Professional Fellows Congress

In 2018, over 500 Professional Fellows from 48 countries and territories will participate in the Professional Fellows Congresses, two conferences focused on building international networks and fostering leadership development.

The events will take place May 30-June 1 and November 14-16 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 social responsibility, and professional trainings focused on leadership and promoting your work.

The Professional Fellows Program and Congresses are made possible through generous grants from with the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The program focuses on emerging international and American leaders working in the areas of civic engagement, economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and governance and society. It is implemented by 14 grantee organizations across the U.S.

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/]

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:

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]

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

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

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 234-0700
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham

Adams Morgan 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!

Looking for a good meal? Check out this list [https://washington.org/places-to-eat/adams-morgan-washington-dc] of the best restaurants in Adams Morgan.

Here is a list of fun things to do in and around the neighborhood.

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 Spring 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 “Spring 2018 Professional Fellows Congress” and select open.

Step Three: Set up your profile and begin networking!

We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 30!

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