Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference

52nd Annual General Meeting: March 10-12, 2017


Amnesty International USA's 2017 Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference will bring together human rights activists from around the world and will give us an opportunity to engage in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skills-building workshops, as well as to help shape the policies of the organization.

Our theme this year is The Power of Us. Together, we have the power to create a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. The 2017 Annual General Meeting will equip and connect Amnesty International USA’s members and activists to help defend the inalienable human rights of all people – no matter who they are or where they are.

Conference Lodging

Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel & Spa is our host hotel located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our room rate is $139 (subject to applicable state and local taxes) for single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy. You can reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at (505) 245-7100 or at by reserving online here. Make sure to mention "Amnesty International USA" and the conference to get the special rate of $139 (plus applicable taxes). Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call.  A valid credit card will be required for all reservations. Unfortunately, rates cannot be changed at check in or check out for those who do not identify their affiliation with Amnesty International USA at the time the reservation was requested.

Please note: Each room under the Amnesty International USA room block includes the following items:

o   Complimentary self-parking for all guests and attendees 

o   Complimentary Cooked to Order Breakfast for Registered Guests

o   Complimentary evening Reception includes: Cocktails, Beer, Wine and Snacks, for Registered Guests

o   The internet in your guest sleeping room is waived each day of your stay 

Space is limited, and the special rate expires on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, so please book your room today! 

Request for Proposals

AIUSA members and staff are encouraged to submit proposals for sessions they would like to create and organize to grow the movement, inspire activism, and lead to positive change. The Request for Proposals process for the 2017 Annual General Meeting will be live on the Activist Resource Community (ARC) in mid to late October. Your proposals will help create a diverse and inclusive agenda for the AGM, while helping to shape the national and global dialogue for human rights activists. The submissions deadline is December 21, 2016.

Our goal is to highlight the human rights work we are doing locally, nationally, and globally while elevating activism in our host city. Sessions will be selected and approved by the 2017 AGM Planning Committee. Members and staff are encouraged to collaborate on proposals.

Voting on Resolutions:

Please note that in order to cast a vote in the 2017 AGM Working Parties and Voting Plenary, you must be an active member of AIUSA and you must have purchased your membership (or received a valid dues-waiver) by no later than January 19, 2017 (50 days before the start of the AGM.) If you have any questions about this process, please contact Michelle Menzel at To renew or become a member, please click here.

We would like to give a special thank you to our 2017 AGM Program Committee for their hard work and commitment to the success of our Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference:

Thomas Benner- National Resolutions Committee Member, Camille Garrett- Legislative Coordinator, Julie Ikeda- Western Representative, Lisa Konczal- Southern Representative, Amrita Minhas- Mid-Atlantic Representative, Akriti Panthi- Mid Western Representative, Carrol Pearson- Area Coordinators Steering Committee Member, and Alexandra Prim- Northeast Representative.

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