ACPC Youth Conference 2005

This year's Youth Leadership Conference was held in Washington, DC on June 19 - 25, 2005. There were 19 participants. For information about the YLC, click here.

Here are reports prepared by participants and organizers:
by Jessica (html)       by Monica (html)        
ACPC Press release (PDF)

The schedule for the Conference was as follows:

Sunday, June 19

Check-in at George Washington University dormitory.
6:00 PM - Orientation session, pizza dinner

Monday, June 20                       <Photos>

9:30 AM: Opening session at American Center of Polish Culture
  Welcome by Co-Chairs on behalf of ACPC
  Welcome by Dr. Estelle von Wachtel-Torres on behalf of PAAA
  Keynote: The essence of leadership, Stanley Glod, V.P. of Boeing Corp.
12:00 PM: Bus tour of Washington - Gordon Kray, sculptor

 Tuesday, June 21                     

10:00 AM: Institute of World Politics               <Photos>
  Address by Dr. John Lenczowski, Institute Founder and Director
12:00 PM: Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Buffet Lunch
Presentation by Embassy staff on Embassy & Consular operations.
3:00 PM: American Enterprise Institute (conservative think tank)                         <Photos>
Meeting with Radek Sikorski, Executive Director of AEI's New Atlantic Initiative, former Deputy Minister of Defense and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Poland.
5:30 PM: Presentation on aspects of Poland's image in the press:
"Polish" concentration camps?
by Paulina Migalska, YLC alumna (2001)  

Wednesday, June 22                  <Photos>

10:00 AM:   Meeting with Attorney Mark Brzezinski, McGuireWoods
1:00 PM: International Trade Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, Reagan Office Building
Presentation by Dr. Susanne Lotarski, Director of the Office of Eastern Europe, Russia and the Independent States, and Roza Pace, Senior Project Manager, International Trade Administration
3:30 PM: Meeting with Mark Thiessen, Deputy Director of Presidential Speechwriting, Eisenhower Executive Office Building (formerly known as Old Executive Office Building), White House Annex.
6:30 PM: Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Book presentation: Author Francis Kajencki spoke about his new book The Pulaski Legion and other books on Poles in America.
Buffet reception followed

Thursday, June 23                 <Photos>

10:00 AM: Meeting with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio
Rayburn House Office Building
11:30 AM: International Spy Museum
Meeting with Peter Earnest, Executive Director;
Museum visit
6:30 PM: Dinner at Front Page Grill, Arlington, Virginia
Dinner Speaker: Jane Cowley, Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau for International Organization, Office of Technical Specialized Agencies, U.S. Department of State.

Friday, June 24                    <Photos>

9:30 PM:  Tour of U.S. Capitol, arranged by Congr. Marcy Kaptur
1:30 PM: Chemonics International, a firm that implements and executes foreign assistance programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Presentation by Agnieszka Gnoinska, YLC alumna (2001).
3:30 PM: Ashoka, a non-profit organization that funds individuals organizing social and community programs around the world.
Presentation by Paulina Migalska, YLC alumna (2001).
6:30 PM:  Gala closing dinner:
Sequoia Restaurant overlooking the Potomac River.
Guests included Deborah Majka, ACPC President and several members of PAAA.

Saturday, June 25              <Photos>

11:00 AM:  Author Benjamin Weiser presented his book A Secret Life about Col. Ryszard Kuklinski.
He autographed copies of the book, which were provided to each participant by the Conference.