WACA 2022 National Conference:
Navigating a Fractured World
November 15-18
The World Affairs Councils of America is excited to welcome all of you to the WACA 2022 National Conference this November 15-18 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC!

Register and visit our Conference website for regular updates on our developing agenda, distinguished speakers, and special activities. Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird discounts, good through September 23!

We encourage Councils to promote the WACA 2022 Conference: Navigating a Fractured World locally and on social media. The WACA National Office would be happy to assist with your publicity
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Early Bird pricing expires on Friday, September 23. Councils that purchase a Table of 8 benefit from a deeper discount and preferred seating locations!
  • $525 Student
  • $600 Council Staff (regular ticket: $675)
  • $650 Council Executive (regular ticket: $775)
  • $650 Board Member (regular ticket: $775)
  • $675 Council Member (regular ticket: $800)
  • $875 Non-Member (regular ticket: $950)
  • $5,000 Table of 8

Ticket prices do not include service and processing fees.
CONFERENCE AGENDA

Get ready for high caliber speakers, groundbreaking panels, expanded networking opportunities, and more!

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: WACA Board Meeting and 1918 Society Dinner (Members only!)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: Leadership Day Workshops (Council execs & staff only!)
  • Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 16-18: Keynote Speakers, Panels, and Exclusive Offsite Sessions
Remember to keep checking WACA Newsletters and the 2022 National Conference website for important updates to the agenda as well as announcements of new speakers and program details.
HOTEL INFORMATION
We are pleased to share that the hotel block is now open at the special rate of $294 / night plus tax (this rate applies to reservations as early as Nov. 14 and as late as Nov. 19). Given that the WACA Conference hotel block sells out early, we encourage you to book your room now!

Thanks to WACA's long-term contractual relationship with The Mayflower, we remind you to save the dates for the 2023 National Conference (Nov. 14-17). Be sure to mark your calendars!
Philip Roskamp
Former Prime Minister of Australia
U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs
Chan Tze Woon
Director of Blue Island
Peter Yam
Producer of Blue Island
In partnership with WACA, WorldQuest Weekly is produced by the Tennessee World Affairs Council, which offers customized subscriptions to the quiz for Council members. Most of the questions are drawn from both WACA's Weekly World News Update, and a curated news Twitter feed (@TNWAC). Contact pat@tnwac.org or visit tnwac.org/quiz for details.

Last week's winners (10/10)! Serge (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Carole (Portland, OR), Ridhi (IN).
Ljubomir Stambuk (L.J.)
President & CEO
WAC Charlotte
Jim Falk
Board of Directors
Program Chair
Global Santa Fe
Trina Medarev
Executive Director
WAC Jacksonville
While not all World Affairs Councils are membership organizations, many have found sustaining value in the opportunities generated by and for members. In some cases, a well-considered membership model can generate substantial revenue and grow the reach and impact of the organization. Join Council leaders from across the country on Thursday, August 18, at 3 p.m. Eastern time as they share what experience has taught them about membership structures and benefits and their best tips for optimizing membership revenue.

This session will feature Council leaderships from World Affairs Council of Charlotte, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, and Global Santa Fe.
NEW! Global Minnesota seeks to hire a President. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall seeks to hire a Programs and Special Events Coordinator and a Fundraising and Development Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received.
World Affairs (Northern California) seeks to hire an Outreach Program Officer. Applications will be reviewed as received.

World Affairs Council of Jacksonville seeks to hire a Director of Education and Community Outreach. Applications will be reviewed as received.
World Affairs Council of New Orleans seeks to hire a Board Member/Fellow. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Global Santa Fe seeks to hire a Program Officer for Education and an Associate Director of Development and Membership. Applications will be reviewed as received.
International Institute of Buffalo offers various opportunities from Director of Finance to Operations Leader. To learn more about these openings, please visit their careers section.
Columbus Council on World Affairs seeks to hire a Cultural Competence Trainer. Applications will be reviewed as received.
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a Development Manager and a Youth Programming Coordinator. Applications are due Friday, July 29.
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to hire a Membership Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Vermont Council on World Affairs seeks to hire an AmeriCorps Vista Youth Program Coordinator. Applications will be reviewed as received.
WACA is seeking applicants for our Fall 2022 Internship program. Please submit a resume and cover letter to waca@worldaffairscouncils.org by Monday, August 8. Interns will work on-site at our DC headquarters for the duration of the internship to support the upcoming 2022 National Conference.


Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we are unable to acknowledge each applicant personally. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted; no phone calls, please.
Monday 8/1

International Relations Council (Kansas City) presents “Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable Meeting” (Virtual)

Tuesday 8/2

Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts Dan Schnur, Professor at the University of Southern California, for “The Dan Schnur Political Report” (Virtual)

World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts Philip Roskamp, U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, for “A Life of Foreign Service” (In person)

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents “CSWAC Book Club” (In person)

International Relations Council (Kansas City) presents “Global Affairs Book Club: Sovietistan” (Virtual)

Montana World Affairs Council presents “Paddleheads Community Night” (In person)

Wednesday 8/3

International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Jay Sjerven, President Emeritus of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, for “What's Happening at the United Nations?” (Virtual)

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosts a panel of experts for “International Young Leaders Conference | We Care: Saving Our Future” (Virtual)

Saturday 8/6

World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Chan Tze Woon, Director of Blue Island, and Peter Yam, Producer of Blue Island, for “Blue Island Film Screening and Q&A” (In person)

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents “Best of the West Wing Fest!” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents “Celebrating 75 Years of India's Independence” (In person)