Hungarian Americans Together Conference Held in the San Francisco Bay Area

The sixth Hungarian Americans Together (HATOG) conference will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, on March 2-3, 2013.

The conference is organized by West Coast members of the Hungarian American Coalition and co-hosted by the Honorary Consulate General of Hungary in San Francisco.  Other participating organizations are the Hungarian Catholic Mission, Woodside Priory and the Free Magyar Reformed Church of San Francisco and Vicinity.  Members of the organizing committee are Honorary Consul Eva Voisin, Katalin Voros, Geza Kadar and Helen Szablya.

The HATOG conference series brings together Hungarian American organizations, schools, clubs, churches, media, and associations to discuss how to ensure the preservation of our cultural heritage and how to address the new generations of Hungarian Americans.

The two-day conference agenda provides opportunities for the mostly California-based Hungarian-American leaders and organizations to share their experiences and network with each other. Agenda items includes: “Pass It On”: establishing strategies for preserving and passing on Hungarian heritage; the “Hungarian Heritage Month” of the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington, DC; Hungarian Language Instruction and Hungarian Studies; Hungarian Scouting; Hungarian Dance and Music; Cultural Outreach through Television and Film; the Hungarian Heritage Center of the San Francisco Bay Area; Hungarian American Religious Institutions; Hungarian American Business Associations; the Role of Hungarian Institutions & Diplomacy; Use of communication and social media.

On Monday, March 4, a sightseeing tour is planned to the Sonoma Wine Country and the Sonoma Mission, last of the chain of California Missions.  There will also be a wine-tasting tour at the Buena Vista Winery, founded by August Haraszty, and a meeting with officials of the Sonoma –Tokaj Sister City Organization.

The conference will be covered by the crew of the “Five Continent, One Nation” program of Hungary’s Duna World Television.

For more information, see the HATOG Conference Series section on this site!

 

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