General Assembly 2022

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Date(s) - 20/05/2022 - 22/05/2022
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Dear Fulbrighters and friends,

We kindly invite you to the General Assembly and our 2022 Fulbright Alumni e.V. Jubilee and Mulert Award Ceremony, which will be held in Cologne on Saturday, May 21st.

After switching to a virtual format for last year’s General Assembly, we now look forward to in-person discussions. After months of restrictions, we are all excited to meet old Fulbright friends and forming new connections. We have put together a program spanning almost an entire weekend to give you ample opportunity to socialize before and after the General Assembly.

We will start off the weekend with a get-together in Brauhaus Hellers. Perhaps you are looking forward to trying Kölsch, the local beer in Cologne? Hellers Brauhaus is a brewery-pub with its own in-house brewery. It is located in the heart of Kwartier Latäng, Cologne’s popular student quarter. The menu offers classic Cologne dishes and snacks and some vegetarian and vegan options.

Saturday evening is the highlight of our General Assembly weekend. Our association was founded in 1986, and last year’s 35th anniversary could not be celebrated as we would have wished due to Covid-19 restrictions. We look forward to making up for that now! This celebration will be combined with dinner, drinks, a presentation from this year’s Mulert Award winner, and lots of good conversation. We will come together in the restaurant Consilium, which lies in the heart of Cologne between the cathedral and the Heumarkt. The restaurant belongs to a part of the historic town hall called Spanischer Bau. When you enter via Theo-Burauen-Platz, you will see the large windows belonging to the council hall in the section of the building to your right. Weather permitting, we will enjoy our German BBQ outside in the courtyard. Fingers crossed for good weather!

On Sunday, we will end the weekend with more socializing and some culture. Europe’s most extensive collection of Pop Art, the third-largest Picasso collection in the world, one of the most important collections of German Expressionism, outstanding works from the Russian avant-garde, and an excellent collection of the history of photography can be found in Cologne! The Museum Ludwig is home to one of the most important collections of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art in the world. Before exploring the highlights of the museum, we will meet for breakfast in the restaurant Ludwig im Museum, part of the museum with a separate entrance. Tours highlighting the rich history of Cologne, its culture and the aforementioned art will start after breakfast.

We are sure you will enjoy the weekend. Registration information can be
found below.

Program:

Friday, May 20th
Get-Together
19:00 – Open-ended
Min Cuisine asiatique & Bar (Mindener Str. 4, 50679 Köln)
Food and drinks on own your expense

Saturday, May 21st
General Assembly of the Fulbright Alumni e.V
9:00 – 15:30
Registration begins at 9 a.m., coffee and light lunch will be provided
Karl Rahner Akademie (Jabachstr. 8, 50676 Köln)

Champagne reception, Fulbright Alumni e.V. Jubilee and Mulert Award Ceremony (€30 / €25 reduced)
18:00 – late
Champagne reception, buffet, and entertainment provided; drinks during meal to be paid separately.
Restaurant Consilium (Theo-Burauen-Platz, 50667 Köln)

Sunday, May 22nd
Breakfast Buffet (€18)
10:00 – 12:00
Please be on time – the cold buffet is set up especially for us and will end promptly at noon; to be paid with registration
Ludwig im Museum (Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln)

City Tour of Cologne in German (€10) OR Museum Ludwig Guided Tour (€5 pre-paid + museum entrance fee)
12:30 – 14:30
The city tour costs €10 per person, to be paid with registration. Alternatively, you can register for a museum tour for €5, to be paid with registration. The museum guided tour price does not include the general museum entrance fee; due to the dynamic nature of the entry fee, this must be paid individually at the museum. You can find more information about the various entrance fee prices on the Museum Ludwig website.
Meeting Point at Museum Ludwig (Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln)

 

Further information for your trip to Cologne:

COVID-19 Regulations
Local rules and regulations regarding the pandemic can be found here on the Cologne city website. For the General Assembly and all other events, we strongly recommend a self-test or quick test before arrival.
Capacity numbers
For the planned events there are a limited number of spaces available. Spaces will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis and additional registrations will automatically be placed on a waiting list in the order of registration. In your confirmation e-mail you will receive information about which events you have been successfully registered for and for which you have been placed on a waiting list. The confirmation e-mail will contain routing information to transfer the fees only for the events you are successfully registered for.

Accomodation
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Transportation
All locations except for Brauhaus Hellers, the location of our get-together on Friday, can easily be reached on foot from the main station. If you would like to use public transportation, these are the closest KVB stops: Brauhaus Hellers: Zülpicher Platz; Karl Rahner Akademie: Neumarkt; Consilium: Rathaus or Köln Hbf; Ludwig im Museum: Köln Hbf; tours: Köln Hbf. (KVB = Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe, local transport authority)

 

Registration:

To register as a participant in the General Assembly and/or in the accompanying events, please fill out this FAeV Google Form.

GDPR: By clicking on the Google Form link, Google is allowed to collect your personal data as per their data protection policy. Should you wish to register for the events without Google Forms, please reach out to vp.events@fulbright-alumni.de and provide us with all of the following information: your full name, a list of the events you wish participate in, any dietary restrictions and an e-mail address. You will then receive confirmation as well as further information about where to transfer your total registration fee amount.

Please note that the fee of €30 (reduced: €25) includes the General Assembly, the champagne reception and the meal Saturday evening (without drinks). You’ll also need to transfer the fee for the breakfast buffet (€18) and the city tour (€10) or museum tour (€5) in advance if you select these. The Get-Together on Friday needs to be paid separately at the respective locations. To allow for better planning, please indicate below which activities you plan to attend. Every person needs to sign up individually, even if you are accompanying someone. Participation in the General Assembly is open to all members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V., independent of Saturday evening and the other events. If you are not yet a member, you can sign up at any time beforehand.

Once registered for your selected events, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within a few days. Please make sure you also check your spam folder. Please transfer the fee by May 6, 2022 to the bank account provided in the registration for and/or confirmation e-mail. After May 6, 2022, a late fee of an additional €10 (on top of the ticket price) will apply. Please note tha we cannot refund any dinner, brunch or guided tour fees should you no longer be able to participate.
For questions, suggestions or comments please refer to vp.events@fulbright-alumni.de

By registering you agree that photos and videos may be taken of you
and that these photos or videos may be published publicly.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Ceremony in Cologne!

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