We cordially invite you to the 17th International Workshop on Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents, which will be held in Beijing, China, July 25 to July 28, 2014. Researchers working on all aspects of KSHV and related viruses are invited to attend the workshop and present their exciting work. The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary for the discovery of KSHV. We are making every effort to bring you an exciting forum for the presentation and exchange of the most recent research findings as well as ideas and directions on KSHV and related viruses. We hope that you will also take this opportunity to reacquaint with old colleagues and meet new friends, and to experience the rich Chinese culture, ancient and modern scenic views and delicious Chinese food. The meeting will be held at the Friendship Hotel of Beijing, one of the largest garden-style hotels in Asia. It provides comfortable meeting facilities and affordable housing accommodations, and is conveniently reached via the Beijing Capital International Airport, which connects to major airports all over the world. The Friendship Hotel is located in the heart of ZhongGuanCun Hi-Tech Zone, close to Tsinghua University and Peking University. Nearby attractions include the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City (Imperial Palace) and Bird Nest (National Olympic Stadium).