideas, experiences, and perspectives, as well as a strong capacity to develop as a member of the FACES community in the long-term.

The application process has two rounds. Applicants are first asked to fill in an application and submit their resume. Those selected for the second-­round interview will be notified by June 30. The final admissions result will be released before July 15. 


Delegate Recruitment Timeline

  • June 15, 2016       Online Application due

  • July 1, 2016       First­ round selection and Skype interview notification 

  • July 20, 2016         Final notification

The application deadline is 10:00pm on June 15, 2016 (U.S. Pacific Daylight Time, PDT) or 1:00pm on June 16, 2016 (Beijing Time). We look forward to your application, and please contact us at if you have any questions.