David Weeks is the Co-Founder and COO of Sunrise International, the producer of AWE Asia since 2020. Over the past 10 years at Sunrise, David has led cross-border marketing and consulting projects in China for more than 250 clients in XR, higher education, and education technology. He is deeply interested in the parallel evolution of social media in China and what the history of China’s approach to web 2.0 can tell us about the future of Sino-Global collaboration and competition in XR. He is fluent in Mandarin and holds a BA in Asian Studies and Political Science from Swarthmore College. In his free time, he is an avid collector of frequent flier miles and festive socks.