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Throughout the Conference, school, district and state administrators will have access to over 50 expert-led sessions on program models and quality, curriculum, student assessment, classroom observation, teacher professional development, and working with local and global resources through connections and partnerships.

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Educators of both higher education institutions and K-12 schools will have an opportunity to share and discuss on topics including K-16 articulation, teacher development and support, research, and more.

For teachers, the Conference will cover topics ranging from curriculum and instruction, effective use of technology and teaching material, student assessment, building local connections and reaching for global partnerships to enhance teaching and learning.

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong (right) was among the roster of prominent speakers at last year's conference.

Optional pre-conference events include visits to the largest Chinese language program in the country: Chicago Public Schools.  School visits was one of the most popular event from last year’s experience. In order to give the most possible opportunities to our attendees to see programs in action and interact with instructors and administrators, we have secured 30% more spots on our school visits, but they will fill up fast, so reserve early! Check the school visits section when you register. 

Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning (learn more) is offering a half-day workshop on Early Language Learning. All over the United States, early language learning and immersion programs are hot topics that capture educators’ and parents’ attention and imagination. Nationally renowned experts will lead this  three-hour hands-on workshop, through which you will learn about different models of early language instruction, familiarize yourself with critical elements for program success, and craft an implementation plan for your school or district. You must register for this event as seating is limited. You will receive 25% off for this workshop as a conference attendee.