Federation of Alliances Françaises USA Convention and Annual Meeting 2016 Minneapolis

October 20–22, 2016

The Annual Meeting and Convention will feature a rich offering of workshops and panel discussions that will facilitate networking and the exchange of useful information and best practices among colleagues from throughout the Alliance Française réseau in the United States. Most sessions are held in English.

The 2016 Convention and Annual Meeting will take place at The Marquette, a Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. While room reservations are now closed for this hotel, the Alliance Française of Minneapolis and St. Paul has arranged for a special group rate at the nearby Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection for $189/night. To make reservations, call 888-717-8853 or 612-340-2000 for the hotel directly or make your reservations online by using the following link: Book your group rate for Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Please note that the last day to book at this hotel is October 7, 2016.

The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA board of directors is pleased to announce that United Airlines is the official airline for our 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention. United is offering discounted flights to all participants and their guests who attend our meeting in Minneapolis, October 20-22. You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZXB6936919 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 936919; Z Code: ZXB6.

Program at a Glance: On Thursday night, Oct. 20, we'll kick off with an Opening Reception, 6-8pm (attendance is optional). Then on Friday and Saturday we'll have a full slate of workshops and meetings from 9am to 5pm each day. We'll wrap up with a Closing Reception, 6-7:30pm on Saturday (attendance optional). On Sunday at 11am we'll offer an optional guided tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, for those interested. (AF Directors may attend optional Directors' meetings, held in French, on Thursday daytime, prior to the Opening Reception; contact the Delegation for more info on that option.)

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2016 Workshop Preview

Workshop Presentations

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New in 2016: Most workshops will be presented by carefully coordinated panels representing the experience of 2-3 Alliances - their overriding goal is to give each and every participant useful "take-aways" to apply to their own Alliances.

Another new feature this year is a tradeshow-like format called "Ask the Experts" where representatives of different topic areas will be at stationary booths that the participants will visit for individual Q&A, so that ALL your questions can get asked and answered.