The annual international conference on non-perturbative/background independent quantum gravity will take place from 2 to 8 August 2009 at Beijing Normal University in China. It stands in the tradition of Loops '04 in Marseille, Loops '05 in Potsdam and Loops '07 in Morelia, but is more concentrated on the issues and approaches closely related to loop quantum gravity.The main topics include:
Loop quantum gravity
Loop quantum cosmology and other symmetric models
Spin foams and their low energy ramifications
Fundamental questions of quantum gravity
Cosmology related to quantum gravity
Phenomenology of quantum gravity.