Welcome Meeting 2015

Dear Fulbrighters and Friends,

We invite you to our annual Welcome Meeting which will take place in the beautiful City of Hamburg from October 16th-18th 2015.

(J. William Fulbright)


We are thankful for the support of the Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V.

We are thankful for the support of the US Embassy in Germany and the US Consulate General, Hamburg.


Registration will open on August 29th and will close on October 1st. Your registration is completed once the money is transferred to the bank account which will be delivered to you with your registration confirmation. If you have not completely registered until October 2nd, you will not be able to attend the wine reception at the General Consulate Hamburg on Friday evening.

Please register here.


Students, Returnees, Current US Grantees:
Tour 1:
Tour 2:
Please note: With your registration you agree that pictures from the event (which may include you) may be published within a password secured section of the Fulbright Alumni e.V. homepage or within our yearly publication Frankly.
Further information under www.fulbright-alumni.de.


If you have questions regarding the registration, the event venues, or the program, please contact the Fulbright Alumni e.V. via email: welcomemeeting(at)fulbright-alumni.de.


The following accommodations are within walking distances of all venues on Saturday and charged per person and night.

Transportation to/from Hamburg

Car sharing opportunities are generally available. If you are looking for an empty car seat at a fellow Fulbrighter please contact the nearest Fulbright Alumni e.V. regional coordinator. Further information on the regional chapters can be found on our homepage.

Dress Code

The dress code for the entire week-end is casual (come as you like), except for the wine reception at the U.S. Consulate General, for which we would like to ask you stick to a more formal dress code. However, a tie is not required.


Friday, October 16th


Wine Reception

The wine reception will start at 6 p.m. sharp. Please do not bring any luggage or bags and no photo devices (including smart phones) since these items are not allowed within the general consulate or they would delay the security screening process.

Please note: Make sure your will be at the entrance gate (south) by 5:30 p.m. at the latest, as security screening may take a while. Please bring a form of accepted identification (Passport, German Personalausweis); otherwise you will be denied access to the building.

US General Consulate Hamburg
Alsterufer 27/28
Hamburg 20354

[U&S-Bahn: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, S-Bahn:
Hamburg Dammtor or Stephansplatz]


Get together

Jungfernstieg 54, 20354 Hamburg

[U&S-Bahn: S1, S2, U1, U2, U4: Station Jungfernstieg]

Saturday, October 17th

Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V.
Am Sandtorkai 48
20457 Hamburg


10.15 - 11.00 am

Registration / Coffee

11.00 - 11.15 am

Official Welcome

11.15 - noon

Living the Fulbright Spirit (David Patrician)

noon - 1.00 pm

Networking accelerated

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Lunch Break

2.00 - 3.00 pm

Key Note Speech (title tba)

Jeffrey VanDreal is Minister-Counselor for Management Affairs at the US Embassy in Berlin. He is an Alumnus of the German-American Fubright Program and visited Berlin as a Fulbright Fellow.

3.00 - 3.30 pm

Coffee Break

3.30 - 5.00 pm

1. Workshops 1, 2, and 3 at Amerikazentrum

2. FAeV Regional Chapter Jour Fixe

from 6.30 pm




from 9.30 pm


[S1, S3: Station Reeperbahn]

Sunday, October 18th

10.00 am - noon


20359 Hamburg

[S1, S3: Station Reeperbahn, U3: Station St. Pauli]

1.30 - 3.30 pm

Tour 1

1.30 - 2.30 pm

Tour 2


1.00 - 5.00 pm

Fulbright Alumni e.V. Strategy conference for FAeV Members

Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V.
Am Sandtorkai 48
20457 Hamburg



1. Vanessa Wergin: The perfect Interview

Have you ever wondered how you can increase your chances to make a perfect first impression during a reception, a conference, or at an interview? Learn some tricks to peak your charisma when it comes to this point where you need to make a remarkable and memorable impression. You can also learn about typical HR recruiting officers and their scanning and selection methods.

Vanessa holds a MSc in Psychology from the University in Frankfurt, with a focus on human resources. She spent her Fulbright year at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and is currently the president of the board of the German Fulbright Alumni e.V.

2. Florian Grigoleit & Thevagar Mohanadhasan: Join the Fulbright Spirit

FAeV Regional Chapter Jour Fixe

This jour fixe addresses the different activities of the regional chapters and questions the portfolio of these activities. Are we prepared for the upcoming changes of the German Fulbright program? This jour fixe is offered to the representatives of the regional chapters and interested members. Ning Wang studied aerospace engineering in Stuttgart where he earned his diploma. He spent his Fulbright year 2011/2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Currently, he is working towards his PhD degree at Airbus Group Innovations in Munich. In 2015, Ning was elected as Vice President Members for the German Fulbright Alumni e.V.

Fulbright Alumni e.V. Strategy Conference for FAeV members

During this conference, to which all current (and new) FAeV members are invited, the FAeV board will present the implications for our association as they result from a board meeting with the Fulbright Commission in Berlin in July 2015. Together we will discuss ideas about how to best address scholars of the new academic Fulbright programs and how to sustainably integrate them into our association.

Tours on Sunday

Tour 1 Shelter Hamburg Central StationTour 2 "Little Jerusalem"

This page can found at: http://fulbright-alumni.de/what-we-do/events/event-archive/welcome-meeting-2015.html