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Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2017, Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor, Maine

Presented by: The Chinese Language and Culture Center of Maine, Maine Confucius Classroom, and Bangor Chinese School
In collaboration with: The Maine Department of Education, the University of Maine, and the City of Bangor
Sponsored by: Hanban, the Consulate General of People’s Republic China in New York, John Bapst High School, Lee Academy, and Washington Academy
Theme of this year: Thinking globally and acting locally

Keynote Speakers:
Ms. Qiyue Zhang, Consul General, the Consulate General of China in New York;
Dr. Kathryn Foster, President, the University of Maine at Farmington;
Mr. Paul Hambleton, Chief Academic Officer, the Maine Department of Education;
Ms. Zhengjie Guo, Chinese Teaching Specialist, West Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
Mr. Joe Baldacci, Mayor, the City of Bangor, Maine
Mr. Paul Butler, Principal, Bangor High School, Maine
Mt. John Endicott, Director, Office of Business Development and Innovation, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

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Past Conferences

  • 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



  •     Qiyue Zhang's Bio       Kathryn Foster's Bio       Paul Hambleton's Bio       Zhengjie Guo's Bio

        Paul Butler's Bio          John Endicott's Bio          Joe Baldacci's Bio

    Key Presenters:
    Ms. Zhengjie Guo, Chinese teacher, West Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut;
    Mr. Mel MacKay, Head of school, John Bapst High School, Maine;
    Ms. Grace Pei, Chinese teacher, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Mississippi;
    Mr. Jonathan Bench, Attorney at Law, Rudman Winchell, Maine;
    Ms. Cuiping Wei, Dancer, Xinjiang, China;
    Ms. Louisa Deng, International Program Director, John Bapst High School, Maine;

    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.






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    Topics of Conference:

    The conference will be two days, October 27-28, Friday-Saturday

    The first day: After the opening ceremony and keynote, there will be two sessions:
    Session A: Consul General will meet with administrators, officers, business people, teachers and
    students who ever participated Study in China program in the past. Follow up with a special lunch banquet.
    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...





    2017 Maine Chinese Language Conference Committee:

    Jing Zhang, Coordinator of 2016 Maine Chinese Conference, Director of CLCCM, and President of Bangor Chinese School
    Jay Ketner, 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
    Jane Smith, Professor, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Maine
    Lynn Coy-Ogan, Provost, Husson University
    Gerry Palmer, Former Mayor, the City of Bangor
    W. Gus LeBlanc, Headmaster, Lee Academy
    Jim Chasse, Principal, Orono High School
    Suzhong Tian, Academic Officer, Bangor Chinese School


    For more information: Please call 207-990-0710 or email us at jingzhang@bangorchinese.com.