We are a long way off from the 2020 Congress in Qingdao, China but its worth thinking about!  Dates are not confirmed and neither are venues.  As information becomes available we will post it.  Below are a couple links for Qingdao to help familiarize yourself with the location.

Qingdao is roughly 560 kilometers from Beijing with an average travel time of one hour and 10 minutes by air and five hours by high-speed train.  It is 683 kilometers from Shanghai and takes about one hour and 25 minutes by air.

There are also frequent direct flights to and from Qingdao to the Republic of Korea and Japan.  The city’s current airport (TAO) is connected with 61 domestic cities and 16 overseas cities, with more than 3000 flights arriving and taking off each week.  A new international airport is expected to be complete by 2019 with over double the current airport's capacity.

There is shuttle bus transferring visitors from the airport to downtown Qingdao where visitors could either take bus or Uber and local taxi to final destinations.

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Facts and Figures, via Wikipedia:

Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province, is a port city of skyscrapers, parks and beaches bordering the Yellow Sea. It's known for its beer, a legacy of the German occupation (1898-1914). The Tsingtao Beer Museum celebrates the namesake brewery, founded here by Germans in 1903, and the Qingdao International Beer Festival is major event. There's also German-style architecture in the old city center.

Area: 4,273 mi²

Metropolitan area: 1,938 mi²

Weather: 70°F (21°C), Wind S at 9 mph (14 km/h), 83% Humidity

Local time: GMT + 8


Population: 9.046 million (2014)