The Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on 27–29 October 2016. The Conference theme will be “Churchill: Friends and Contemporaries” and will focus on the myriad and fascinating relationships between Churchill and his wide range of friends and contemporaries—from politicians to soldiers, statesmen to writers, friends to family members.
In announcing the Conference, The Churchill Centre’s Executive Director Lee Pollock noted, “There is no statesman of the twentieth century whose career, in length or importance, can equal that of Winston Churchill. In his historic life, Churchill interacted with an unequalled range of personalities around the globe—friends, colleagues, rivals, and even enemies.”
Pollock continued, “The Centre’s Thirty-third International Conference will explore Churchill’s unique life through the lens of his multi-faceted personal and professional relationships. A wide variety of panel sessions will shed new light on Churchill’s character and personality and how those relationships impacted his life and career.”
Churchill Centre Chairman Laurence Geller CBE added, “We are delighted that the Centre’s signature annual event will be returning to Washington in 2016 and will coincide with the opening of our new National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University. The Conference will feature exciting new speakers, fascinating topics, and a gala black-tie dinner in one of Washington’s most important historic buildings, not otherwise open to the public.”
The Conference will open with a reception and buffet dinner on Thursday, 27 October featuring specially selected entertainment themed to the Second World War. This will be followed by a full day of sessions on Friday, 28 October including a luncheon and guest speaker. After the Friday night gala black-tie dinner, sessions will continue the morning of Saturday, 29 October, and the Conference will conclude with lunch and an afternoon tour of the new National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University. The Conference will also feature optional side visits to one or more of Washington’s most important historic attractions.
For more information on the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference, please contact Lee Pollock, Executive Director, at [email protected] or (312) 263-5637.
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