Social Programme

Social programe
Welcome Reception

Welcome reception is scheduled at 18:00 on Sunday evening, August 20 at CNCC. During the reception there will be 20 minutes performance of Chinese Traditional Music Instrument Band.
Traditional Chinese music can be traced back 7,000 – 8,000 years based on the discovery of a bone flute made in the Neolithic Age. In the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, only royal families and dignitary officials enjoyed music, which was made on chimes and bells. During the Tang Dynasty, dancing and singing entered the mainstream, spreading from the royal court to the common people. Traditional Chinese musical instruments can be divided into four categories: stringed instruments, percussion instruments, plucked instruments, and wind instruments.

Symposium Banquet Dinner

The Banquet Dinner is scheduled on Wednesday evening, August 23. It will be held in the premise of Badaling Hotel just nearby the Great Wall. Shuttle buses run from China National Convention Center (CNCC) after the end of day programs. There is about 1.5hrs drive to Badaling Great Wall, a short tour on the Wall is recommended before the banquet commences. Guests could have free drinks on the 3rd floor terrace while enjoying the Great Wall view. Dinner will be at the 2nd floor. After the dinner, guests will be transferred back by shuttle bus to CNCC. The cost to participate in the banquet dinner is 530CNY.

Banquet Schedule – August 23th
16:00 Transfer to Badaling Great Wall
17:30 Climb the Great Wall
18:45 Pre-dinner Drink at Badaling Hotel Restaurant
19:00 Banquet at Badaling Hotel Restaurant
20:30 Depart for CNCC

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Begins
July 1, 2016

Oral Abstract Submission Deadline
October 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
March 15, 2017
April 1, 2017

Registration Open
December 31, 2016

Early Registration Deadline
April 1, 2017

Online Registration Deadline
July 15, 2017
August 1, 2017

Deadline to Submit Acta Hort. Manuscript
July 1, 2017
August 1, 2017