2016 Annual Conference

2016 Symposium by the World War One Historical Association in partnership with The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation

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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.

This year’s Symposium program includes a tour of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon. Bus transportation, plus snacks/beverages, docent-led tours, and a pilot talk will be provided. http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/

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

Meals Excluded:

  • 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
Lunch break

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

Program Outline

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).


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