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Daily Schedule for the 27th International Churchill Conference

All Events at the Stern Ballroom, College of Charleston, unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration and Hospitality Centre

Francis Marion Hotel, Lobby Mezzanine


Thursday, March 24, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Hospitality Centre

Francis Marion Hotel, Lobby Mezzanine


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hobcaw Barony and Low Country Boil

Meet in Hotel Lobby to board buses.


5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

First Time Attendees Reception

Francis Marion Hotel, Pinckney Room, Mezzanine Level


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception – Cash Bar

Francis Marion Hotel, Gold Room

Greetings from Mayor Joseph P. Riley

Meet with speakers, panelists and friends.

Dinner on your own.

Friday, March 25, 2011

(business casual attire for all sessions)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Stern Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Session

Kenneth L. Childs, Chairman of the Day Welcome:

Randolph Churchill

Dr. Brian McGee, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the President, College of Charleston

Charleston Sesquicentennial:

Robert Rosen, Attorney


9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Second Session – University of South Carolina

Judith Kambestad, Chairman

E. Conyers O’Bryan Churchill Collection: The Teaching Potential of a Churchill Collection

Speaker – Patrick Scott, Director, Irvin Dept. of Rare Books & Special Collections and Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus


10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Coffee Break – Sales & Book signing


10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC): The Making and Use of Newsreels Then and Now

Speaker – Greg Wilsbacher, Curator, USC/MIRC


11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Third Session – Defender of the Realm

Speaker – Paul Reid

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.


Stern Ballroom Foyer

A casual lunch. Showing of unseen newsreel footage archived at USC/MIRC


1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Fourth Session – Hardball Panel

Chris Matthews, Chairman


Randolph Churchill

Warren Kimball

Lynne Olson

Allen Packwood


2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Coffee Break – Sales & Book signing


2:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Fifth Session – Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Lee Pollock, Chairman

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Optional Reception – Cash Bar

Francis Marion Hotel, Carolina Ballroom Foyer


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Optional Dinner (Business Attire)

Carolina Ballroom

Daniel N. Myers, Chairman

Speaker: Lynne Olson, Reports from London

Saturday, March 26, 2011


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Stern Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

D. Craig Horn, Chairman of the Day

Sixth Session – Churchill and Baruch

Kenneth L. Childs, Chairman

Speaker: Prof. Joseph Stukes

9:45 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Seventh Session – WSC, FDR, and Uncle Joe:

How the Big Three Managed the Media

Speaker: Warren F. Kimball


10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Churchill Tours

Celia Sandys

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break – Sales & Book signing


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Eighth Session – Making the News: How Young Winston Churchill Used the Media to Make His Name

Speaker: Allen Packwood, Curator, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ninth Session – The State of Churchill’s Reputation

Speaker – Andrew Roberts

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Stern Center Foyer

A casual lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

On to London

London Churchill Conference, October 2011

Speaker: Allen Packwood

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Eleventh Session – Keeper of the Churchill Flame

Speaker – Lee Pollock

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The Havengore

Chris Ryland’s triptych composed from newsreels of The Havengore carrying Churchill’s casket up the Thames.


Optional Gala Dinner (Black Tie)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional Reception (Cash Bar)

Francis Marion Hotel Lobby


7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dinner

Colonial Ballroom

Lee Pollock, Chairman

Speaker: Celia Sandys, Living in the Churchill Spotlight


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Optional Tours:

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Middleton Plantation Tour

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon Walking Tour of Charleston


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