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36th International Churchill Conference October 29-31, 2019 - Washington, D.C.

The 36th International Churchill Conference will take place on October 29-31, 2019 at the Washington Georgetown Marriott in Washington, D.C. just a half mile from the National Churchill Library and Center.

This year’s conference theme is Churchill: Masters of our Fate.

The month of the conference coincides with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Churchill’s involvement in the Cold War (he famously coined the term “Iron Curtain” in 1946) will be explored by leading scholars.

The opening night reception will take place at Anderson House, the historic headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, on Tuesday, October 29. Winston Churchill visited Anderson House during a trip to Washington, D.C. on January 16, 1952.

Following the conclusion of the conference on October 31 at noon, there will be a screening of Churchill and the Movie Mogul, a brilliant new documentary by filmmaker John Fleet about Winston Churchill’s relationship with Alexander Korda, the primary founder of the British film industry. Fleet, who wrote about this subject in Finest Hour 179, will speak directly after the screening.

Award-winning author Andrew Roberts, author of the best-selling biography Churchill: Walking with Destiny, has joined our lineup of speakers.

More program details will be posted during the coming months. We look forward to seeing you in Washington this October.

Tickets are now on sale. Reserve your place

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 29:  Opening Reception
  • Wednesday, October 30: Panel sessions and black-tie gala dinner
  • Thursday, October 31: Panel sessions and screening of the new film Churchill and the Movie Mogul

Optional Tours

The first day of the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown Marriott October 29–31, will include an optional tour to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic home on the banks of the Potomac River. 

In place of Mt. Vernon, attendees may also choose to tour Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington that is the former residence of businesswoman, philanthropist, and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood is known for its decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on a Russian collection that includes Fabergé eggs and one of the country’s finest collections of orchids.

The two separate tours are scheduled for the same time on Tuesday, October 29th, so it is necessary to choose one or the other. Tour admission is automatically included for all Blenheim Package ticket holders. If you prefer not to select the Blenheim Package, you may still sign up for either tour when you register for the conference at a cost of $50 per person.


A block of rooms has been reserved at special conference rates, which you can book online directly with Marriott here.

If you prefer to book your rooms by phone, you can do so on the Marriott Group Reservations line. Please quote ‘International Churchill Conference.’

Reservations Toll-Free: 877-212-5752
Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009

More details to be released soon.

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