30th International Churchill Conference Will Have Record Attendance
The thirtieth annual gathering of The Churchill Centre is due to start in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, 31 Oct. We are expecting record attendance at this year’s conference, a testimonial to the range and calibre of speakers on our program including Andrew Roberts, Sir David Cannadine and Paul Reid. The theme of the conference is “Winston Churchill: Perspectives on Leadership.” To view the complete conference program, CLICK HERE. To register online, simply CLICK HERE. Walk-up registration will also be accepted at the conference headquarters in the Park Hyatt Hotel at 24th & M Streets, NW, Washington starting at 9:00 am on October 31.
On Thursday morning at 9:30 am busses for optional tours of the National Crytological Museum and Dodona Manor (home of Gen. George C. Marshall) will be leaving from the Park Hyatt Hotel. The next event will be that evening at the hotel with our traditional Welcome Reception at 5:30 pm in the Gallery Ballroom. For first-time attendees, a special reception will be held at 5:00 pm in Salon 1-2 so that you may meet some of our Board members. The optional Washington-by-Night Tour will depart from the hotel at 6:30 pm.
On Friday morning, November 1st, walk-up conference registration will open at 8:00 am in the Marvin Center at The George Washington University, located at the corner of 22nd and H streets, NW. Buses will depart the Park Hyatt Hotel at 8:30 am to transport everyone to the Marvin Center. Registration and book sellers will be in Room 302 just across from the third-floor Grand Ballroom where conference panels will take place starting at 9:00 am. Lunch at noon will also be served in the Ballroom, and buses will return everyone to the Park Hyatt after the last afternoon session.
The optional Friday Reception and Dinner (business attire) featuring The George Washington University Singers and our special speaker, Randolph Churchill, will be in the Park Hyatt Gallery Ballroom beginning at 6:30 pm Friday evening.
Saturday, November 2, walk-up registration again will be open at 8 am at the Marvin Center with sessions beginning in the Grand Ballroom at 9 am. Buses will again be available to transport everyone to and from the Park Hyatt Hotel.
The conference culminates on Saturday evening with our traditional Gala Dinner (black tie, with small medals, or dark suit) in the Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel directly across the street from the Park Hyatt. Beginning at 6:30 pm, Steven Knapp, President of The George Washington University, will extend his greetings on behalf of the school, followed by our Keynote Speaker, David Eisenhower, who will be introduced by his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
If you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to call The Churchill Centre at 1-888-WSC-1874, or call Dan Myers at 1-630-512-9341.