What's the Esperanto conference?
Every year the national Esperanto associations on either side of the Channel hold an annual event where Esperanto speakers can catch up with each other, listen to interesting presentations and enjoy themselves with concerts. And everything is in Esperanto, the international language.
This year's event is the 100th such event in the UK, so the Esperanto Association of Britain and Espéranto-France have combined both of their events into one, a kunkongreso. They've chosen Dover because the first ever international gathering among Esperanto speakers happened in 1904, when Esperantists met in Dover and then travelled to Calais. We'll be following in their footsteps by offering a ferry trip to and guided tour of Calais. People wanting to stay on dry land won't be disappointed; there will be an excursion at the same time to Dover Castle and the White Cliffs.
Socialise in Esperanto
Nowhere's better for getting a mix of new and experienced speakers. And with this being a joint event between the UK and France, you're sure of a truly international environment to encourage you!
Improve your Esperanto
Our special guest is Bertilo Wennergren, an expert on Esperanto, a member of the Esperanto Academy and publisher of the most accessible Esperanto grammar book. Learn whilst being entertained from a man who was voted the Esperantist of the year!
Enjoy the sounds of Esperanto
One of Esperanto's best-known artists, Martin Wiese will be playing a full concert on the Saturday night!
The Ark, Noah's Ark RoadDover, Kent CT17 0DD
April 12-16, 2019From 18:00 on the Friday
ExcursionsBoth local and to Calais!
Refreshments available on siteFREE as part of your attendance fee
The following guests will be entertaining and informing in Esperanto. We'll add more later!