Society for German-American Studies 47th Annual Symposium
April 27-29, 2023

 Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia

 Please register below by April 6, 2023

German-American Revolutionary Crossings

Click here for a draft of the SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Symposium Overview

Thursday, April 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration and Gemütliches Beisammensein with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Friday, April 28, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Symposium Sessions and Business Luncheon.

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Symposium Sessions.

Saturday, April 29, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Walking Tour: German-American Traces in Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter.
For registered conference participants plus one guest. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, April 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Banquet and presentation of the 2023 SGAS Outstanding Achievement Award to Cora Lee Kluge. Presentation by Cora Lee Kluge.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Symposium attendees for four nights, April 26–30, at the special rate of $189 per night, plus tax. Use this link to book your hotel room not later than March 28 to receive the special SGAS rate.


  • Arrival by CAR: The Embassy Suites Hotel offers self-parking for $35/day in a garage connected to the hotel.
  • Arrival by RAIL
    • The hotel is located next to the Metro Station King St–Old Town, only two stops away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). For more information on the Washington DC area Metro click here. For a Metro map, click here.
    • The hotel is located across from Amtrak’s Alexandria Station. Click here for more information on Amtrak.
  • Arrival by PLANE
    • We recommend flying into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and then take the Metro to get to the hotel. Embassy Suites does not offer airport shuttle service.
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 35 miles away, and it would take an hour to reach Alexandria.
    • International travelers are encouraged to also explore flights to Baltimore (BWI), as that can be significantly cheaper than flying into DCA. You can take the Amtrak train directly from the Baltimore airport to Alexandria.

[no later than April 6, 2023]

Fill out the online form below and click submit. You will be taken to the PayPal platform, where you can pay with your credit or debit card. (You do not need a PayPal account.) Your PayPal receipt is confirmation that your registration was successful. You will not receive an additional confirmation from SGAS.

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FRIDAY LUNCHEON: All sandwiches are $29 and come with potato chips, seasonal fruit, cookies or brownies, and non-alcoholic beverages.
SATURDAY BANQUET: All dinners are $69 and come with a salad and dessert, iced tea, tea, and coffee. Cash bar. Please choose between the following:


If you have not yet paid your SGAS membership dues for 2023 you can do so here.

Please contact Marcel Rotter at if you have any questions.