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 community.


For more information and how to support our events through sponsorships, contact WAB Advancement Officer, Kun Jiao at



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Upcoming Community Events

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WAB Events Throughout the Year

Below are just some of the exciting events that we hold at the Western Academy of Beijing. 


WAB Gala

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.

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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.


Career Fair

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.

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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.

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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!

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WAB Idol

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!

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TEDxYouth@WAB is an independently organized TEDx event with the consent and licensing from It is planned and organized primarily by Middle and High School students, including speakers from across WAB.


WAB is much more than a school; as students, we are much more than students; as an individual, I’m much more than an individual. I am myself, but WAB made me understand I have a role in my surrounding community.

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