The Conference is being held at the newly opened Yang House located north of Suzhou, about an hour west of Shanghai, accessible by train or car
. Yang House is close to the moat and ancient city walls of Suzhou with a history of more than 2,500 years. The oriental water city of Suzhou is known for its canals, bridges, and classical gardens. The Humble Administrator's Garden, dating to 1513, contains zigzag bridges over connected pools and islands. The Lingering Garden features ornate viewing pavilions and the Crown of Clouds Peak, a striking limeston rockery. Tiger Hill is home to the 7-story, leading Cloud Rock Pagoda at its summit. Explore Suzhou.