Dear fellow friend of Macedonia:


I am honored to be the Honorary Chair of the 3rd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Global Conference on June 23-25, 2011, in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Macedonia's Independence. 


Celebrate Macedonia's progress, share your recollections of this remarkable journey, talk about the future, connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course, enjoy Washington, D.C.  I hope you will join us in this great celebration! 


In 2003, after I thought I retired from Macedonia, here comes Meto Koloski, a visiting student at American University's U.S. Foreign Policy program knocking on my door.  I agreed to meet him, had no idea what his intentions were, but here we are 8 years later, D.C. is the home of the leading Macedonian Diaspora organization in the world.  I cannot express how proud I am of these young Macedonians carrying on the work of our forefathers. 


The caliber of the conference UMD is planning is not easy to organize.  Our team here in D.C. has been working every day to ensure that the global Macedonian community has access to the top policymakers, leading thinkers, journalists, academics, and friends of Macedonia - in the heart of D.C.  We have a lot in store for you, from thought-provoking panel discussions and roundtables, awards ceremonies, to a rich cultural program full of wonderful folk performances, dancing, and traditional Macedonian delicacies. 


Bring your entire family and tell all your friends - this is a time to be proud and celebrate Macedonia.  Click HERE to register online and SAVE on registration, or HERE to learn more about the conference, including the program, confirmed speaker biographies, and hotel details. (You can also print the registration form and mail in with your payment by clicking HERE.) 


Your support is needed to ensure the success of the UMD Global Conference!  Please consider becoming a sponsor by clicking HERE, or being part of history by taking out an advertisement in the 20th Anniversary of Macedonia's Independence Commemorative Journal by clicking HERE.


As a friend of Macedonia, there is no better place to express your friendship than at the J.W. Marriott in the heart of Washington, D.C. from June 23-25, 2011.  Join me in celebrating Macedonia! 


Register TODAY!  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! 


I look forward to seeing you in June!


Yours truly,


Ambassador Ljubica Z. Acevska

Watch the Conference Promo Video by clicking HERE! and please spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, your Blog, LinkedIn, etc... and e-mail all your family and friends!  Thank you!