WAB is known for its fun and inspiring community events and initiatives built around opportunities for students to showcase their talents, to share information and bring great speakers to Beijing. Our events are attended by our WAB families and the broader international community.
For more information and how to support our events through sponsorships, contact WAB Advancement Officer, Kun Jiao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAB Events Throughout the Year
Below are just some of the exciting events that we hold at the Western Academy of Beijing.
This glamorous, annual evening affair includes a dinner, live and silent auction, art and performances. The WAB Gala is an important fundraiser that brings together the school’s international community, dignitaries, celebrities and artists to celebrate our unique cultural environment and educational programs.
Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)
In our continuing effort to Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference, WAB regularly invites guest speakers to present on a wide range of topics. Each Distinguished Speaker Series event is open not only to WAB parents, students and educators, but also to the broader Beijing community.
WAB’s Annual Career Fair is held in the beginning of the second semester. We invite professionals representing varied career fields to speak with our High School students. This broadens their horizons and deepens understanding of career choices.
Global Issues Conference
Every November, the Global Issues Conference takes place for the whole school day across the Middle School and High School. A theme is chosen each year from the top 20 global issues that the World is currently facing.
WAB Rock in the Park
WAB Rock In The Park is held every year in May. It is the biggest event on the WAB calendar and attracts over 500 families from the international community. This event is run in conjunction with the WAB Fun Fair event which is organized by Parent Link volunteers. Enjoy fun games and activities, music, dance, food and drinks!
Friday Nite Lites (FNL) is a student-led committee that organizes events for the student body. Each year in April, FNL organizes WAB Idol - a Middle and High School talent show. From planning, advertisement, sourcing out sponsors to executing the event, the student committee organizes it all.
WAB Parent Link Fun Fair
The WAB Parent Link Fun Fair is the most hilarious, exhilarating and wackiest annual family event of the year! It’s a carnival-like day of fun for the entire WAB community. Enjoy water slides, bouncy castles, music and gymnastics displays - you name it!
TEDxYouth@WAB is an independently organized TEDx event with the consent and licensing from TED.com. It is planned and organized primarily by Middle and High School students, including speakers from across WAB.
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