2016 Symposium by the World War One Historical Association in partnership with The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation
This year’s theme: “1916: Sex, Planes, and Disasters”
The program includes speakers on Verdun, warship development and Jutland, the Brusilov Offensive, the British army and the Somme, and the USA in 1916, plus aerial bombardment and more!
Full symposium package: $255 by 21 October.
$55 for additional Friday night dinner banquet tickets.
There are also one-day options with and without the dinner banquet, plus tickets are offered for just the tour of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. Download the Symposium Program Book for full program details.
Location: MacArthur Memorial and Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. http://macarthurmemorial.org/
Host hotel where receptions and dinner banquet will take place: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.
Room reservations can be made here: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/WWIHIST
Or call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the World War One Historical Association room block.
Hotel Room Block: $129.68 per night (includes taxes). Includes free WiFi and only $8 parking per day.
Hotel booking cut-off date is 19 September 2016.
You must reserve your hotel room directly with the hotel, not through WW1HA.
Friday dinner is included in the full package registration fee:
- Thursday reception with cash bar
- Friday cocktail cash bar prior to banquet
- Friday dinner banquet
- Friday breakfast and lunch
- Saturday breakfast and lunch (program ends at 5 PM)
Dr. Monique Seefried – World War One Centennial Commissioner, Master of Ceremonies
Friday, 21 October at MacArthur Memorial
Steve Suddaby—From Venice to London: aerial bombing in 1916
Carl Bobrow—Russian air assets in the Brusilov Offensive 1916
At Military Aviation Museum Robert “Boom” Powell—Flying vintage aircraft
At Sheraton dinner banquet Dana Lombardy—Sex…and spies, oh, my!
Saturday, 22 October at MacArthur Memorial
Paul Jankowski, 2014 Tomlinson Prize winner—Verdun after 100 years: an iconic or an exceptional battle?
William MacMullen—Big navies, big innovations, big battle … then “fizzle.” Why?
Graydon Tunstall, 2010 Tomlinson Prize honorable mention—Eastern Front 1916: Russian victory to revolution
David Silbey—A citizen army learns to fight: the tactical evolution of the British Army in 1916
Greg Hansard—“Haven of Safety”: U.S. internment of German sailors, 1914–1917
Paul Walsh—Embattled neutrality: the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Woodrow Wilson
Thursday, 20 October
6:00 to 8:00 PM Registration and reception at Sheraton with cash bar
Friday, 21 October
8:00 AM to 10:45 AM: 2 seminars with 1 coffee/tea break
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM: Lunch break (on your own) with time to visit the MacArthur Memorial
12:30 to 5:00 PM: Buses to Military Aviation Museum and tour (buses return to Sheraton at 5:00 PM)
6:00 PM: Cash bar before dinner at Sheraton
7:00 PM: Dinner followed by speaker and raffle
Saturday, 22 October
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: 3 seminars with 1 coffee/tea break
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Lunch break (on your own) with time to visit the MacArthur Memorial
1:00 to 3:45 PM: 3 seminars with 1 coffee/tea break
3:45 to 5:00 PM: Symposium ends with time to visit and shop in the MacArthur Memorial before it closes at 5:00 PM
Transportation to and from Norfolk International Airport is at the participant’s expense (approximately 11 miles).