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Canwen Xu

Teach For America Corps Member & Advocate of Asian-American Issues

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Canwen Xu Biography

Growing up in the US in predominantly white communities, Canwen Xu struggled to reconcile her American and Chinese identities. In her viral TEDTalk at TEDxBoise in 2016 titled "I am not your Asian stereotype," she explains the unique ways that racial bias affects Asian Americans. Born in Nanjing, China, she moved to the United States when she was two years old, and since then, she has lived in some of the whitest states in the country, including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho. In her talk, which has been viewed over 3 million times, Xu details the racism she grew up with- from confusion to blatant- and how she internalized that. Despite the hardships she faced reconciling her different identities, Xu shares how she has learned to embrace all of the different parts of her background.

Canwen Xu's slogan for life is “Canwen can win.” As a senior at Timberline High School, Xu was the national membership director and Idaho state director for the Young Democrats High School Caucus. Also a programmer, she started an all-girls computer science workshop called Code For Fun and received National Runner-Up in the 2014 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition. In her free time, Xu enjoys breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.

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  • How do I book Canwen Xu to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Canwen Xu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Canwen Xu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Canwen Xu or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Canwen Xu

    Speaking fees for Canwen Xu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Canwen Xu are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Canwen Xu, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Canwen Xu speak about?

    Canwen Xu is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Asian American Heritage, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Canwen Xu travel from?

    Canwen Xu generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Canwen Xu’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Canwen Xu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Canwen Xu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Canwen Xu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Teach For America Corps Member & Advocate of Asian-American Issues

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Canwen Xu Biography

Growing up in the US in predominantly white communities, Canwen Xu struggled to reconcile her American and Chinese identities. In her viral TEDTalk at TEDxBoise in 2016 titled "I am not your Asian stereotype," she explains the unique ways that racial bias affects Asian Americans. Born in Nanjing, China, she moved to the United States when she was two years old, and since then, she has lived in some of the whitest states in the country, including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho. In her talk, which has been viewed over 3 million times, Xu details the racism she grew up with- from confusion to blatant- and how she internalized that. Despite the hardships she faced reconciling her different identities, Xu shares how she has learned to embrace all of the different parts of her background.

Canwen Xu's slogan for life is “Canwen can win.” As a senior at Timberline High School, Xu was the national membership director and Idaho state director for the Young Democrats High School Caucus. Also a programmer, she started an all-girls computer science workshop called Code For Fun and received National Runner-Up in the 2014 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition. In her free time, Xu enjoys breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.

Canwen Xu Videos

  • Changing the Perspective of Mental Illness in Asian Culture ...
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise - YouTube

FAQs on booking Canwen Xu

  • How do I book Canwen Xu to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Canwen Xu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Canwen Xu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Canwen Xu or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Canwen Xu

    Speaking fees for Canwen Xu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Canwen Xu are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Canwen Xu, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Canwen Xu speak about?

    Canwen Xu is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Asian American Heritage, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Social Justice, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Canwen Xu travel from?

    Canwen Xu generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Canwen Xu’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Canwen Xu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Canwen Xu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Canwen Xu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Canwen Xu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Canwen Xu for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Canwen Xu generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Ling, Lydia X. Z. Brown, Kelvin Yu, Helen Zia and Cynthia Choi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Canwen Xu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Canwen Xu Speaker Videos

  • Changing the Perspective of Mental Illness in Asian Culture ...
    I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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