Congresses and Conferences

Sites of Congresses, Conferences or Conventions. The meeting must have been historically significant. The buildings/location must be known and within the WHS. Legislative Parliaments are excluded (see separate Connection). Where a Congress/Conference led to the signing of a Treaty at the same location it is "connected" with the more "famous" title.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Great Spa Towns of Europe "Baden bei Wien hosted side discussions from the Congress of Vienna from 1814-15." (Nomination File, p. 87) After the First World War, there were several conferences in Spa, e.g. in July 1918 at the Hôtel Britannique. The Château de la Fraineuse "was the site of the diplomatic Spa Conference in July 1920, which settled the question of the repairs owed by Germany." (Nomination File, p. 103)
Independence Hall "2nd Continental Congress" (1775-83). To manage the war effort (War of Independence)
Kremlin and Red Square 4 conferences were held in Moscow during WWII :- Sep 41 (Stalin, Harriman, Beaverbook), Aug 42 (Stalin, Churchill, Harriman), Oct 43 (Molotov, Eden, Hull ) and Oct 44 (Stalin, Churchill, Eden, Molotov)
Panamá Salon Bolivar - "Panama Congress" (1826) - organised by Bolivar in an attempt to promote pan-American unity
Paris, Banks of the Seine The Paris Peace Conference (1919) to end WWI (The various treaties - Versailles, Saint-Germain, Trianon etc were signed elsewhere as per their titles) was held in the Salon de l'Horloge at the French Foreign Ministry in the Quai d'Orsay.
Plečnik's Ljubljana Congress Square "was used for ceremonial purposes during the post-Napoleonic Congress of Ljubljana, after which it was named."
Potsdam Schloss Cecilienhof -"Potsdam Conference" (1945) - Stalin, Churchill/Atlee and Truman to discuss the post WWII order. Led to the Potsdam Agreement and Potsdam Declaration.
Québec "First Quebec Conference" (codenamed "QUADRANT") was a highly secret military conference held during WWII between the British, Canadian and US " held between Aug 17-24 1943at the Citadelle and at the Chateau Frontenac. The chief representatives were Churchill, Roosevelt and Mackenzie King. "Second Quebec Conference" - (codenamed "OCTAGON") was a high level military conference held at the Citadelle between Sept 12-16 1944. Participants as per the first conference
Schönbrunn The Congress of Vienna to decide the map of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars was held here.


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source