The theme of the 2019 George Washington Symposium is “George Washington: Symbol of an Age.” The symposium will take place Saturday, February 23, 2019, as part of the Memorial's celebration of Washington's birthday. The lectures begin at 1 p.m. in the Memorial's theater. The George Washington Symposium is held annually on Washington's birthday to provide the public with enlightening contemporary research on the life of George Washington. Mark Tabbert, the Memorial's director of collections, serves as the symposium's master of ceremonies. Admission is free, and free parking is available. Attendees are asked to preregister at www.GWMemorial.org.