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WACA Leadership and Board Meetings: June 8-10


WACA is  pleased to announce that the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will graciously host the Spring 
Leadership Meeting for Councils on June 8-9
, one day before the WACA National Board's Summer Meeting on June 10
The program opens with a welcome reception (to which a prominent foreign policy expert has been invited) on Thursday, June 8. Spring Leadership workshops will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Friday, June 9. Including a keynote luncheon with  Dr. Chris Howard, President of Robert Morris University. 

Book your hotel now at WACA's group rates! 
We've arranged group hotel blocks at Kimpton Hotel Monaco and Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown (for up to three nights).
See hotel details and reservation links below. 

Spring Leadership Meeting Registration Fee: $50 per person. Register here today! 

Dr. Chris Howard is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned a doctorate in politics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He also has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Dr. Howard's service to his country began as a helicopter pilot, then as an intelligence officer, where he was assigned to the elite Joint Special Operations Command. After 9/11, he served in Afghanistan in the Air Force Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star. He also served as the Reserve Air Attaché to Liberia. Dr. Howard won the Campbell Trophy, the nation's highest academic award for a senior college football player. Dr. Howard is the founder and a trustee of the Impact Young Lives Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings South African college students of color to the US for summer educational and cultural tours.

The full Spring Leadership Meeting agenda and activities will be announced shortly.  We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh! 
Choose your Hotel: 
Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In addition to the great rate of $239, guests enjoy:
  • Complimentary hosted evening wine hour, morning coffee and tea.
  • Complimentary WIFI in guest rooms.
  • One complimentary upgrade to Kind Spa room with VIP amenity and nightly turndown services.
  • Please make your reservations by Thursday, May 18, 2017 to receive your group rate.
Reservations may also be made by calling 1-855-338-3837 and reference WACA Meeting.
Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown

Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown 
745 Grant Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In addition to the great rate of $149, here are some of the amenities our group will enjoy: 
  • FREE HOT QUIKSTART Breakfast - At Drury, "hot" means Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more
  • FREE 5:30 Kickback - Enjoy a variety of free snacks - like salads, soups and more - and cold beverages from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • FREE Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.
  • FREE Wireless Internet Access - High speed Internet in all rooms and the lobby
  • FREE Soda and Popcorn - From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby
Please make your reservations by Sunday, May 7, 2017 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.  Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800- 325-0720 and refer to your group number (2306122).

The World Affairs Councils of America 

1200 18th St., NW, Suite 902, Washington, DC 20036

Phone (202) 833-4557  Fax (202) 833-4555

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