Churchill: War and Peace

6-8 October 2022

National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
America's National Churchill Museum, Fulton, Missouri

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2022 International Churchill Conference

The International Churchill Society, America's National Churchill Museum, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial are pleased to announce that the 39th International Churchill Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri 6-8 October 2022. This will be the first North American conference for three years.

Tickets are available to join us in person at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, in uniform, leaving the Guildhall during the visit of the French President. (The uniform is that of the Elder Brother of Trinity House). 1 January 1913 ©

The 39th International Churchill Conference will take place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri and America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri

 The conference theme is “Churchill: War and Peace.” The Conference will examine and explore the most important facets of Sir Winston Churchill’s extraordinary legacy: the difficulty and dangers of waging war and the challenges of preserving peace. Given the tumultuous state of global affairs, with new and growing threats to international security ever present, we will draw upon the study of the past and learn from some of today’s most qualified experts and authorities to gain a better understanding of our world today

What to expect at the conference

Conference venues

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The Society and America’s National Churchill Museum have a strong partnership and mutual mission to advance Churchill’s legacy as he moves from memory to history. It was at Westminster College, where Churchill, accompanied by Missouri’s own President Truman, delivered one of his most famous and impactful speeches, “The Sinews of Peace,” in which he introduced the phrase “Iron Curtain” into the lexicon of modern geopolitics. The Museum, which includes a magnificent Christopher Wren church relocated from London to Fulton, has long been one of the world’s leading Churchillian institutions. It is also the site of Breakthrough, a monumental sculpture made from sections of the Berlin Wall by artist, Edwina Sandys, and grand-daughter of Clementine and Winston Churchill.

America's National Churchill Museum
501 Westminster Ave
Fulton, MO 65251
+1 573-592-5369

The National World War I Museum and Memorial, with its world-class collection and programs, is the perfect host venue for the conference. Attendees will have access to every exhibition, including the recently-opened “War Remains,” a virtual-reality experience that takes you to the front lines of the Western Front—where Churchill served on the front lines.

National World War I Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
+1 816-888-8100


Due to ongoing concerns regarding travel, we will issue a 100% refund by request for conference tickets. This request can be made up to the first day of the conference. Please note that arrangements with The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center must be organized separately and are subject to their cancellation policies. 

Kansas City is very accessible with non-stop flights from over 45 cities including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

The Society has a block of rooms at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, which is a 7-minute walk to the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Reserve a room today at special conference pricing.

The Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecture

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that historian Tim Bouverie will be the 2022 Stephen and Jane Poss Distinguished Churchill Lecturer.

Bouverie is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill and the Road to War, which received critical acclaim and was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. A Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Tim is now working on a sequel entitled Allies at War.

Winston Churchill

All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom; Justice; Honour; Duty; Mercy; Hope.

14 May 1947, United Europe Meeting, Albert Hall, London

Winston Churchill Signature

Conference Sponsorship

Will you help us reach an event wider global audience?

Conference sponsorships range from $5,000 to $100,000 and include many benefits based on the level.  

Would you like to discuss conference sponsorship further?
Please get in touch with International Churchill Society Executive Director Justin Reach at +1-202-929-0309 or email him here.

Conference Sponsors

Benefactor: $5,000
Jay and Kelly Policastro
George and Ellen McKnight
Wade Dyke
The Kimball Foundation
Donald Jr., and Lorraine Lofe
Neal F. and Ann M. Perryman
Larry Berlin and Ariana Gammel
J. Kenyon Eagon and Heather Burns Eagon

Bronze: $10,000
Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet
Philip and Erin Boeckman
Robert and Regina Muehlhauser
Jack and Barbara Bovender
Harold and Kathy Oakley
Laurence Geller
Jim and Melanie Bennett
Ron and Eleanor Luke
Missouri Humanities Council

Silver: $25,000
Stephen and Jane Poss

Gold: $50,000
LL&P Philanthropies
Colin Brown
Richard Mahoney

Platinum: $100,000
The Ricketts Family

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39th International Churchill Conference

6-8 OCTOBER 2022

Travel and Accommodation

All delegates are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and booking accommodation. Discounted accommodation can be booked at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, which is a 7-minute walk to the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Speakers are still to be announced. Please note that all speakers may not be appearing in person and will be presenting virtually (details to be confirmed).

Winston Churchill

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow.

March 5, 1946, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri

Winston Churchill Signature

Sculpture of Winston Churchill at America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri


Will the conference be Covid safe?

Yes, absolutely. Durning the conference, we will be following all of latest health advice to keep all delegates safe. 

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