ACPC Annual Convention 2019 in Warsaw

When the night lights of Warsaw becon, no mortal can resist!

The American Council for Polish Culture, Annual Convention 

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Dates: September 6 – 8, 2019

Warsaw was selected as it is centrally located with direct flights to/from major US gateway cities, including Chicago, New York and Newark. There are also major cultural attractions in Warsaw that may supplement our convention activities.


Arrive from USA 
Pick-up at Airport 
Check-in Bristol Hotel 
Group Dinner – Offsite


Breakfast in Hotel
Morning Business Session
Working Lunch
Afternoon Business Session


Breakfast in Hotel
Mass – Carmelite Church
Business Session – Wrap up
Afternoon Tour Warsaw Uprising Museum

Costs are estimated as follows: 
Individual Responsibility
Airfare $1100 (Chicago, Toronto, New York) (Estimated as of December 2018)

Hotel Bristol in Warsaw 
Double occupancy ($122 per night x 3 nights = $366) plus 3% booking fee. 
Single occupancy ($218 per night x 3 nights = $654) plus 3% booking fee.

Hotel rate includes breakfast.

Transportation to and from the airport ($50 roundtrip)

Convention Fee – $400 per person

Convention fees cover the cost of meeting space, 2 dinners, transportation for Saturday and Sunday events and dinners, administrative expenses.

The number of rooms is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. We will be using a travel agency to assist in making room and transportation arrangements.

Optional: For those who wish to extend their trip beyond the 3 days in Warsaw, a limited number of places have been reserved for ACPC members on The Many Tastes of Poland Tour during September 7 – 22. Information for those interested in joining this first-class tour is accessible through the link below. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible.

More information about the optional tour: 

First Steps If You Are Interested in Attending the 2019 ACPC Convention:
1. Complete the registration form: 
go to form 
2. Mail registration form along with $200 per person deposit to:

Debbie Majka
812 Lombard Street #12
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1308

3. Await further instructions and information via email for more details on room registration, air arrangements, and other details. We will likely conduct a series of teleconferences to handle questions and disseminate information to registrants.

Deposits and payments of Convention Registration Fees are not guaranteed refundable. Please note that registration for the Tastes of Poland tour is separate from Convention Registration. Because special hotel room rates are limited, it is important for those seriously planning to attend to send in their registration no later than January 31, 2019.

I am sure that some may have questions. Please send your inquiries to my email address: [email protected]

ACPC Poland Convention FAQ Answers

Selection of Warsaw
Warsaw was selected as it is centrally located with direct flights to/from major US gateway cities, including Chicago, New York and Newark. There are also major cultural attractions in Warsaw that may supplement our convention activities.

Selection of Hotel Bristol 
Hotel Bristol, a Warsaw landmark dating from 1901, is centrally located next to the Presidential Palace on Krakowskie Przedmiescie and within easy walking distance of Warsaw’s Old Town. It has historic ties to many famous Poles, particularly Ignacy Paderewski, who was one of the original owners.

Convention co-chair Debbie Majka visited the Bristol in September, 2018 and toured the meeting and event facilities, which are most suitable for the Convention functions.

Hotel Bristol
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 42/44, Warsaw, 00-325, Poland 
Phone: 48 22 551 1000 web site:

Time of Year
Although consideration was given to holding the convention in August, we were advised that hosting it in September would be more a comfortable for our members due to the cooler weather and fewer crowds of tourists.

After the Convention 
Convention attendees are free to develop their own plans for visiting Poland at the conclusion of the convention sessions. They may opt to visit family, sightsee Poland on their own, or join an organized tour, such as the one hosted by Dave Motak. They need to decide which option suits their personal needs and schedule.

Tour Option
Dave Motak has been hosting cultural tours to Poland since 2004. In 2019 he will be hosting “The Many Tastes of Poland” Tour, September 7 – 22. Although this is not an official ACPC function, Dave has agreed to hold a limited number of spaces open for ACPC members who might wish to join the tour after the Convention business sessions. 
The tour begins at the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw, Sunday evening, Sept. 7 and concludes at Hotel Andel’s in Krakow on Sunday, Sept. 22. 
This tour is being run through Chopin Tours of Toronto, Canada. They are also available to make flight arrangements for Convention participants.
Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. As these tours are very popular, persons considering participating should register as soon as possible. For questions, please contact Dave at 
[email protected] or Wanda Grzesik at 1-800-533-0369 / [email protected]

Flight Arrangements 
Convention attendees are free to develop their own flight arrangements or work with a travel agency.
Wanda Grzesik, of Chopin Tours, will be making flight arrangements for several participating Board members and will be available to assist with flights as well as arranging for arriving guests to be met at the airport and escorted to the Hotel Bristol. Wanda can be reached at 1-800-533-0369 / 
[email protected]Please note: If you opt to make your own flight arrangements, you should be prepared to find your own transportation from the Warsaw airport to the hotel.