CALA 2011 Conference Program a Great Success!

Dear CALA Colleagues and Friends,

We are very pleased to report that CALA 2011 Annual Conference Program "Embracing the Changes: Diversity and Global Vision in a Digital Age" was an incredible success!  The room was full, and we had to "borrow" many chairs from next door to accommodate eager attendees listening and learning from our outstanding speakers - Betty Turock, Michael Dowling, Miguel Figueroa, Clara Chu, and Michael Porter.  We had an audience with rich diversity and international representation. The program theme has set the tone for the 2011-2012 CALA Presidential Initiatives, so we will work together to further CALA's commitment to diversity and international connectivity and collaboration.

Many thanks to the Conference Program Committee for the excellent planning work and Vincci Kwong, CALA Webmaster, for her assistance. Kudos to Esther Lee, Maria Fung, Songqian Lu, Liana Zhou, Sha Li Zhang, Manuel Urrizola, Win Shih, Denise Kwon, and Lian Ruan, for setting up the room and helping ensure the smooth running of the program with impeccable details.  Our profound gratitude goes to all sponsors for their strong support, and especially our corporate sponsors - SAGE Publications, Wisers Information Limited, and Emerald Inc., for their generosity. 

We have some CALA/ALA pictures to share with you in the following links.  More news and pictures will be forthcoming.

CALA Program:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40939869@N07/sets/72157626971312597/

ALA Presidential Inaugural Party and IRRT Reception:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40939869@N07/sets/72157626994310983/

Looking forward to embracing the challenges and rewards in the coming year!


Min Chou, CALA President 2011-2012

Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director