We are delighted by the overwhelming response for the 2017 International Conference! With more than 1000 paper, panel, innovative, and roundtable proposals, and over 1400 individuals from 66 countries, our program team has a extraordinary job ahead of them. To be held in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Department of Politics and Public Administration at Hong Kong University, the conference coincides with the Faculty's 50th Anniversary and promises to be an enriching and memorable experience. The Program Team is now busy reviewing proposals and crafting a program, to be released later this winter. In the meantime, thank you to all who submitted - we look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong next summer!