World Affairs Council of Hilton Head


Membership with the World Affairs Council Hilton Head is...

An education. Membership gives you unparalleled access to influential figures in the global arena. Our speakers will inform you of the most up to date information on today’s toughest international issues

Access. Membership offer access to other member only programs such as Great Decisions, Fall Forum and WACA conferences.

A community. Membership provides opportunities to network socially and professionally within a dynamic, internationally minded group that includes civic, academic, military and business leaders in our region.

An opportunity to influence our future leaders. Volunteer or financially support our two student outreach programs, Model UN and Academic World Quest. We are empowering our youth with the same global sensibilities to ensure a more secure world future for us all.

WACHH membership has its privileges:

  • Our Premier Friday Speaker Programs - We have a comprehensive list of fourteen speakers coming next year.  This includes our Global Speakers Program, hosting two international speakers annually. Click here for a complete list of speakers.

  • Invitation to speaker receptions/luncheons

  • Daily Chatter and Weekly World Newsletters - The Daily Chatter is an e-newsletter focused on world new that lands in your inbox at 6 AM; World news in 2 minutes. The Weekly World News is a compilation of articles from around the world on hot topics of the week.

  • Discounted guest fees - Members and/or their guests save $10 on each guest, only paying $10 per guest at our Friday Speaker Series programs. Click here to learn more about bringing guests

  • Audio recordings -Did you miss a lecture? No worries; we recorded them for you. Click here to go to the recordings.

  • Cover to Cover and Know Now Conference Calls -  These moderated calls are hosted by WACA and feature global thought leaders and authors as well as authorities in government, business, and academia using a national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our members. Learn more about Know Now

  • Member-only Discussion Groups - Participate in two different facilitated discussion groups, Great Decisions and the Fall Forum. Click on either program name to learn more. 

  • Evening Speaker Series - The WACHH Evening Speaker Series is one of several forums that provide an opportunity for members and the public to educate themselves on national and global topics. You can subscribe to the four-part speaker series or attend individual sessions. Click here to learn more about this program. 

  • Summer Forum Speaker Presentations

  • Discounted rates for several periodicals, including The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, and World Affairs Journal

  • Invitation to the WACA Annual Conference -  The annual WACA Conference, taking place every autumn in our nation's capital, brings World Affairs Council leaders and members together with top government officials, diplomats, business executives, innovators, journalists, experts, educators, students and interested citizens to convene and engage on the most pressing global issues and policy choices impacting our lives. Click here to learn more about the upcoming conference.

  • An outstanding travel program - We partner with the WAC Philadelphia to offer a travel program designed specifically for WACA members.  WAC Philadelphia has been organizing the Travel the World trips for over 35 years.  If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations and having access to political experts and local guides who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you'll quickly discover why traveling with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is so special. Click here to learn more about the trips they are offering.  

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