Pictures of 2011 Maine Chinese Conference

---Creating cooperation opportunities in education and business between US and China through promoting

Chinese language in Maine and building up local business partnerships between the peoples of our two countries

Keynote Speaker: Eliot Cutler

Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2011, Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, Bangor

Past Conferences

  • 2010 Maine Chinese Conference

  • 2009 Maine Chinese Conference

  • Presented by: The Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine (CLCCM) and Bangor Chinese School
    In collaboration with: The Maine Department of Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of University of Maine, the City of Bangor, Husson University, Maine International Trade Center, and Orono High School
    Sponsored by: Lee Academy (Maine), John Bapst High School, and Hanban/Consulate General of China in New York City.

    The primary audiences:
    School administrators, board members, teachers, students, parents, members of institutions of higher education, businesspeople, politicians, entrepreneurs, and interested others.

    Conference Benefits and Opportunities            Schedule            Registration form

    Invited speakers and topics(Under development):
    How Maine and China May Come Together, Eliot Cutler, businessman and former independent candidate for Governor of Maine
    Games and activities to Keep Students Engaged, Amber Burks and Tad William, Rsu21 District
    National and State Perspectives on Chinese Language Education, Don Reutershan, World Languages Specialist, Maine Department of Education
    Teaching and Learning Chinese: Challenges and Opportunities , Maine Chinese teachers (local and guest teachers), student representatives of Maine Chinese program

    Pedagogy of Teaching Foreign Languages, Ray Pelletier, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
    Integrate Language, Culture and Content, Suzhong Tian, Academic Officer, Bangor Chinese School
    Teaching Experience in China, Tessa Roscoe, Nanning University; Orpheus Allison, Sun Yat-sen University
    Study and Teaching Opportunities in China, Jing Zhang, Executive Director of CLCCM

    Resources for Developing Chinese Programs, Don Reutershan, Jing Zhang, and Ray Pelletier
    2011 NSLI-Y/CLCCM Program Overview, Highlights, Experience Sharing and Next Year Planning, students and teachers
    University of Maine's Connections with China, Jeffrey Hecker, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Maine
    Education Marketing in Asia/China, Bruce Lindburg, Headmaster of Lee Academy; Mel Mackay, Head of John Bapst High School; Jim Chasse, Principal of Orono High School

    Message From the Bangor City Council, Gerry Palmer, Former Mayor of Bangor
    US Agricultural Trade with China, Michael Riedel, Director - Designate, Agricultural Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Beijing
    Greetings from Nangang and Harbin, Zhongxuan Jie, Council Member, Nangang District, Harbin
    The Cross Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in China, Suzanne Fox, President, Fox Intercultural Consulting Services
    International Technology Transfer and Monetary Policy, Kim Newbry, CEO and Principal Attorney at JurisN

    "Selling in China":Assistance Available to Maine Businesses at MITC, Tory Atwell, Director, Asia Desk, Maine International Trade Center
    Maine Lobsters in a Global Market, Dane Somers, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council
    Maine's Exportable Technologies, Habib Dagher, Professor, University of Maine
    Manufactured and Perishable Goods of Interest to China
    Real-Time Talk with Potential Chinese Buyers

    2011 Maine Chinese Conference Committee:
    Jing Zhang, Coordinator of 2011 Maine Chinese Conference, Director of CLCCM, and President of Bangor Chinese School
    Don Reutershan, World Languages Specialist, Maine Department of Education
    Raymond Pelletier, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
    Jane Smith, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
    Lynn Coy-Ogan, Provost, Husson University
    Gerry Palmer, Bangor City Council; Former Mayor, the City of Bangor
    Bruce Lindberg, Headmaster, Lee Academy
    Jim Chasse, Principal, Orono High School
    James T. Kenny, Administrator, CLCCM; Former Dean, Husson University
    Suzhong Tian, Academic Officer, Bangor Chinese School

    For more information: Please call 990-0710 or email