June 8-10, 2010 an international conference on Cordyceps sinensis (冬虫夏草, Yartsa Gunbu, Caterpillar fungus) jointly organized by WWF and the Grassland Center of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture will be held in Xining, Qinghai Province PRC.
There is an English language webpage on SourceJuice announcing the conference.
For the Chinese webpage click here:
年冬虫夏草国际会议 中国 • 青海 • 西宁 2010年6月8～10日
Also I will be spending two weeks before the conference on the high altitude grasslands of the Eastern Tibetan plateau as part of this year's MushRoaming Cordyceps tour. We will start on May 26 in Chengdu, Sichuan and travel overland to Xining arriving there on June 7 to disband on the June 8. During the tour we will visit Cordyceps markets, join local collectors in their hunt, fit in a day or two of morel hunting and enjoy everything else Tibet has to offer in regard of culture and nature.