On the 23rd and 24th of October, the “Etats généraux” of the Alliance Française in North America brought together more than 200 participants. The event, organized by the Alliance Française Foundation and the General Delegation to the United States, was held in Washington DC, at the Maison
Française, in the grounds of the Embassy of France .
The participants came from 55 US and Canada chapters of the Alliance Française. Various French and foreign dignitaries were present. Plenary sessions, roundtables and workshops were organized to work on common themes and reinforce our action on the ground.
These first “Etats généraux” of the Alliance française in North America were opened by Mrs Carole Crosby, president of the Federation of the Alliance Française in the US, Annie Seys, President of the Alliance Française of Washington DC and Mr. Jérôme Clément, President of the Alliance Française Foundation. The Ambassador of France to the United States, Mr. Gérard Araud, welcomed the participants with a cheerful speech.
Watch the video of the event