Welcome!

We are pleased to announce our fourth OpenApply Admissions Conference in Asia-Pacific, which will be held at Western International School of Shanghai on November 3 - 5, 2016.


The conference provides an opportunity for admissions officers to network and learn from each other. Discover best admissions practices at leading international schools in Asia-Pacific and beyond and discuss common challenges facing admissions professionals in an international school environment.

This year we are honored to provide two pre-conference workshop options:

[CLOSED] Option 1: The Fundamentals of International School Admissions (Certificate Course) with Catalina Gardescu
This two-day (Thursday, November 3 & Friday, November 4, 2016) pre-conference is geared towards admissions officers with 0-5 years worth of experience.

[CLOSED] Option 2: Transition & Mobility with Drs. Douglas W. Ota
This one-day (Friday, November 4, 2016) pre-conference is geared towards admissions officers seeking to deepen their understanding of families and students in transition.

[CLOSED] The one-day main conference will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, and feature speakers from leading international schools on themes of managing enrollment, interacting with the business office, and insights into broader industry trends.


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


SPEAKERS
Our speakers include:
1. Drs. Douglas W. Ota | Psychologist, Coach, Author, Presenter at NIP Registered Child Psychologist
2. David Willows | Director of Admissions and Advancement at The International School of Brussels
3. Catalina Gardescu | Manager of Admissions and External Relations at American International School of Bucharest
4. Christina Decu | Director of Admissions & Marketing at Western International School of Shanghai
5. Corrie Zacharia | Head of Admissions at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
6. Alice Li-Arndt | Director of Admissions at Shanghai American School
7. Kelly Lo Larson | Senior Director Communications & Strategic Planning at Concordia International School Shanghai
8. Cynthia Zhang | Director of Student Affairs and Admissions at YK PAO School
9. Ryan Metz | Director (China) at Crown World Mobility 
10. Aimee Gruber | Senior Director of Outreach and Business Development at The Enrollment Management Association
11. Laura Amza | Secondary School Registrar at American International School of Bucharest


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
[CLOSED] Pre-Conference: USD $399 (includes registration for the main conference but excludes flights and accommodation)
[CLOSED] Main Conference: USD $199 (excludes flights and accommodation)

Registrations will close on Thursday, October 20, 2016.


VISA REQUIREMENTS
Please check the China Visa Application Service Center to see if your passport requires visa application or eligible for exemption (i.e. 72-hour Transit Visa Exemption Program). We will provide a personalised visa letter soon after your registration form has been submitted.


ACCOMMODATION
[CLOSED] We have reserved a limited number of rooms at Holiday Inn Shanghai West.
- Superior Room: CNY 750 per night
- Executive Suite: CNY 1,000 per night

Please book the room before Friday, October 7, 2016.

We will organise a shuttle to and from Western International School of Shanghai.


PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
We are thrilled by the early interest in the conference and already look forward to welcoming nearly 90 participants from the following international schools:
4. Beijing No. 55 High School
21. Oversea Chinese Academy Suzhou


READ ABOUT OUR PAST CONFERENCES
2016 in Singapore
2015 in Bangkok, Thailand
2014 in Taipei, Taiwan