Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Questions

Thank you so much for being part of the 15th German American Conference. We are looking forward to welcome you at the dozens of events we organized for you. But first things first: You will need to register once you arrive at Havard Yard or HKS. The information for Friday, 27th is as follows:

Today’s registration starts at 1pm at Harvard Yard – Lehman Hall (8 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138).

All you need for registration is:
🔹 An official ID
🔹 For Student or Academic ticket holders: Verification of your academic affiliation (ex. student/faculty ID, proof of enrollment)

🕐 Arrive on time to receive one of our limited goodie bags!

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The conference dress code will be business casual. For the gala reception, we welcome you in business attire.

All participants, speakers, conference supporters and organizing team members at the German American Conference 2023 are required to abide by the following code of conduct. Organizers will adhere to and enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone involved.
By attending a GAC event, you agree to our code of conduct.

For over 15 years, our student-led conference has been an event of diversity and open dialogue. Harassment of any kind, including offensive verbal or written comments or actions related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention or otherwise are not tolerated and will follow immediate action by the GAC 2023 Team.

Yes there absolutely is!

How to contact us?
🔹 If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately, either directly or by emailing us at
🔹 Conference staff can be identified in-person by their GAC t-shirts.

How to identify the GAC Safety Team?
Our Safety Team is here to ensure your safety and comfort at all times. Our team consists of four dedicated individuals who are committed to your well-being:
🔹 Richard, Karlotta, Nikolai & Emilia- all of them are wearing burgundy t-shirts.
🔹 Please do not hesitate to approach them in person in case of concerns!
🔹 Your concerns are safe with us – we are aware of our duty of confidentiality.
One-to-one Meetings
🤝 If necessary, we are also available for one-on-one sessions. We are bound by confidentiality and will deal with your concerns with a high degree of secrecy.

🔹 Richard: With a background in psychology, Richard is not only here to assist but also to empathetically support your emotional well-being.




🔹 Nikolai: As medical graduate student, Nikolai is dedicated to ensuring you have access to the necessary medical assistance and any other support if needed.

Medical Questions
Nikolai is also our medical contact, and he is bound by strict confidentiality, ensuring your privacy and well-being.



🔹 Karlotta: Drawing from her experience in the Bundeswehr, Karlotta is well-prepared to manage any emergency situations and provide support to you.






🔹 Emilia: Having worked as student government representative, her experience with various kinds of concerns will contribute to your safety during the conference.





Emergency Contacts & Resources for Your Well-being
In case of emergencies, here are important contact details:
▪️General Emergency: 911
▪️Campus Emergency (Harvard University Police Department): HUPD’s Urgent Line 24/7 – (617-495-1212)
▪️ Harvard Counselor and Mental Health Service (available 24/7) – (617-495-2042)
▪️ Harvard Police Website: Harvard Police
▪️ Cambridge Police Website: Cambridge Police
▪️ Boston Police: Boston Police

Logistics Questions

The German American Conference will be taking place October 27-29, 2023 at the Harvard Kennedy School and surrounding venues around the greater Boston/Cambridge area.

Day-by-day venue information can be found here:

For students: We are unfortunately at capacity with our Organizing Committee for this year’s conference. However, if you will be in the Boston area are interested in volunteering during the three conference days or would like to register your interest to be on the 2024 Organizing Committee, please contact

For professionals: If you have interest in speaking or moderating at the conference or financially contributing as an individual, please contact


If your organization has interest in financially contributing to the conference or would like to contribute speakers for conference events, please contact

No – any person, regardless of their nationality or origins, is welcome to join the conference.

The German American Conference’s goal is to be an inclusive platform for anyone interested in the transatlantic relationship. As an organization, we support and foster a diverse environment in which people from all walks of life can come together to discuss topics relevant to both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

Ticketing Questions

  • Full access to all panel discussions, keynotes, and more.
  • Meals inclusive of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and refreshment breaks.
  • Entry to intimate coffee chats and exclusive workshops.
  • Opportunity to upload your CV for invitations to exclusive partner events during the conference weekend.*

Please note:

*Separate registration and potential qualification criteria are required for partner events. Please check the Schedule for more details on how to join the Deloitte Dinner, QuantCo Lunch, and SAP Breakfast.

Admission to our workshops will require additional registration in tandem with your conference ticket. You can sign up through the following links for workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and you will be able to register for coffee chats during the conference.

No – any person, regardless of their age, affiliation, or profession, is welcome to join the conference.

We appreciate your interest in attending this year’s GAC. Regretfully, all tickets have been sold out. Nonetheless, we would be pleased to have you at next year’s conference.

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Unfortunately some of our guests may have issues with receiving the automated email messages from our ticketing system. If you did not receive a confirmation email in your general inbox or your spam/junk folder, please email for assistance.

While you are entitled to participate in them for free as part of your ticket, you must register separately for those (as we have limited capacity for those sessions).

Workshop signup information can be found in the newsletter as well as on the page for the workshop in which you are interested. Please navigate to our schedule to find these.

Note: in the spirit of inclusivity of the conference, you may only sign up for 2 workshops total. However, the Sustainability in Fashion workshop by BCG and the Humanize Work with Deloitte would NOT count towards your 2 workshop limit.

You will be able to sign up for coffee chats during the conference.

For more specific questions, please email