2019 Symposium and Celebration Gala

November 13 – 15, 2019 | Washington, DC

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Dirksen Senate Building
Speakers include Sen. John R. Thune (R-SD), Invited
and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Symposium Training Days, Thursday and Friday, November 14 & 15, 2019
Training Sessions will take place in the Washington Corporate Offices of BMW Group, 900 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

2019 area of concentration:  Consular Promotion of Cultural, Educational, Scientific, and Technological Exchange

Hear from State Department and Homeland Security officials, as well as representatives from Amgen, Google, Oracle, the Fulbright Exchange Program, the National Institutes of Health, and more!

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Session Topics Include:

How the Department of State Promotes Educational and Cultural Affairs

Understanding Customs Requirements and Procedures for Bringing In Goods, Materials, and Artifacts for Events

How the Department of State Promotes Educational and Cultural Affairs

Meet and Hear from OFM’s New Director

OFM’s Outreach

The Secrets of Putting on Successful Cultural Events: Two Case Studies

How Do Industry Giants Identify and Support Innovative Ideas Globally, and How Can Consuls Integrate with Their Programs?

The Insider’s Guide to Arranging Scientific, Technological, and Educational Exchange Programs

Essential Exchange Resources and Scholarships: Connecting with Foundations, Exchange Programs, and Institutions

Visas for Cultural, Scientific, and Educational Exchanges

Change in Visa Status – When Exchange Program Participants Obtain Work in the United States

The Sister Cities Program: Forging International Understanding Two Cities at a Time and How Consuls Can Collaborate

Estates with Foreign Heirs and Beneficiaries

Handling the Unexpected – An Interactive Exchange

Vin d’Honneur

Register NOW to reserve your space!
Full Members, 2019 Dues Already Paid: $675.00
Full Members, Including 2019 Dues, Early Bird Price: $800.00
Full Members with Affinity Benefits Enjoy the Early Bird Rates Anytime
Full Members with Affinity Discount, 2019 Dues Already Paid: $575.00
Full Members with Affinity Discount, Including 2019 Dues: $675.00
Basic Members: $950.00
(Any accredited consular officer, No benefits)
Non-Members: $1,500.00