2011 Symposium will be held at Howard International House in Da'An District, Taipei. It is about a 10-minute walk from National Taiwan Normal University (國立台灣師範大學) as well as the famous Shida Night Market (師大路夜市) and YongKang Street (永康街). Da' An Forest Park (大安森林公園) is only minutes away. All the sessions will take place on the first and second floor of the meeting facility connected to the hotel.
Here is the street address for Howard International House in Traditional Chinese (so you can print it out on a piece of paper and show it to taxi drivers):
Howard International House
30, Xinsheng South Road Sec. 3
Taipei, Taiwan 10660, R.O.C.
Howard International House
- Adjacent to the Symposium site
- Complimentary breakfast buffet
- WiFi available for a fee (NT$200)
- Conference discount available on a first-come-first-served basis until April 10 (Discount Reservation Form)
- Complimentary breakfast buffet
- Near Gongguan MRT Station (1 stop from Taipower Building Station)
- Broadband access available
National Taiwan Normal University Guest House 臺師大迎賓會館 (原校友樓)
- Within walking distance from the Symposium Site
- On HePing Avenue with easy access to restaurants and MRT Guting Station
- Discount available to SSLW participants
From Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
By Taxi: Take a taxi to Howard International House on Xinsheng South Road. It will cost about NT$1,100 and takes about 50 minutes.
By Bus: Take a bus to Taipei Railway Station (also known as Taipei Main Station). Tickets are availbale at the Arrival Passenger Reception Area for NT$125. The trip to Taipei Railway Station will take about 50 minutes. From Taipei Railway Station, take MRT Green Line for Xīndiàn Station (新店站). The closest MRT station to Howard International House is MRT Taipower Building Station (Tái-Diàn Dàlóu; 台電大樓站), which is four stops from Taipei Railway Station (台北車站).
By Hotel Limousine: Howard International House can arrange for airport transportation at the time of making a reservation. The fee is NT$1,470 for 1-3 people and NT$1,890 for 3-7 people (one way).
From MRT Stations
The closest MRT station is Taipower Building (台電大樓) on Green Line, which is about a 10-minute walk. Use Exit 2 and go left (East) on Xinhai Road, Section 1, along the highway. Xinhai Road will curve slightly to the right. When you come to a major intersection (with a sculpture on the corner), turn left. Howard International House is just around the corner on your left. (Note: Xinhai Road is relatively safe, but it is not well lit or well populated at night.)
Another option is to use MRT Guting (古亭) Station on Green Line, which is about a 20-minute walk from Howard International House. Use Exit 4 for NTNU. Upon reaching the street level, walk to the intersection and turn right (you will see a Starbucks on the corner). Walk straight on HePing East Road, Section 1. Go past National Taiwan Normal University campus. When you come to a foot bridge, turn right onto XinSheng South Road, Section 3. Walk for a few minutes and Howard International House is on your right (right before you come to Xinhai Road).
MRT Technology Building (科技大樓) Statioin on Brown Line is also about 18 minutes away. From the station, go south on FuXing South Road, Section 2. At the major intersection, turn right onto HePing East Road, Section 2. Go past Da'An Forest Park on your right. When you come to a major intersection with a foot bridges, turn left onto XinSheng South Road, Section 3. Go straight and Howard International House is on your right (right before you come to Xinhai Road).
International Airport. Taoyuan International Airport (TPE; 台灣桃園國際機場; formerly Chiang Kai-shek Airport) is located about 37 km east of downtown Taipei. Airport taxi to Howard International House will cost about NT$1,100 and takes about an hour. Buses are inexpensive and several bus lines are avilable to MRT stations as well as some of the major hotels.
Local Transportation. Taipei Metro (MRT) provides a convenient and inexpensive way of exploring Taipei for international visitors. Local buses are also inexpensive and have an extensive network throughout Taipei. Taxis are also fairly inexpensive compared to many major cities in other parts of the world.
Dining Options. Many hotels in Taiwan, including Howard International House, provide breakfast buffet to their guests. Refreshments will be available in the Exhibits area in the morning and in the afternoon. Lunch and dinner buffet are available at the Garden Cafeteria. La Mode Cafe on the lower level also serves lunch and dinner. Some instant noodles and snacks are available in the convenience store, also located on the lower level.
Just outside Howard International House, there is a mutton restaurant. On the same street, just North of Howard, you can find a vietnamese restaurant, Subway, and Wellcome Supermarket (open 24 hours). Around the corner on HePing Street, you will find Sizzler and Mos Burger, which is open 24 hours.
For dinner and after-dinner drinks, ShiDa Road (師大路) and LongQuan Street (龍泉街) (and many side streets connecting the two) offer a wide variety of dining options as well as cafes (serving drinks) and pubs. About 10 to 15 minutes North of NTNU, YongKang Street (永康街) also offers a wide variety of gourmet dining options such as juicy steamed dumplings (小龍包) at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) and Tainan cuisine at Tu Hsiao Yueh (度小月).
Internet Access. Resource permitting, the Symposium will provide free WiFi access at the conference site. Individual WiFi access can also be purchased for NT$200 (inquire at the front desk).
Copying Facility. A copy machine is available at Howard International House. Each A4-size copy costs NT$5. There is also a computer with a printer; each black-and-white printout is NT$5 and color printout is NT$20. Photocopying at convenience stores costs about NT$2. (The nearest convenience store is about 5-minute walk from Howard.)
Fitness Facility. Howard International House has a fitness facility, a 25m swimming pool, ping-pong tables and pool tables. Guests staying at Howard International House can use the facility for free; others can use the facilty for a fee. For details, please contact Howard International House.
Questions. If you have any questions or need help with local inforamtion, you can ask a Symposium Assistant wearing a Symposium button.