Esperanto-USA 58th National Conference Washington DC: Land of Freedom
Esperanto-USA 58th National Conference
May 28-31, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Land of Freedom
"Land of freedom, land of the future, I salute you!" With these words, the creator of Esperanto L.L. Zamenhof began his speech at the 6th World Congress of Esperanto, held in Washington in 1910. This year we invite you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event with us, again in Washington, for the 58th National Conference of Esperanto USA. We will enjoy the Memorial Day festivities of the capital, and the Esperanto atmosphere of the conference.
We sincerely hope that you will consider contributing something to the program. Whether a lecture, instruction of a game or a hobby, or a guided excursion, anything is welcome. According to the chosen theme "Land of freedom," we suggest content related to the 100 year heritage of Esperanto in the USA, and of course its future. We intend to explore this theme from the viewpoints of both historic facts and ideals. It is clear from the speech of Zamenhof (available here) that he came to the US full of optimism. He viewed the US as a model of his vision for all of humanity, people of diverse races and cultures united by a common language. We will consider the aptness of that parallelism in 1910 and today.
To propose a program activity, please contact the local committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exact program will take shape from the proposals that we receive, but here is a rough schedule:
Friday, May 28
EUSA Board meeting, all day at the hotel.
Before-conference excursion in Washington.
Social reception, 7pm at the hotel.
Saturday, May 29
Opening Ceremony, morning.
All day conference.
Banquet in the evening at the restaurant "Tragara" in Bethesda.
Auction and other events, after the banquet at the hotel.
Sunday, May 30
Possibly a brief public program in English.
Entertainment Program, evening at the hotel.
Proposals for public presentations and entertainment strongly desired!
Monday, May 31
Half-day conference, morning.