Amnesty West is heading to the Land of Enchantment! The 2014 Western Regional Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 7-9, 2014. Join us for three days of learning, networking, skills-building and activism around domestic and international human rights issues. This year's conference will continue the tradition of providing exceptional educational workshops, opportunities to meet and share with like-minded individuals, access to phenomenal speakers and leaders in the human rights field, and building momentum to take back to your own community.
The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in central Albuquerque, just minutes from the University of New Mexico, downtown Albuquerque, and Old Town.
November 7th - 9th, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel (map)
Regional Conference registration is now available!
The Western Regional Conference will highlight AIUSA's key areas of work as well as other human rights issues, from local to global. We will learn about gun violence and criminal justice, with a special focus on police violence in Albuquerque. Together we will strategize on how to stop torture domestically and around the world, and engage around women's, LGBTI and immigrants' rights. Attendees will hear exceptional speakers on dozens of topics, participate in engaging and useful skill-building workshops, and meet hundreds of activists from around the west. Check back often for a detailed program agenda!
Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Embassy Suites. Conference participants will receive a discounted room rate of $99+tax per night (1-4 people per room). All rooms are two-room suites and include a sofa bed, refrigerator, free wi-fi internet and made-to-order complimentary breakfast! Parking is free and available onsite. Book your room by October 17! Call 1-800-EMBASSY and mention Amnesty International.
The conference venue is just three miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), which serves most major airlines.
Roadtripping to an Amnesty West conference is not only one of the best ways to get to the regional conference, but is a time-honored tradition! Albuquerque is easily accessible by road from across the southwest, and activists will be hitting the pavement and making a trip of it from across the region! Check back for a carpool planner to find a ride from your area.
Ideas Fair and Action Stations
Have a great idea for local activism? Creative way to grab attention and inspire others to take action? Show it off in the Ideas Fair! Check back soon for the application.
Subsidies and Volunteering
Limited housing subsidies are available for the Western Regional Conference. Groups of four attendees may apply for one subsidy, which will cover two nights' lodging at the conference venue. Check back for the application, which will be posted mid-August.
Recruit Others to Attend!
This year's conference is bound to be impactful, inspiring, and community-building. The more people who attend, the more we will accomplish for the human rights movement at home and around the world! Challenge yourself and your group to set goals for attendance, and start recruiting early!
Want to get more involved with the conference? Contact Sara Schmidt at email@example.com / 415-744-4675 to see how you can get in on the action!