Professional Fellows Congress

In 2018, more than 550 Professional Fellows from 60 countries and territories will participate in the Professional Fellows Congresses, two conferences sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government that are focused on building international networks and fostering leadership development. The Congresses have been administered by ACYPL since 2015.

The events will take place May 29-June 2 and November 13-17 in Washington, DC. The Congresses mark the end of 5-6 weeks of professional fellowships undertaken by each participant in the Professional Fellows Program. The 3-day conference includes keynote addresses from thought leaders, panel discussions on topics like how to make an impact and professional trainings focused on leadership and promoting your work.

The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is supported in its implementation by 15 U.S. not-for-profit organizations including ACYPL. The program focuses on emerging international and American leaders working in the areas of civic engagement, economic empowerment, and governance and society.

American Councils for International Education
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.americancouncils.org/]

American Council of Young Political Leaders
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[http://acypl.org/]

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Program Focus: Civic Engagement
[http://www.aucd.org/template/index.cfm]

East-West Center
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[https://www.eastwestcenter.org/]

Institute for Training & Development
Program Focus: Cross Sector – Environmental Sustainability
[http://www.itd-amherst.org/]

International Center for Journalists
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[http://www.icfj.org/]

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Program Focus: Environmental Sustainability
[https://icma.org/]

Legacy International
Program Focus: NGO Development
[http://www.legacyintl.org/]

National Committee on United States-China Relations
Program Focus: NGO Development
[https://www.ncuscr.org/]

Michigan State University
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[http://aap.isp.msu.edu/]

University of Montana
Program Focus: Civic Engagement
[http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/]

University of Oklahoma
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[http://www.ou.edu/gaylord.html]

World Learning
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[https://www.worldlearning.org/]

WorldChicago
Program Focus: Economic Empowerment
[http://www.worldchicago.org/]

WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.
Program Focus: Governance and Society
[http://www.wsos.org/]

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-3000

Dupont Circle is a vibrant neighborhood in Northwest DC, home to many restaurants, bars, and easily accessible from public transportation. If you would like to see what else the city has to offer, hop on the Red Line downtown to check out DC’s famous monuments and museums. Have fun exploring and networking around town after the Congress!

Need help getting around? Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website [https://www.wmata.com/], or view a map of the rail lines here [https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/].

Join the Professional Fellows conversation!
Share your thoughts, experiences, insights, and impressions with the Professional Fellows community using the hashtags #profellows or #pfcongress.

US Department of State Professional Fellows Division
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProFellows
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProFellows/

US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECAatState
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExchangeProgramsAtState?_rdr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exchangeourworld/

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Get the 2018 Professional Fellows Congress Mobile App!

ACYPL has developed a special mobile application for the Fall 2018 Professional Fellows Congress! Network with fellow attendees, view schedules and speakers bios, participate in live Q+As, and much more!

Step One: Download the App!

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the app on the device you’re bringing to the event.

Don’t have iOS or Android? Skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 2 to verify your account and use the mobile web version of the app.

Step Two: Search for “Fall 2018 Professional Fellows Congress” and select open.

Step Three: Set up your profile and begin networking!

We’re looking forward to seeing you on November 13!

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