Washington, DC (JBANC) --- The ninth Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) conference being held in Washington, DC on April 1-2, 2011 will commemorate fifty years of activism for the Baltic cause.
JBANC, founded in 1961, will hold its half-century conference at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill: http://washingtoncourthotel.co....
The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers will be giving the keynote address at the conference on Saturday, April 2.
Friday's program will include a congressional briefing and evening discussion and reception.
Main conference themes will center on:
1) retrospective look at accomplishments over the past 50 years, including in the past 20 years since the restoration of Baltic independence;
2) current transatlantic and security issues - energy and cyber security, military and economic concerns;
3) activism and ongoing projects - support for democracy in Belarus; the Stalin statue controversy, etc.
The line-up of speakers includes British journalist (The Economist) Edward Lucas, foreign affairs analyst Paul Goble, experts from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and many others.
The basic registration fee for the conference is $180. Registration forms are at: http://www.jbanc.org/files/Reg....
The Washington Court Hotel is offering special hotel room rates for attendees at $169/night if reservations are booked by March 1, 2011. Reservations can be made by calling either 1-202-628-2100 or 1-800-321-3010 and mentioning JBANC's conference.
Additional information about the conference and updates will be updated on JBANC’s website and on Facebook and Twitter at: http://twitter.com/JBANCchatte.... For any questions related to the conference, please contact JBANC at: (tel.) 301-340-1954.
JBANC represents the Estonian American National Council, Inc., the American Latvian Association, Inc., and the Lithuanian American Council, Inc.
JBANC 2011 Conference to Commemorate 50 Years of Activism for the Baltic Cause