2021 Welcome Meeting


24/09/2021 - 26/09/2021    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Type

Thank you for your interest in the Welcome Meeting 2021 in Bonn. Unfortunately, we have reached our maximum capacity and can add all interested people to our waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please send an e-mail to Marina at welcomemeeting@fulbright-alumni.de.


Hey there!

Have have recently come back from your stay in the US? Or are you a current US-grantee staying in Germany? Or just curious to meet fellow Fulbrighters? Then we kindly invite you to join us for our 2021 Welcome Meeting!

Get to know like-minded people, expand your network, and find communities to join and support exciting projects.

From September 24 to September 26, 2021* returnees, U.S.-grantees and Fulbright alumni are gathering in the beautiful city of Bonn. This event will also mark our first nationwide in-person event since 2020 – so we are super excited to see everyone live!

Event Program TBA

Friday – 6:00 – 10:00 pm (open-ended)

6:00 pm     Welcome at university

8:00 pm     Get Together

Saturday – 10:15 am – midnight (open-ended)

10:15 am     Registration and coffee

11:00 am     Official welcome and keynote

12:00 pm     Introduction of Fulbright Commission and the German Fulbright Alumni Association

12:30 pm     Lunch break together

1:30 pm     Workshops session 1

3:00 pm     Coffee break

3:30 pm     Workshops session 2

6:30 pm     Dinner

9:30 pm     Fulbright Party, open-ended

Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

10:00 am     Brunch

1:00 pm     City tour, museum visit


Registration will remain open from August 24 until September 14, 2021. Please register using the form on this page.


40€ for non-members
35€ for members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V.
20€ for current (US) grantees and returnees from 2020 and/or 2021

Please note:

  • Membership in the Fulbright Alumni e.V. is not necessary for participation (but we encourage you to join)!
  • In case of COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be held online. We require that all participants follow all COVID-19 laws and regulations at all times during the Welcome Meeting.
  • To all German Voters: The parliamentary election is on September 26*, so please make sure to register to vote by mail!