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Event Details for the 14th National Convention and Chinese Education Conference

Dear Colleagues,
The 14th National Convention and Chinese Education Conference of Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS) will be held on December 8-10, 2023, at Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240.

As one of the premier events in the Chinese language education field, this convention will bring together leading professionals and experts from all over the country to discuss the latest developments, trends, and challenges in the field. With a focus on “Inheritance – Innovation – Collaboration – Development,” we will celebrate the achievements of CSAUS in promoting Chinese language education, Chinese culture, and community service in the past 30 years. We’ll also share insights and experiences on Chinese language education development in America and explore how to establish effective practices for Chinese school management, Chinese language pedagogy, and Asian American history education in the United States.

CSAUS has been serving Chinese schools and Asian American communities nationwide, providing support and services to over 400 member schools, more than 100,000 students, and around 10,000 teachers and staff. We have positively impacted thousands of Asian American families and beyond, and we will continue to make a difference in communities.

This year marks the first return to Columbus since the organization’s first convention held here in 1995. We look forward to opening up a new chapter in Chinese language education in the United States! The convention will feature a diverse range of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops that will provide valuable insights and opportunities for learning and professional development. As a prominent leader supporting Asian American community and Chinese language education, we believe that your participation in this event would add great value to the conference and contribute to the overall success of the event.

In line with the purpose of serving our school members and allowing more people caring about Chinese language education and Chinese school development in the United States to attend, CSAUS has launched the following preferential plans:

1. Hotel Room Subsidy: Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr. Columbus OH 43240
2. Early Bird
3. Subsidies:

For any schools that have registered to attend the conference and booked a hotel by Oct 30th, and will attend the convention for the first time, CSAUS will provide funding on need base. Apply for a grant application form in Word or PDF. The subsidy budget is limited, first come, first serve.
In addition, the organizing committee has arranged a “one-day trip” after the convention (visiting the Air Force Museum and Fuyao Glass Factory). For those who plan to attend the event on December 11, please make arrangements for your return.
CSAUS also seeks sponsorship from merchants, enterprises, and individuals, or corporate promotion and exhibitions at the convention venue. Products and services related to education are especially welcome! Please check the following sponsorship documents in Chinese and English for details.

1Conference papers submission (abstract or draft)October 15The presentation theme and format must be specified
2Convention RegistrationEarly Bird ~ October 30
Regular ~ November15
If you miss the early bird and regular registration, CSAUS will not be able to reserve conference materials and gifts for you
3Hilton Hotel Reservation (Breakfast included)
Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., Columbus OH
November 23If you miss the registration time, CSAUS cannot guarantee the
group discount rate.
Please indicate if you need to share a room on the registration
4Submit the CSAUS Board Director Election FormNovember 19Must mail-in (address in the form)
5After the abstract is accepted, follow the notification and submit the seminar paper (final draft, pages 4-8) to the designated online spaceNovember 30Must indicate the speaking group Please attach a resume of no more than 250 words
6Read the “Things to know” for the conference participationDecember 8
7Check in and receive convention materialsDecember 8, 1- 9pmCSAUS CMH airport pick-up 1-10pm
8Closing of the conventionDecember 10, after 2pmBoard director election candidates, please stay until 4 pm.
9Sign up for a one-day tour on Monday, December 11December 8Please indicate this on the registration form
Important Information and Dates (Drafted)
  • Detailed plans will be updated regularly, and please check the website for updates.
    If you have any questions, please contact
John Glenn Columbus International Airport(CMH)15 min drive to the convention hotel.
December 8th 1pm-10 pm. Shuttle service will be
provided by CSAUS
Dayton International Airport (DAY)84 miles, about 1 hour 15 min drive to the convention hotel
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)118 miles, about 1 hour 45 min drive to the convention hotel
Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)120 miles, about 1 hour 50 min drive to the convention hotel
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)135 miles, about 2 hour drive to the convention hotel
Airport Options

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important occasion and share your expertise and insights with our attendees. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The 14th National Convention Organizing Committee of the Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS)