Les Rencontres de l'Alliance [online conferences]

As we are not currently able to physically get together for social events, but want to keep our community engaged, curious, and connected, the Alliance Française de Seattle is launching a new online program!

Titled Les Rencontres de l'Alliance, this curated offering of short video conferences will feature guest speakers from various backgrounds with connections to the Francophone world and AFSeattle. Our guests will talk about their work, their passion, or their specialization for 15 minutes in an online conference setting, followed by a 15-min Q&A moderated by the AFSeattle staff.

About the Talks: Free, in English, accessible to all. Registration is mandatory. You will receive the conference link by email 30 minutes before the start of the conference.

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.

Fall 2020 Program

DATE & TIME GUEST SPEAKER THEME / FOCUS REGISTRATION (MANDATORY)
Thursday, October 29 at 11am
Lars Williamson,
Wine Advisor at Château de Pommard
Burgundy Wines: Château de Pommard and its Viticulture Philosophy Watch online here
Monday, November 16 at 11am Justine Lévêque,
Artistic Director of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival
A Film Festival in COVID Times: A French Perspective on Maintaining Social Ties and Digitizing Events RSVP here
Wednesday, December 2 at 4.30pm

Jérôme Pischella,
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle

Meet Your Neighbours to the North: A Presentation on the French Language in Canada RSVP here

Spring 2020 Program

DATE & TIME GUEST SPEAKER THEME / FOCUS REGISTRATION (MANDATORY)
Wednesday, April 29, at 4.30pm Michael Sobel, Photographer French Immersion Beyond the Language: Book Making & Photography Watch Online
Wednesday, May 13, at 4.30pm Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General of France in San Francisco The European Union and the Coronavirus Crisis Watch Online
Tuesday, May 26, at 4.30pm Vivian Hua, Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum From Theatrical Screenings to Digital Streaming: Opening Up a World Watch Online
Tuesday, June 9, at 4.30pm Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director of Maryhill Museum of Art The French Connection at Maryhill Museum of Art Watch Online