On the afternoon of October 8, a 2016 forum of protection and development of traditional cottages was held in No.2 meeting room. The forum was co-hosted by Carey College, Guizhou Academy of Social Sciences, Guizhou Anthropology Institution and Jishou University. And it was undertaken by Research Center of Southeast Guizhou Cottages, Coordinating and Innovating Center of Cultural Secession and Development of Miao and Dong Minority, Guizhou Research Center of Original Ecology Folk Culture and Southeast Guizhou Academy of Development and Research. Professor Zhang Xuemei, deputy dean of Carey College, hosted the opening of the forum.
In the afternoon, experts and scholars had an observation of the cultural protection and development of Huamiao District in the south, Langdeshang District in Leishan County, Gulu Cottage and so on.