2019 AASCU-China International Conference and Education Expo

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Sunday, October 13, 2019 to Monday, October 21, 2019
Beijing, China

Each year for the past 18 years, we have taken AASCU senior leaders (presidents, provosts, international officers, deans, department heads, and faculty) to China to participate in a series of activities designed to create and sustain educational partnerships in China. This year, the program includes participation in a major international conference and additional add-on benefits.

About the Conference

Beijing, China (October 13-21, 2019)

Our Chinese partner association, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), organizes the conference. The theme for the 2019 China Annual Conference for International Education (CACIE) is “Education 2035: A Dialogue with the Future of the World.”

You can find more information at www.cacie.cn.

You will have an opportunity to interact with world educational leaders on topics of mutual interest. You can also participate in an Expo that attracts more than 50,000 Chinese students who are interested in education abroad. During our time in Beijing, we schedule time for a series of discussions, including seminars and sessions, with our Chinese higher education association partners. We also provide a variety of cultural and tourist events to allow you to better understand Chinese history and culture. Participants often schedule trips before or after the conference to visit potential or current partner universities in other parts of China.

This trip represents an extraordinary opportunity for you to be introduced to or to deepen your understanding of partnerships in China; we urge you to consider joining us in Beijing.

Features and Add-on Benefits for This Year's AASCU Participants

  • Education B2B Organized by CACIE
    AASCU will participate in the Education B2B this year. It is a great opportunity for universities to meet with partners or potential partners for further discussions related to educational cooperation. This is a free event. However, registration with AASCU is required due to the limited space and time. (We will inform you later of the B2B meeting schedule details for your specific institution.)

  • AASCU Complimentary Booth at the Expo 
    AASCU will allow all participating institutions’ representatives to share AASCU’s booth during the Expo. You are welcome to bring promotional materials and/or your recruiting staff to the conference.

Schedule top

Download full schedule

Important Reminders

Download the 2019 Important Reminders booklet. This detailed booklet provides information related to the Chinese visa application process, student recruitment activities, institution promotion mini-sessions, printing and shipping services in China, health requirements and insurance coverage, and all other important information related to your trip to China.

Fees top

Registration Fee: $950

The registration fee includes:

  • Conference registration for CACIE Forum.
  • Conference banquet and reception.
  • Ground transportation to and from the Beijing airport.
  • Local transportation in Beijing.
  • Meeting room rentals.
  • Rental of a shared AASCU booth for student recruitment and the Expo.
  • City and Great Wall sightseeing, plus guides and entry tickets.

Registration fees do NOT include: 

  • Visas for entry into China.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Beijing hotel charges.
  • Roundtrip U.S.-Beijing airline tickets.
  • Other domestic travel while in China.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Individual sightseeing and other personal activities while in China.

Registration Information top

Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019

If you miss the deadline and still want to register for the China trip, please first contact Sufei Li. Should you have any questions about registration, please contact Jody Dixon or call her at (202) 478-7814.

Accommodations top

Beijing Hotel
China National Convention Center Grand Hotel
Building 1, No. 8 Precincts, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District  
Zip code: 100105   
Tel: +86 10 8437 2008
Fax: +86 10 8437 0387  

We will reserve the hotel rooms and arrange local transportation for airport pickups if you stay with the delegation.

Estimated per person $200-$250 rate each night for a hotel room. You can pay the hotel directly when you check out. 


Hotel Information

AASCU has a block of rooms reserved. AASCU will make hotel reservations. Please make sure that you send your Hotel Confirmation Form ONLY to AASCU if you want to stay at the designated hotel with the group. Please do not make reservations directly with the hotel.

Complete Hotel Confirmation Form

Airline Information

All travelers will be met at the Beijing Airport by AASCU/CEAIE staff and transportation will be provided to the designated group hotel ONLY. Please note, you will only be met if an Airline Confirmation Form is submitted to AASCU.

Complete Airline Confirmation Form

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is submitted in writing to Jody Dixon at dixonj@aascu.org before 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Cancellations received after this date will be charged a $400 administrative fee that will be used to pay for your conference registration and pre-arranged services in China.


  • Sufei LiManager of International Programslis@aascu.org(202) 478-7814
  • Jody DixonProgram Coordinator, Global Initiativesdixonj@aascu.org(202) 478-7814