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The English-Speaking Union of the United States Annual Conference with The International Council Meeting 2024

October 18 October 20

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey as we gather in the vibrant city of Cleveland. We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to all ESU and International Council members to join us for an unforgettable experience this October.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage with our International community at large, from around the globe, from places such as Asia, South Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe and the UK. The International Council will host the Welcome dinner held on Friday evening.

Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of Cleveland, a city renowned for its rich history, cultural diversity, and thriving arts scene. This is your chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for education, language, and cultural exchange. Prepare to be inspired by engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and enlightening discussions.

You will have the chance to embark on guided tours to experience the best of what Cleveland has to offer. The Cleveland Museum of Art is a renowned institution with over 63,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years, known for its digital advancements and free admission. It is a leading hub for exhibitions, research, and digital innovations in the art world. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was built in Cleveland in 1995 after winning a bid over other cities. Star-studded events marked milestones like the groundbreaking ceremony in 1993 and the grand opening in 1995. The Cleveland Orchestra is a top-tier orchestra renowned for its exceptional performances and dedication to the community. Led by Franz Welser-Möst, the Orchestra has set new goals to enhance its impact on Northeast Ohio by prioritizing concert experiences, music education, and cutting-edge technology. Performances are held at Severance Hall in Cleveland and the Blossom Music Center in the summer.

The Tour of Cleveland covers all the main attractions from Public Square to Playhouse Square, including landmarks such as Old Stone Church, Terminal Tower, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland Public Library, Federal Reserve of Cleveland, and Playhouse Square. Visitors will also get to explore the inside of the Arcade and Cleveland Trust Company Building (Heinens).

So mark your calendars and secure your spot. Join us in Cleveland this October and be part of a community that celebrates knowledge, fosters connections, and embraces the joy of learning.

The following Cleveland hotels are offering special room rates for ESU Conference attendees:

Hotel Cleveland, Autograph Collection
24 Public Square, Cleveland Ohio 44113
September 17 cut-off date to make reservations ($229/night)
Book your ESU group rate

The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 St. Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
September 17 cut-off date to make reservations ($209/night)
Book your ESU group rate