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Beijing International Convention Center
Beijing, China
11 - 13 October 2020
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Travel to Beijing

Travel to Beijing in 2020

Welcome to Beijing

Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.

The SPIE/COS Photonics Asia 2020 conference will be held at:

Beijing International Convention Center
No.8 Beichen Dong Road, 
Chaoyang District, Beijing P. R. China 100101
The Beijing International Convention Center is located in the flourishing Yayuncun area along Beijing's North Fourth Ring Road, where the central axis of the city meets the Fourth Ring Road, and right next to national stadiums like the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. It's a 20km trip east to the airport, a 9km journey south to Tian'anmen Square, a 10km excursion west to the Summer Palace, and an 80km sojourn north to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. And with the Olympic Village only a stone's throw away, there is no better location in the city from which to be based during your stay.

Hotel Information - The conference organizers have secured a block of hotel rooms at the Beijing Continental Grand Hotel, located next door to the BICC facility. Photonics Asia attendees will be able to reserve rooms at a reduced rate using the conference hotel page, beginning in July 2020.

Clearance Information
If government and/or company clearance is required to present and publish your presentation, start the process now so that you receive clearance if your paper is accepted.

International travelers will need a Chinese visa to enter the country.
Chinese Visa Application Form

Other helpful information

China’s currency is the Chinese Yuan (RMB or CN¥)

Weather in October
Daytime average high 20°C (68°F); low 7°C (45°F)


Abstracts Due
13 May 2020

Author Notification
29 June 2020

Manuscripts Due
16 September 2020

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