2023 National Seminar for Middle School and High School Educators


The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is proud to announce the eighth annual National Seminar for Middle School and High School Educators.
This year’s seminar will run from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 2023. Teachers from public, private, and home school programs and those interested in education are invited to a week-long event at the Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, DC, where they will learn from top academic experts about the foundational concepts and key figures in the history of Communism, and the over 100 million victims killed in just over 100 years.

Educators will hear first-person testimony from survivors of Communist rule as well as receive instruction from leading experts, and learn about the newest tools and curriculum resources to teach their students about the legacy of Communism and its ongoing threat to freedom.

To offset travel and accommodation costs for educators interested in attending our program, VOC will offer a limited number of $500 stipends available to those traveling over 50 miles to our DC location. Educators who attend the seminar will be eligible to receive the scholarship upon completion of the entire program, including all classes Monday through Friday. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who register. Teachers can only apply for the stipend once they have registered for the conference. A W-9 will be required for payment. Scholarship recipients will be sent a 1099 in January 2024 to file with their taxes.

To apply for the stipend, email lily.mchale@victimsofcommunism.org.