breaking barriers.
November 1 - 3, 2019
Perspectives on 1989
and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall


Hear what they have to say!

Seeks new avenues of cooperation


discussing today’s most pressing challenges

Impressions from GAC 2018


Friday morning, Nov 1 2019 – special panel featuring President Steinmeier hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society:
Langdell Hall, Harvard Law School

Langdell Hall (225 Vorenberg), Harvard Law School
1545 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, Nov 1 2019:
The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 2 & 3 2019:
Harvard Kennedy School

Wexner Building
79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Let us inspire you to take initiative in solving today’s most pressing challenges. We want to energize you by bringing together extraordinary personalities to share their principles for success with you. Confronted with an ever increasing dynamic and complex environment, German American leadership seeks new avenues of cooperation.


The German American Conference is highly focused on an exchange between two of the world’s arguably most influential nations in order to foster cooperation and leadership. Join our dialogue on the most pressing issues.


Business and Innovation has been at the heart of the German American Conference since its very inception. We explore the latest emerging trends that drive growth and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic. This year we will take you to the next level! Meet the hottest Startups from Silicon Valley to Berlin in our Innovation Lounge and feel the vibe in our engaging workshop sessions.

Impressions from Past Conferences

“The German American Conference at Harvard is an outstanding platform to get especially young Germans and US-Americans‎ enthusiastic about the transatlantic friendship between the United States of America and Germany”

Dr. Thomas de Maizière , Federal Minister of the Interior

“The contribution and the impulses achieved by the German American Conference for our bilateral relations, cannot be overestimated”

Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defense

“I really enjoyed the panel discussions with top-level politicians and executives – it is hard to find another conference that is offering so many insiders’ views and open exchanges on topics that define our transatlantic relationship.”

Peter Kloeppel, Chief Anchorman RTL Aktuell