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Smith IN Europe
2018
BRUSSELS

11-14 October 2018

News

10/10/18 - We can’t wait to see you!

27/09/18 - Registration is closed! We now have 110 registered.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

On Saturday afternoon, we're offering several different activities for you to choose from! Please select TWO activities that will take place from 13:00-17:00, so that we have accurate numbers for the reservations. Please choose ASAP! Here is the link to sign up.

05/09/18 - Over 80 registered! See now detailed agenda

  • Registration will be open until 15 Sept. Bursaries are also available.

  • We've added a more detailed agenda below. Let us know if you have any requests!

  • Over 20 AMS alums have registered and current Faculty Director of the Global Studies Center Professor Rosetta Cohen will be joining reunion

  • There are also still rooms available in our HQ hotel NH Sablon.

13/08/18 - We already have 45 people registered! 
There are still plenty of rooms available in the NH hotel, There seems to have been a small glitch with the site, but it's now fixed! 
Also, our bank account up and running shortly so you will be able to pay by transfer soon. . 

15/07/18 Registration is up! Here is the link to register.

19/06/18 - Our HQ will be at the NH Hotel on the beautiful Grand Sablon! You can either book a room in the hotel or close by. 

14/06/18 - We're about to have official registration set up! Watch this space. 

Get ready for Smith in Europe 2018! 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels on 11-14 October.

We’re excited to plan a great programme and make this weekend enjoyable and affordable for everyone. We will make sure there will be lots of moments to get to know other Smithies - over chocolate or beer, in front of one of the Old Masters or the EU Institutions.  

There are many options for accommodation in beautiful Brussels. We will have our HQ near downtown at the NH Hotel on the beautiful Grand Sablon, which is walking distance from the Grand Place, the Fine Arts & Magritte museums, and shopping areas such as Louise.

You can book a room in the hotel or nearby via AirbnbBooking.com, or any other platform of your choice. There's also a youth hostel a short walk just down the hill. 

As we’re the capital of Europe, Brussels is easy to reach by planetrain (Eurostar, Thalys, ICE), ferry, car, etc.

You will be able to find more information soon on our website. And if you have any questions now, feel free to email smithineurope2018@gmail.com.

A bientôt à Bruxelles! Tot binnenkort in Brussel!

Your organizing team,

Annie, Erica, Lise, Marnie, Martha, Michele, Rosie & Tanja

WHEN

11-14 October 2018

Location

Brussels, Belgium
HQ: NH Hotel Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek 2 B, 1000 Brussels

Reunion Agenda

All the morning activities will be taking place at the NH Sablon, and coffee, tea, small assorted pastries and fruit will be available from 9-10:30 on Fri & Sat and all morning on Sunday.

Thursday - 11 October 2018

Friday - 12 October 2018

Saturday - 13 October 2018

  • from 9:00 Registration for Saturday participants

  • 9:30 - 12:00 Smithies connecting with each other - open conference / networking event @ HQ - NH Sablon

  • Lunch at hotel

  • 13:00 - 17:30 - Afternoon activities - walking tours of Brussels, tour of Royal Museums of Fine Arts, chocolate making & tasting at Blondeel, group yoga/meditation with mini spa treatments @ Serendip Spa, et al - activities are starting & taking place at different times & places - check your tickets!

  • 19:00-22:00 Gala dinner with President McCartney @ Notos (Rue de Livourne 154) wear something celebratory!

Sunday - 14 October 2018

  • 9:00-12:00 Smith in Europe meeting @ NH Sablon

  • 12:30 End of reunion

Registration

Registration is now officially closed.

We’ve held the registration fee even with the 2016 Reunion of €400 for the full Reunion, as well as a Saturday-only option for €125, which includes all activities and the gala dinner. Registration fees do not include lodging.

You will be able to make your payment by credit card. Note: if the page doesn't come up in English, scroll down to the bottom right of the page and click on "Anglais" next to the small British flag.  

If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please get in contact with us.

Please note: We want to make sure that the fee is not an obstacle to attending - bursaries are available. So please contact us if you are interested in one. We want to enable that you can take part.

Would you like to make a donation to support Bursaries that make Smith in Europe Reunions more accessible to all? If so, you can add this to your registration payment.

Email questions to: smithineurope2018@gmail.com.

 
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What is Smith in Europe?

Smith in Europe is an informal network of Smith College graduates who live in Europe,  

Every other year, we gather for our Reunion to strengthen our ties and welcome new friends. 

The Smith in Europe Reunion is organised by local volunteers - this year by the Smith College Club of Belgium. Smith provides some administrative support and members of the College's leadership attend Reunion, sharing news of the College and learning about ways Europeans support its mission, 

Smith in Europe 2018 is not part of the Smith Travel programme. Please understand that, because space is limited, priority is given to Smithies resident in Europe.