Charlamos: Dialogue in DC

Washington D.C. has both southern hospitality and northern efficiency. From the quick and courteous Uber drivers to the staff at the Capitol Visitor Center, everyone manages to treat each visitor as a guest. This bonhomie carried into the ACTFL Conference and NCSSFL annual meeting as the level of dialogue and discourse truly elevated this event into a policy changing catalyst. Throughout the many meetings, networking quickly developed into opportunities for future collaboration and programming. Already work has begun in response to these conversations. ACTFL D.C. will certainly have a monumental impact in world language programming in Nebraska and throughout the United States.

Lincoln Memorial

Nebraska’s capital is one of many cities named in honor of the 16th president. The exterior of the building is adorned with a frieze listing the names of the states. 

Compass of States

This grand sculpture fills a three-story window in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The compass design features both state images and state postal codes.

J. Sterling Morton

Statues recognizing key figures from each state adorn the Capitol Visitor Center. J. Sterling Morton represents Nebraska.