2011 Third International Conference: The Power of Reading -
School Library and Reading Culture Development in China

5-7 May 2011 (Thurs - Sat)
Location: Hefei Artillery Academy Technology Exchange Center
Hefei, Anhui Province, China

This conference designed to be highly interactive and targets policy makers, donors, academics, principals, teachers and NGO professionals in the fields of library, literacy and education. It will provide a platform for the sharing of experiences and knowledge on how to encourage and facilitate reading for pleasure among children and youth in school and community settings. We will also share the progress and review the development of our flagship library project, which first started in 2006 and is currently in the implementation stage, with the goal to build a campus-wide model for developing a richer reading culture at six public primary schools in Hefei.

Around 250 participants are expected to join this highly interactive conference. The conference will be mainly conducted in Putonghua but simultaneous English interpretation services will be provided.

Program and Speakers
Click here to download the latest draft of our program agenda.
Travel and Accommodations
Traveling to Hefei
  • Flights: For travelers coming from Hong Kong, please note that direct HK-Hefei flights leave only on Mondays and Fridays. We recommend that fliers connect through Xiamen or Shenzhen. From Shanghai, flights leave daily early in morning and evening.
  • Train: Trains leave frequently from Shanghai to Hefei. Via high-speed bullet train, the duration is approximately 3 hours, while the normal trains take between 6-7 hours.
  • Booking: Please check latest travel information via your travel agent or book through an online service:

Please note that all delegates holding non Mainland Chinese traveling documents (Hong Kong passport / Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents are NOT considered Mainland Chinese traveling documents) are required to stay at the Hefei Swan Lake Hotel.

Hefei Swan Lake Hotel
Address: #888 Dong Liu Lu, Municipal and Culture District, Hefei
Tel: +86 551 3536666

Other lodging options can be booked online via services such as CTrip (

  1. 7 +1 Business Hotel in Hefei, Huangshan Road (合肥7+1商务酒店黄山路店):
    Address is Huangshan Road 441, room prices are between $158 to 198 RMB per day, located about 2.4 km from the venue.
  2. Journey Commercial Hotel – An Da West Gate (一路同行快捷商务酒店 - 安大西门):
    Address is 9 Guichi Road 9, room prices are between $140 to 170 RMB per day, located about 2.5 km from the venue.
  3. Hefei Wang Jiang Hotel (合肥望江宾馆): Address is 1 Jinzhai Road, standard room prices range from $178 to 288 RMB, located about 2.6 km from the venue.

***Please note that taxis can be difficult to find in Hefei – we strongly recommend that you choose lodging near the conference site.***

Register Now!
Click here to register for the 2011 Third International Conference. The registration fee is 200RMB/240 HKD per person – space is limited so we encourage participants to register ASAP.

Please contact the Foundation’s China Program Manager, Mrs. Judy Zhu, with any questions.

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