ORGANIZED BY:  ARA  with the support of the - Romanian Consulate, Los Angeles - Viitorul Roman Society - The Union and League of Romanian Societies HOSTED BY: California Institute of Technology GENERAL CHAIR Adrian Stoica, JPL/Caltech LOCAL CHAIR Virgil Adumitroaie, JPL/Caltech PUBLICATION CHAIR Vasile Staicu, University of Aveiro, Portugal Art Exhibition Chairs:  Anca Adumitroaie Ionela Kloes Business Panel: Jacob Segal, Standard Management, and Gabriel Dutu, Romanian Consulate FINANCE CHAIR: Dinu Leonte Student Track Chairs: Isabelle Sabau Ioana Ene Keynote Liaison: Oana Leonte ADVISORY COMMITTEE Alexandru Balban Stela Cepoi Constantin Corduneanu Ruxandra Vidu Special Advisors to the Chair - Social Programs Daniela Istrate Ionela Kloes LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Titus Botezan Florina Roberts Roxanne Istrate Schuyler Eldridge Ciara Lynton Marco Arena, Italy Lucia Brunetti, Italy Displaying Artists (Painting Exhibition) Katherine Arion Maria Zamfir Bleiberg Alexandru Darida Eva Halus Jerry McDaniel Performing Artists (Music): Daniela Podobea  Luiza Cloud Abigail Budac Ciprian Ignat Mihai Chiriuc Angels Dance Entertainment Committees