Consular Corps College

The National Association of Foreign Consuls in the United States

2018 Leadership in Promoting the Advancement of Consular Affairs in the United States Awardee Announced

March 5, 2018

The CCC will award its Leadership in Promoting the Advancement of Consular Affairs in the United States to His Excellency Daniel Gutierrez, Ambassador of Belize to the United States, at the Symposium Diplomatic Gala Dinner on March 21, 2018.   Ambassador Gutierrez will be presented with this award in recognition of his extraordinary support for the CCC by underwriting registration of all Belizean career and honorary consuls in this year’s Symposium.  Ambassador Gutierrez has demonstrated true leadership in the promotion of consular excellence in the US.  Congratulations, Ambassador Daniel Gutierrez!

Symposium Attendees Coming From Around the World and Across the US

February 24, 2018

Registrations are coming in quickly now that the Annual Symposium is less than a month away.  We are pleased to report that as of today, the attendees represent equal numbers of career and honorary consular officers from all five continents of the world.  They are coming from all over the United States and as far away as Alaska and Puerto Rico.  We look forward to welcoming everyone in just a few weeks.

Looking Ahead to the Symposium

February 10, 2018

The 2018 Symposium is only a little over six weeks away, and registrations are coming in from all around the US. We are happy to announce that many of the participants are completely new to the CCC and the Symposium. We also have new countries represented, as well. With our one-day concentration on consular trade promotion and a day of training on consular skills and disaster response assessment, this year’s Symposium couldn’t be more timely or valuable. Don’t wait to claim your place and to augment your consular expertise. Scroll up to the Events tab and click on Register Today.

Announcing the Newest Membership Category: Local Consular Corps Membership

January 31, 2018

On January 19, 2018, the Board of Chancellors approved the creation of a new membership category, Local Consular Corps Membership. Local consular corps around the US may now join as an affinity member. This new membership greatly enhances the value of membership in the local consular corps, while expanding the membership of the Consular Corps College.  Click on the Membership Benefits tab to find out all the details.

Superior Agenda Concentrates on Consular Trade Promotion

January 31, 2018

The 2018 Symposium Agenda is outstanding.  Take a look by clicking here!

New Symposium Dates Set!

November 14, 2017

After a difficult and challenging fall for so many of our consular colleagues and their foreign nationals, our members can attend the rescheduled Symposium this coming March 21st-23rd, 2018.  We have been able to retain all of the outstanding training sessions and speaker panels, as well as the Opening Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand.  As before, training and networking events will take place at the Embassy of Lithuania on Thursday, March 22nd, and at the Department of State on Friday, March 23rd.  Attendees are guaranteed the same excellence in offerings and opportunities.  Only the season, the spring flowers, and the beauty of Washington’s world-famous cherry blossoms will be different!

As an extra bonus, the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off officially Saturday March 24th, so anyone coming for the Symposium has the opportunity to stay a day or two longer to enjoy the festivities.  Register now to attend the Symposium and then stay for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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We have once again partnered with Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House to offer discounted rooms: Click Here to Book

2017 Symposium Postponed to March 2018

November 2, 2017

Consuls are nothing if not responsive, understanding, and flexible.  With the natural disasters and mass shooting of this past fall still affecting many of our members and their foreign national communities, a large number of our members cannot attend the Symposium in November.  We are postponing the Symposium until March 2018 so that they will be able to participate in this year’s outstanding programs and training sessions.  The new dates for this Symposium 2.0(18) will be announced very shortly to give everyone time to make arrangements.

Two Embassies Featured at 2017 Symposium

August 11, 2017

Attendees at the 2017 Symposium this November 15 – 17, 2017 will have the unique opportunity to attend the Opening Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand and to participate in a full day of training at the Embassy of Lithuania, in addition to a day at Main State.  Training programs at the Embassy of Lithuania will concentrate on Trade Promotion, while sessions at Main State will include hearing from and about the new leadership at the Department of State.

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership

May 11, 2017

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2017.  Once again, the annual dues are only $125.00 for Full Members (Consular and Protocol Officers), $75.00 for Associate Members (Supporting Consular Staff), and $1,000.00 for Corporate Members.  To renew your membership, go up to the menu bar, pull down the Membership Benefits tab, and click on the button Join Now to access the appropriate Membership Form.

2017 Symposium To Open With Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the Embassy of New Zealand

February 7, 2017

This year, the Symposium will open with a glittering Diplomatic Gala Dinner at the beautiful Embassy of New Zealand. Attendees will dine on fine food, savor excellent New Zealand wines, and meet Ambassadors, Federal Officials, and colleagues, all while being surrounded by warm New Zealand wood and flanked by a lush Kiwi “forest garden.”