The main conference of Shanghai WIEE 2018 will be held at the Jiading Campus of Tongji University which is located at No. 4800 Cao’an Highway, Jiading District, Shanghai. This location has a total enclosed area of 104,591m2.
The general layout covers “the axis, the road, the square, the hall, and the lawn”. The “Axis” is the northeastward axis of the campus along which the main pedestrian entrance will be located; the “Road” is the west ring road in the campus along which various containers will be distributed as the main hall of the exhibition. All units can be specially designed and can be dismantled. WIEE will be designed with city halls, enterprises halls, college halls, organization halls and supportive units for food and drink, office work, accommodation and medical treatment, etc; the “Square” is at the cross of the main northeastward axis and the west ring road at which a central plaza will be planned and surrounded by theme exhibition halls; the “Hall” will be an air film structure hall about 5,000m2 large opened for 4,000 people at the same time, it is named as the “Wisdom Hall” and used as the place for activities including the opening ceremony Sino-US Maker Competition, Taiwan Strait Young Maker Competition, STEAM Education Exhibition and Forum, and Maker Faire, etc. At the same time, it will be the base of innovation and entrepreneurship education for students. The “Lawn” will be the riverbank Greenland on which the “Ground Arts” will be located. The theme for this area is “modern construction”.
In addition to the “the axis, the road, the center, the hall, and the lawn” area other spaces will be used. These include the International Conference Center in Jiading Campus and Jiading Entrepreneurship Valley, etc. These spaces will be used by WIEE for activities including “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy Summit” and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Summit”, etc.