Registration for 2019 Symposium Now Open!

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 1:13 am

Register now for the very special 2019 50th Anniversary Symposium, November 13 – 15, 2019 in Washington, DC!

To mark this milestone in the Consular Corps College’ history, we will open the Symposium with a 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala Wednesday night, November 13th, on Capitol Hill, featuring Senators John R. Thune (R-SD), Invited, and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) as speakers.  Guests will include Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Senior Members of the Department of State, Past and Present, Past CCC Deans, Symposium attendees and guests.

The Symposium agenda is packed with outstanding training sessions on a wide range of consular issues and topics.  Our one-day deep dive this year will be on Consular Promotion of Cultural, Educational, Scientific, and Technological Exchange.  Topics include:

How the Department of State Promotes Educational and Cultural Affairs
Ms. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State, Invited

Understanding Customs Requirements and Procedures for Bringing In Goods, Materials, and Artifacts for Events
Mr. Cliff Seagroves, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Missions, US Department of State

The Secrets of Putting on Successful Cultural Events: Three Case Studies
HE Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ambassador of the African Union
TH Kathleen Blakely, Honorary Consul General of Japan, Las Vegas, NV and CCC Chancellor
TH Marit Lee Kucera, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, Minneapolis, MN

How Do Industry Giants Identify and Support Innovative Ideas Globally, and How Can Consuls Integrate with Their Programs?
Mr. Nicholas Cosenza, Senior Manager, International Affairs, AMGEN
Ms. Ria Bailey, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google
Mr. Prosser Stirling, Senior Director, Global Development, Oracle

The Insider’s Guide to Arranging Scientific, Technological, and Educational Exchange Programs
TH Nurten Ural, Honorary Consul General of Turkey, Detroit, MI

Essential Exchange Resources and Scholarships: Connecting with Foundations, Exchange Programs, and Institutions
Dr. Peter Kilmarx, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Ms. Sherry Keneson-Hall, Branch Chief, Fulbright Scholarship Board, US Department of State
TBD, Rockfeller Foundation

Welcome to the Bureau of Consular Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Carl C. Risch

Visas for Cultural, Scientific, and Educational Exhanges
Mr. Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State, Invited

Change in Visa Status – When Exchange Program Participants Obtain Work in the United States
TBD, Policy Officer, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, US Department of Homeland Security
TBD, Program Officer, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, US Department of Homeland Security

The Sister Cities Program: Forging International Understanding Two Cities at a Time and How Consuls Can Collaborate
TH Sherman Banks, Honorary Consul of Ghana in the Arkansas Delta Region and CCC Chancellor

Estates with Foreign Heirs and Beneficiaries
Bruce Zagaris, Esq., Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP

Handling the Unexpected – An Interactive Exchange
TH Theo Neilly, Consul General, Consulate General of The Bahamas, Washington, DC, Invited
TH Walter Hickel, Honorary Consul of Austria in Alaska, Invited

TH Cynthia Gutierrez, Honorary Consul of Brazil in South Texas and CCC Chancellor

Awarding of the Certificates in Consular Training

Vin d’Honneur

Click here to register today!

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