On December 4 2014, the Second Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference in Canberra voted to select Zhejiang University to host the fourth Critical Heritage Studies Conference in 2018. According to the ACHS charters, decisions as to the hosting of conferences will be taken at the annual general meeting normally 4 years before the proposed conference.
In Canberra Conference, Prof. Wu Zongjie from the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, presented a bidding speech on behalf of three top universities in China: Zhejiang University, Fudan University, Shanghai University of International Studies, emphasizing cross-cultural dialogues through the 2018 conference hosted in China. The ACHS runs a biannual conference, the first of which was held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2012.The second was held between 2-4 December 2014 in Canberra, and the third would be in Montreal, Canada in 2016. In order to bring new theoretical insights on heritage studies, the 2016 ACHS Conference is framed by general question of "What Does Heritage Change?"