Les Rencontres de l'Alliance [virtual & in-person]

In 2020, as we were not able to physically get together for social events, the Alliance Française de Seattle launched a new online program to keep its community engaged, curious, and connected. In 2022, this program continues in a hybrid format, with both in-person as well as virtual events.

Titled Les Rencontres de l'Alliance, this curated offering of conferences, talks, and conversations, features guest speakers from various backgrounds with connections to the Francophone world and AFSeattle. Our guests talk about their work or their passion in a conference or conversation setting, followed by a Q&A moderated by the AFSeattle staff.

About the Talks: Free, most often in English and sometimes in French, accessible to all. Registration is mandatory. For virtual events: you will receive the Zoom link in your RSVP confirmation email.

About the Organizer: AFSeattle is a 501(c)(3) educational and cultural non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington in 1987. It is a member of an 800+ network of Alliances Françaises around the world and aims to promote French language and Francophone cultures towards a variety of programs. Discover AFSeattle's membership program and ways to support here.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Hemley Boum, Author

February 4, 2023
at 12pm PST

Days Come and Go 

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Judith Okonkwo, Ecosystem Developer

October 10, 2022
at 4:30pm PST

In collaboration with Villa Albertine, University of Washington's African Studies and French Studies departments, and the World Affairs Council

Nastassja Martin, Author & Anthropologist

February 26, 2022
at 12pm PST

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Pauline Mouhanna Karroum,
Author & Journalist

March 11, 2022
at 4pm PST

 Leïla Slimani,

August 13, 2021

In the Country of Others
 (Le Pays des Autres)

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Susan Loomis, Chef & Author

June 26, 2021

Plat du Jour

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

 Pamela Druckerman,
Journalist & Author  

May 8, 2021

Paris by Phone

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Frédéric Jung, Consul General of France in San Francisco 

March 30, 2021

Watch online here

Philippe Huneault, Delegate of the Québec Government 

March 16, 2021

Watch online here

 Scott Carpenter,

March 8, 2021

French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris

In partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

Thierry Rautureau, The Chef in the Hat

March 2, 2021

Watch online here