PROGRAM: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, May 8-10, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

2nd Macedonian American Leadership Conference #MALC2015
organized by United Macedonian Diaspora & Generation M
May 8-10, 2015
Official Program

Click HERE to register to attend, which is complimentary.

Friday, May 8, 2015

7:00 p.m.: MALC2015 Welcome Reception honoring His Excellency Dr. Vasko Naumovski, Ambassador of the Republic of
Macedonia to the United States

U.S. and Macedonia National Anthems to be performed by the Makedonski Tanec Ensemble

Location: St. Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
400 S. Waggoner Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Saturday, May 9, 2015

All Saturday events from 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. will be held at Ohio State University

OSU Recreation and Physical Center (Meeting Room 1)
337 W 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m.: Opening Plenary

– Mario Hristovski, President, Macedonian American Student Organization, United States Chair, Generation M
– Filip Jotevski, Global Chair, Generation M
– Trajko Papuckoski, Director, U.S. Operations, United Macedonian Diaspora
– Blagoj Stanisovski, President, Board, Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral “Dormition of Mother of God,” Columbus, Ohio
– Gorgi Gurcinovski, Subdeacon at Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral “Dormition of Mother of God,” Columbus, Ohio

9:30 a.m.: UMD/Generation M Presentations

– Metodija A. Koloski, Co-Founder and President, United Macedonian Diaspora
– Mario Hristovski, President, Macedonian American Student Organization, United States Chair, Generation M
– Filip Jotevski, Global Chair, Generation M

10:00 a.m.: The Macedonian Language and Literature in the United States

– Dr. Biljana Belamaric Wilsey, Executive Director, Macedonian Language E-Learning Center
– Dr. Natasha Garrett, La Roche College/UMD Voice Editor & Pittsburgh Representative

10:45 a.m.: Networking Coffee Break

11:15 a.m.: Macedonia through the ages and the use of “Slavic”

– Mario Hristovski, President, Macedonian American Student Organization, United States Chair, Generation M

12:00 p.m.: Lunch: Macedonia Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

– His Excellency Dr. Vasko Naumovski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States
– Elena Zarkovska, Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia to Detroit

1:30 p.m.: Networking: The Road to Professional Success

– Zhikica Pagovski, UMD Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Representative

1:45 p.m.: Community Organizing, Building Lasting Relationships

– James Petroff, Barkan Meizlish, LLP
– David Turkaleski, Director of International Brokerage Services and Programs, AHT
– Laurel Tombazzi, Founder, Eastern European Congress of Ohio

2:45 p.m.: Networking Coffee Break

3:15 p.m.: Giving Back to Macedonia

– Vera Stavroff, Vice Chairwoman, Macedonia 2025
– TBD, United Macedonian Americans of Detroit
– Michael Stakleff, President, Macedonian Businessmen’s Club
– Michael Kormushoff, Secretary, Macedonian Businessmen’s Club

4:15 p.m.: Macedonian-American Advocacy 101

– Metodija A. Koloski, Co-Founder and President, United Macedonian Diaspora
– Konstantin Nakovski, UMD Cleveland/Northeast Ohio Representative

4:35 p.m.: Closing Plenary

– Mario Hristovski, President, Macedonian American Student Organization, United States Chair, Generation M
– Filip Jotevski, Global Chair, Generation M
– Trajko Papuckoski, Director, U.S. Operations, United Macedonian Diaspora

9:00 p.m.: MALC2015 Fundraising Dance 

Special performance by Makedonski Tanec Ensemble.

Location: St. Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
400 S. Waggoner Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Entrance: $15 adults, $10 student discount

Macedonian food, including kebapi, will be provided for purchase.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

10:30 a.m.: Macedonian Orthodox Service

Location: St. Mary Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral
400 S. Waggoner Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

12:00 p.m.: Lunch: Mother’s Day Women in Leadership

We thank our MALC2015 sponsors (list in formation):

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