Conference Registration is Now Open

Join us in Xi’an on June 30-July 1, 2018 for the 12th IACP Annual Conference

Conference Theme: Globalization vs. Localization: International Experience and Chinese Practice in a New Era 

Click here to see the Call for Abstracts page.

How to Register

IACP Conference Registration website is open now. The deadline of advanced registration is May 1, 2018.

For further information about registration, please continue reading our conference registration policy.


  1. Conference Program
  2. The conference registration desk will be open at the Lobby (second floor), School of Architecture Building from 13:00 to 21:00 on June 29 and from 7:00 to 11:00 on June 30.
  3. Note that the conference venue will be located at Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology. The address is 13 Yanta St, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, 710055. Conference participants are advised to book their own hotels and transportation. IACP does not designate an official hotel for the conference.
  4. Applications for the following five awards are open: 2018 IACP Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award2018 IACP Best Student Paper Award2018 IACP Travel Award2018 IACP Distinguished Service Award; 2018 IACP Rising Scholar Award.

Conference Language and Conference Proceedings

The working language for the IACP conference is English.

If your abstract is accepted for podium presentation and you wish to publish the full paper in the Conference proceeding, please submit your full paper in Springer format by May 1, 2018. You can upload the full paper by using the function of “add file” to update your existing submission on EasyChair. The full paper needs to include the title page, abstract, keywords, the main body, as well as other necessary components, in English only. Please indicate the EasyChair ID of your accepted abstract in the title page of your submission. For instruction on paper format, please refer to Springer Manuscript Guidelines and Springer Key Style Points. Please note that not all submissions will be accepted for publication. For accepted papers, an additional publication fee is required. Please do not pay publication fee until requested.

Keynotes and International Experts

Keynote Speakers:

Evelyn Blumenberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
Noreen McDonald, Professor and Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

International Experts:

Jonathan Levine, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
Shannon Van Zandt, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
John I. Carruthers, Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program, The George Washington University

Local Host

Local Host Chair/主席:
Jiaping Liu, Academician,School of Architecture
刘加平 院士 建筑学院院长
Vice Chairs/副主席:
Shusheng Wang,vice president of XAUAT
王树声 教授 西安建筑科技大学副校长
Zhendong Lei, School of Architecture
雷振东 教授 建筑学院副院长
Executive Chair/执行主席:
Degang Duan, School of Architecture
段德罡 教授 建筑学院副院长
Yunying Ren, School of Architecture
任云英 教授 建筑学院城乡规划系主任
Hui Liu, School of Architecture
刘  晖 教授 建筑学院教授委员会主任


Conference Registration Policy

Registration Fees

The schedule of fees is listed below. In order to claim membership benefits for the conference this year, the membership fee must be paid before February 1 of this year. Please visit our membership status query website to check your membership status.

Before May 1, 2018 After May 1, 2018
Overseas, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau*1
Non-member, non-student 250 USD 350 USD
Non-member, student 50 USD 100 USD
Member*2, non-student Waived 100 USD
Member*2, student Waived 50 USD
Non-member, non-student 1,500 RMB 1,800 RMB
Non-member, student 500 RMB 800 RMB
Member*2, non-student 1,200 RMB 1,500 RMB
Member*2, student 400 RMB 700 RMB
Proceeding paper publication 470 USD / 3,250 RMB

*1 Attendees who work/study outside of mainland China. This includes attendees who work/study in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.
*2 Member refers to the one who has membership paid by February 1 of this year. Please check the membership information and payment methods at the IACP membership status query website.

* Participants who register after June 1, 2018 will not be scheduled to present.
* Reimbursements of conference registration fee: Prior to June 1, 2018, full reimbursements will be granted, with a 20% administrative fee. No reimbursements will be granted after June 1.

Payment Methods for Participants from Overseas, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau

There are two ways for you to pay the fees. You may choose either one.

1. Pay via PayPal

Notes: If you pay with non-US dollars, use the market exchange rate for conversion.

2. You write a personal check made payable to ‘INT ASSOCIATION FOR CHINA PLANNING.’
Mail the check to the following address:

IACP c/o Prof. Rui Wang
Office 426
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Prof. Rui Wang will then deposit the checks for you.

Payment Methods for Participants from Mainland China




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