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European 50th Celebration – Brussels 27-29 November 2015
Dear Alumni & Friends of Up with People
Greetings from Brussels! We hope you have had a great summer full of rest, relaxation and family fun. For
those of you who were in Orlando, we trust you have recovered from that historic event, which was attended
by over 3000 alumni and friends of Up with People, and created incredible energy to kick-off the next 50
As promised in our 8 June email regarding the Up with PeopleEuropean 50th Celebration in Brussels, we are
including further updates on the weekend’s events, as well as all of the appropriate links for you to be able to
customize your weekend, and register accordingly based on your personal plans.
We are pleased to let you know that to-date, 400+ tickets to Saturday night’s show‘The Journey’ have been
sold, out of a capacity of 1600. Tickets to the pre-show reception and post-show party are also moving quickly.
Please make sure to reserve your show tickets as soon as possible, as the best seats are selling fast. We
have heard from many across Europe that they are indeed planning to be in Brussels in November, and we
expect all weekend events to be sold out. We will not be marketing to the general public. We want the “Up with
People Family” to be the priority for this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity.
The schedule has evolved since our June communication, and we have a couple of updates:
1. There will be a fun, interesting and relaxing “Welcome to Brussels” party on Friday evening, hosted
by members of the Up with People Belgian Alumni Association. The event will be held at the magical
La Maison des Brasseurson Brussels’ most famous square, the Grand Place. This is a private event
for Up with People only, and the ticket price includes Belgian delicacies and drinks (see link below for
description and tickets). There are only 400 tickets available.
2. As mentioned briefly in the June email, on Saturday afternoon Dale Penny (President & CEO of Up
with People) will be hosting two 60 minute interactive forums at 2:00pm and 3:30pm at the Hilton
Grand Place. Dale, along with UWP Board members and Senior Management, will present Up with
People’s vision, and talk about our plans for the future. These forums are free, but space is limited to
200 for each session.
3. If you wish to attend one of the forums, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
confirming your presence. One email per individual/ couple/family. Please list the names of each
person attending in your email. Requests for more than five tickets per email may not be honored.
You will receive an email reply as your confirmation and entre to the event. Please print or have the
electronic reply, and bring it with you. When each session is full, the email address will automatically
inform you of this.
Saturday night’s 50th Anniversary show‘The Journey’, performed by Cast B 2015, will commemorate the
many alumni, parents, host families and friends who have played a part of the last 50 years of UWP in Europe.
We will also be joined by special guests and dignitaries like Herman Van Rompuy (Former President of the
European Council), as well as members of the Belgian and the Dutch Royal families. The Cast will have been
in Brussels for the entire week prior working in six Brussels high schools with UWP’s Educational Program,
focusing on the theme of integration and understanding between dominant and minority populations. The
initiative is sponsored by theENGIE Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you in Brussels to celebrate the past, and build-on the spirit, energy and
committment to the future of Up with People that was so apparent to everyone who was present in Orlando.
See you there!!
Brussels 50th Anniversary Schedule (as of 11 Sept)
Friday, 27 November
7:00pm– Midnight: Welcome event hosted by the Belgian Alumni Association at the La Maison des
Brasseurson the Grand Place.
Saturday, 28 November
2:00pm and 3:30pm: UWP Leadership Forum with Dale Penny and UWP Board members/Senior
Management. Venue: Hilton Grand Place conference room. This is a free event. Please see above for email
6:00pm– 7:30pm: Pre-show Reception with wine, food and welcome from Mr. Belk, distinguished guests, and
current and former staff. Venue: Center for Fine Arts.
8:00pm– 10:15pm: ‘The Journey’, Up with People’s 50th Anniversary Show. Venue: Center for Fine Arts.
10:30pm– 1:30am: Post-show Dance Party featuring The Up with People Survival Band. Music and all drinks
included. Venue: Center for Fine Arts.
Sunday, November 29th
Late morning: Brunch with friends, tour the city.
Friday, 27 November
The Belgian Up with People Alumni Association– Welcome Party, La Maison des Brasseurs, Grand Place.
Saturday, 28 November
•Up with People - ‘The Journey’ Show Tickets
•Up with People - Pre-Show Reception Tickets
•Up with People - Post-Show Dance Party Tickets
Up with People Hotels | Special negotiated rates– Rates honored for days before and after the event
1.Hilton Hotel Grand Place, Brussels
2.Hilton Hotel, Brussels City
Please fill out reservation form, scan, and email to hotel.