Competitively priced travel agency specializing in Shanghai weekenders for expats. English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese-speaking guides available for getaways like Moganshan, Anhui hikes, and adventure sports like paragliding and white water rafting.... Read more
A board game place which offers private rooms. Read more
Podcast Brunch Club is like a book club, but for podcasts. There are chapters all over the world that meet each month to discuss a set of 3-4 podcast episodes around a selected theme (all chapters do the same theme/episodes). Attendees listen to the podcast episodes... Read more
Game Time Shanghai is a diverse group of gaming nerds, geeks and enthusiasts that meets every Tuesday at The Cactus in Jing'An. Drop-in, one-off gamers are welcome, as are more dedicated, long-term group players. Mainly they play boardgames, from popular stuff like... Read more
FC Club is one of the biggest English speaking professional networking organizations in China. It serves a rapidly growing community of over 200,000 active members, dedicated to bringing together business professionals, business managers and directors and expatriates... Read more
Shanghai Mindfulness is a community of over 5,000 individuals that hold weekly events about mindfulness and personal development. All mindfulness meditation classes are held by certified teachers that have deep subject knowledge and experience in the field. Shanghai... Read more
Established in 1996, Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization under the Shanghai Charity Foundation that raises funds for educational scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk young people. Read more
Feiy is a platform for purpose-driven individuals, entrepreneurs and companies that want to make work more meaningful and sustainable. Feiy.co is their online platform where people can find high-impact companies from China, events, jobs and stories. They also do... Read more
Community Center Shanghai was founded in 1998 by a few expat families in partnership with Concordia International School. They operate as a not-for-profit organization that works to connect the expat community and fulfill its needs. They primarily cater to the... Read more
codebar.io is an international non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free coding workshops in a safe and collaborative environment to help each participant expand their career opportunities. Their mission is to... Read more
The Google Developer Group (GDG) Shanghai meet to discuss Google technologies and product software development. They encourage member participation and strive for a mix of speakers from local members and experts. GDG is not run by google but they are a listed Google... Read more
A non-profit, volunteer-led organization based in Shanghai and focused on environmental sustainability. They organize awareness events, develop and deliver education programs, and implement projects to help make sure that Shanghai, and China as a whole, develop or... Read more
Asian Bananas in Shanghai is a community that aims to celebrate the unique blend of eastern and western cultures. The majority of their members are of Asian heritage and have spent some part of their lives in a western society. They have a created a supportive forum... Read more
Lean In Shanghai is a platform that promotes every gender can pursue their dreams without bias or other barriers holding them back, driven by the belief our society and economy would be better if women and girls were valued as equal to men and boys. Their activities... Read more
French Touch International is a wine tasting group that is held every Thursday at their own wine showroom on Dingxi Lu, which contains over 6,000 bottles of wine. 95% of their wine comes from France, and they specialize in older vintage from Bordeaux, Valley of... Read more
CryptoMondays brings over 9,000 Crypto-enthusiasts from 30 cities in 15 different countries together, allowing them to share their views, network, learn and just generally have fun. The format of their events is usually project presentations followed by 4 to 5 guests... Read more
EDU_Matters is a platform for educators on a local and global scale striving towards making the world a fair and more sustainable place. The group provides: space for research and professional dialogue to improve teaching and learning, support for learners on how to... Read more
Fast.ai provides Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by two deep learning researchers Jeremy Howard and Rachel Thomas. They aim get more people involved through their free courses. Read more
A WEF New Champions 5050 supported platform, Phoenix Risen is active in 10 countries and 15 cities in China, Africa, and SE Asia. They bring men and women together to combat sexism as the root cause of sexual violence; the large push here is on 'Empathy Workshops' to... Read more
5A+ Shanghai TMC is a famous Toastmasters Club that was established in May 2009 in Shanghai, China. For the past 10 years, 5A+ Shanghai TMC continues to be an excellent platform for Toastmasters members and guests to improve and develop their public speaking and... Read more
Wukang 400 studio is a newly created co-working space located in Xuhui. It is a joint venture of Interior Design company Neispace and Information Technology & Communication company Sinaweb (Smallchina).They provide co-working fixed desks 12 large fixed positions,... Read more
Big Debates hosts debate events that welcome all perspectives, all nationalities and all participation levels (both front-line debaters and passive listeners). The topic ranges from "Monogamy", "Gun Legalization" to "Does God Exist?" etc. Advanced level of English... Read more
Max Lab is a multidisciplinary community that focuses on exploring complex urban systems through creativity. They host events and share information online regarding urban design and innovation. 500+ members. Read more
LifeSkills4Me is a global community founded in 2017 aimed at boosting life skills through practical and personal development workshops and giving you access to a network of inspiring people. It currently has over 1,300 members across 8 branches around the world, 3 of... Read more
The Alcohol-Free Foodies is a group for people who love eating food that isn't tainted by tequila aftertaste! Attendees keep this group alcohol-free, which helps maintain the focus firmly on the grub. They try out all different kinds of restaurants together around... Read more
Networking group. They organize parties, events, brunch/dinner meetups and after-work drink events. Join them to make new friends and expand your social circle. Their events attract an international crowd of professionals looking to socialize and network. Read more
LinkedIn Local Shanghai is the Shanghai branch of the long-running #LinkedInLocal - a global community created by the users of LinkedIn, designed to take online relationships offline and get to know the person behind the profile. Read more
LivAway Startup Hub connects foreign startup owners to a truly local network. By joining in their "Dinner for Startups", foreign startup owners get to sit in a 10-person round table and present their service/product to a truly local professional network. They can... Read more
Futurists of Shanghai was founded in January of 2015 by David Loew, a Shanghai-based photographer originally from Chicago. The group has generated interest among various walks of life. Their members include people from the tech industry to the arts. They run two... Read more
Feibao is a free recycling service that acts as a kind of middle man between waste producers and waste collectors. It started with electronic waste, and has expanded to include all kinds of recyclables. Read more
RECENTLY ARCHIVED EVENTS
Exciting news for documentary lovers. Green Initiatives will host a conversation with activist and writer Cyril Dion at Roca Gallery on Tuesday, September 18, who co-directed the 2015 environmental documentary
Make sure you load up on some carbs, Ladies Who Drink is a new networking series for women launching this Sunday. And everyone who’s anyone will be there. Probably. Organized by Charlene Liu , Jill Tang, and Hannah... Read more...
That fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by a group of strong independents —it’s available in Shanghai too. Here’s the shortlist of women’s organizations with an empowerment focus to join. Especially if all those International Women’s Day workshops have got you... Read more...
If you need a break from all the holiday cheer, here are some community events that look real good this week. Tonight Shaving in the Dark's hosting an animated movie night and tomorrow will bring a lecture on China’s Gender Gap from Hopkins China Forum. The launch of the... Read more...
Superwomen in Data is a series of conferences on all things digital organized by women for everyone. Fairly fresh, this November conference is only the organization’s second, yet they anticipate 150 attendees and have 5 key speakers fired up and ready to go. It’s all going down at
It’s my favorite time of year and not because I like to watch the leaves change from green to varying shades of orange—I just go weak in the knees for a good mustache. The Movember Shave-Off is at the Caxton tonight, making sure your lip ferret is on fleek for a cause. Later this week there'll be talks from
Just an FYI Shanghai Pride’s Red Ribbon Gala tickets are now up for grabs, with about half the tables already booked. The Gala will take place December 1 at Andaz (Xintiandi) and is meant to bring attention to AIDS/HIV prevention. Details on the event and tickets after... Read more...
Ladies, ladies, laaaadies. Seems like we're kicking butt lately in the way of community events. This week there'll be a charity boxing event for breast cancer prevention with More Than Aware and the International Professional Women's Society has got another event on for this... Read more...
Are you a woman? Are you a friend of womankind? International Professional Women's Society (IPWS) is having their annual kick off event this Thursday at that "7-Star" hotel, the Wanda Reign on the Bund. You don't need to be a member to go, you don't even have to be a woman. It's a chance to network with women executives here in... Read more...
This week, there’s a pop up book shop with 40 indie publications to check out. It’s the Jululu Indie Book Fest —but it’s actually happening on Shaanxi Bei Lu. All week long, the second floor of whimsical staple Daliah , will be a space where you can browse through the... Read more...
Guess how much I love you. Enough to tell you allllll about the community events going down this weekend. So in other words, I want to see you do something good for you! And we got a real assortment this weekend including: Beyond the Bund, yoga, a Queer-Talk-celebration, a Green Architecture Conference, and for the kiddos a play called Guess How Much I Love You . Something... Read more...
Ladies, new volunteer positions have opened up with Shanghai's Ladyfest , a yearly arts, music, and culture festival celebrating... your lady-ness. "Celebrating and empowering women", is the official line, actually. The Ladyfest organizers are hosting an info session for their upcoming Ladyfest, which should be occurring on and... Read more...
More than a charity fundraiser, the "Power Tribe" event features workshops and talks from leaders at Naked Hub XTD this Sunday . Speakers include Read more...
TEDxWomen Shanghai returns for its second year on Friday, October 28 at the Shanghai Centre . This year, the talk/networking series covers the global TED ... Read more...
Barcamp, the "user generated un-conference" is back, happening on Saturday, March 26 . They lost their original venue at the last minute, but were able to quickly secure a new location in Jing'an. This time around, Barcamp focuses on Drupal and open source, but speakers will also give talks on design,... Read more...
Just some events that don't happen in the club: meetups, networking nights, lectures and more. Check it out . The American organization Women Who Code begins their Shanghai chapter with their first meeting from 1-5pm on Thursday. (Men are also welcome.) Later in... Read more...
Tonight is the last Stay In Character filmmakers networking night of 2015. The gathering is advertised as an opportunity to meet "directors, editors, casting agents, script writers" and more. I didn't meet too many of those when I attended a night a few months back, but there were plenty of characters in the mix.... Read more...