Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, 2018, Husson University, Bangor, Maine

Presented by: The Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine and Bangor Chinese School
In collaboration with: The Maine Department of Education, the University of Maine, the City of Bangor, and Husson University

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Jun Yang, Education Counselor, the Consulate General of China in New York
Mr. Ben Sprague, Mayor of Bangor, Maine
Dr. Kimberly Besio, Ziskind Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College
Mr. Paul Penna, Superintendent of Schools, MSAD#6, Maine
Ms. Yi Fang, Executive Secretary of Beijing Qiaoniu Public Welfare Foundation
Ms. Lavinia Rogers, World Languages Specialist, Maine Department of Education

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Past Conferences

  • 2017 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2016 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2015 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2014 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2013 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2012 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2011 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2010 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2009 Maine Chinese Conference
  • 2008-2006 Conference

  •     Kimberly Besio's Bio                 Paul Penna's Bio            Jun Yang's Bio                 Ben Sprague's Bio

                                                                          Yi Fang's Bio                 Lavinia Rogers's Bio

    The primary participants of the conference:
    Everyone: school administrators, board members, teachers, students, parents, members of institutions of higher education, businesspeople, politicians, entrepreneurs, and interested others.

    Education, Culture and Business between the US and China

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    Topics of Conference:

    The conference will be two days, October 26-27, Friday-Saturday

    The first day: After the opening ceremony and keynotes, there will be two sessions:
    Session A: Counselor Yang will meet with administrators, officers, business people, teachers and
    students who ever participated Study in China program in the past.
    Session B: Professional development for foreign language teaching (Chinese and other languages).

    The second day: there will be a whole day of Chinese culture demonstrations, such as Taiqi,
    Chinese traditional medicine, Chinese food cooking (steam dumplings and sushi), paper cutting,
    dragon/lion dance, calligraphy, Chinese operas...

    2018 Maine Chinese Language Conference Committee:

    Jing Zhang, Coordinator of 2018 Maine Chinese Conference, Director of Maine Language and Culture Center, and President of Bangor Chinese School
    Lavinia Rogers, World Languages Specialist, Maine Department of Education
    Raymond Pelletier, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
    James T. Kenny, Chair, Board of Directors, Maine Confucius Classroom; Former Dean, Husson University
    Elizabeth Chabe, Chair, Board of Directors, the Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine
    Mel MacKay, Head of school, John Bapst High School
    Gerry Palmer, Former Mayor, the City of Bangor
    Suzhong Tian, Academic Officer, Bangor Chinese School

    For more information: Please call 207-990-0710 or email us at