The Estonian American National Council announces that Hon. Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia, will be the keynote speaker at the EANC’s November 5, 2016, gala event in San Francisco.
Kaljurand has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia since July 16, 2015; from 2011 to 2014, she was the Estonian ambassador to the United States and Mexico.
Gala ticket prices will go up Sept. 1 – make your reservations now with the order form below! Gala dinner tickets are $175 per person until Sept 1, $200 thereafter. A special price of $150 is available for young adults under the age of 30.
The full-day program includes a free panel series on topics such as transatlantic security, U.S.-Estonia relations, engaging with Estonian-American history, and EANC’s strategic future. Plenary session speaker will be Hon. James D. Melville, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia.
Also scheduled on Nov. 5: A luncheon with local Estonian entrepreneurs and investors hosted by Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley, Lennart Meri’s photography exhibit “The Waterfowl People,” the documentary short film “The Master Plan,” and a book signing for the “Estonians in America, 1945-1995: Exiles in a Land of Promise.”
2016 EANC awards recipients will be honored at Saturday evening’s gala awards dinner, with noted keynote speaker Hon. Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Estonia. Laura Põldvere will perform, and comedian Andy Valvur will emcee.
Make your hotel and travel arrangements now! Location and lodging: San Francisco Marriott Union Square (480 Sutter St.; tel: 415-398-8900). The special conference room rate ($209 per night) is available for 3 days both before and after the conference date (subject to availability). Mention the EANC when booking in order to receive the conference rate.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities for businesses, organizations, and individuals: take advantage of this great opportunity to reach attendees from around the Bay Area, the West Coast, and across the U.S. Contact Linda Rink at erku@estosite,org, or 215-546-5863.
For more information about the EANC and the Gala, visit www.estosite.org.