Amnesty International USA is announce our first ever fully hybrid conference.
AIUSA’s Regional Activism Conference will provide a space for people to come together to increase knowledge, build skills, and exchange ideas and strategies for progressing a human rights agenda! We are excited to share that we will be testing our first ever hybrid conference. We will host our virtual conference via Whova while streaming from a test site with limited attendance from Atlanta, GA. If you are local we invite you to join us in person.
Continuing our AGM theme of Resilient Activism, the Regional Activism Conference is a hybrid conference and will bring to you the same energy that we have brought to you for the last 60 years.
This year’s Regional Activism conference offers 20 sessions which cover an array of human rights issues such as Ending Racial Discrimination & Ensuring Equality and Equity, Reproductive rights, Refugee and Migrant Rights, Ending Gun Violence and more. Please check the agenda for a full list of sessions offered.
This year’s Regional Activism conference offers 20 sessions which cover an array of human rights issues such as Abortion and Reproductive rights, Refugee and Migrant Rights, Ending Gun Violence and more. You can view the RAC Agenda now by clicking visiting our conference platform on WHOVA for most updated program.
We are excited to be hosting the Regional Activism Conference on our trusted platform Whova!
Whova is available on BOTH desktop and smartphone devices.
Once you register, you will receive an email with details on how to access the event page on Whova. Whova will host all aspects of the conference live sessions, discussion rooms, scheduling capabilities, and other opportunities for networking.
For more information on Whova, please click the Attendee Guide below.
Please note, all registered attendees will receive a Welcome Packet which contains detailed instructions on accessing Whova and navigating the platform.
During the conference, zoom links for all sessions will be found in Whova in the descriptions for sessions. These links will be populated the Friday morning of the conference. In order to join the zoom link, you will go to agenda, look for the session you wish to join, click “view session” in Whova and then click the zoom link.
For some helpful tech tips on zoom, please click the box below.
Community Agreements are an aspiration, or collective vision, for how we want to be in relationship with one another.
Violation of Community Agreements
Violation of these community agreements may result in removal of an attendee from the meeting space. Continued violation will result in removal from the conference.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior
We are excited to announce that this year’s Activism Conference governance sessions will be presented in a hybrid format! The National Resolutions Committee (NRC) is working with staff and members to create a working party and voting plenary that is accessible both in person and virtually. Please be patient as we implement this new system and check back for working party and virtual voting details.
We are once again partnering with ClearPicture for our governance sessions, both in person and virtually! This platform will allow remote attendees to participate and vote online using this link: https://aiusa.emeetings.live. Your login details will be emailed to you from our vendor. Attendees may also participate as guests by creating their own logins using the same link. See how the platform works here: https://youtu.be/dhIc_6VeIJo.
Please note, the deadline to submit resolutions is October 1st. Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to submit a resolution, have any questions or would like help in compiling the document.
Registration Deadline for Voting:
Please note, to ensure your ability to vote during working party and voting plenary, please register for the conference by October 16, 2022, and ensure you are up to date on your membership dues. For any questions on voting privileges, or if you register for the conference and/or pay your dues after October 16th, please contact Aashka Merchant at [email protected].
Please note, only participants that registered prior to the October 16th deadline will be verified as voters. If you registered after that date, please contact [email protected]. Additionally, if you paid your dues after October 16th, please contact us so we can ensure you have the most up to date voting credentials.
Amnesty International is committed to the principles of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) because we all belong in the movement for human rights. As we host our first ever hybrid conference, we are still implementing IDEA practices and measures in order to create an inclusive space for everyone. Please review our Code of Conduct.
We are continuously working towards our conferences being IDEA centered events and are committed to our growth in this area. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on the topic of IDEA at the RAC’22, we can be reached at [email protected].
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All sessions will utilize a closed captioning feature.
All registered attendees will receive a Welcome Packet which contains detailed instructions on accessing Whova and navigating the platform.
For some helpful Zoom tips, please click the box below.
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We know zoom and general tech fatigue is real. Check out our tips below on how to take care of yourself and stay energized throughout our conference weekend.
At AIUSA, we are dedicated to fostering a virtual community that is open to learning and incorporating IDEA values into our work spaces. Members of our virtual community agree to incorporate these principles into each of our interactions.
Be open to giving and receiving feedback about the effectiveness of virtual meetings – As we consider the overall meeting burden, be mindful of the amount of time scheduled and the ways in which we each process information individually. Also consider whether (or not) a meeting is the most effective form of communication for the objective. This should also speak to the importance of discussing meeting effectiveness with each other in an open, honest and respectful way.
Manage speaking time and make space for different voices –Consider community members who haven’t yet spoken (before you speak multiple times).
Be as present as possible and manage distractions as best you can – Understand that managing distractions does not mean eliminating distractions.
Be mindful when recording meetings/downloading chat – If meetings are being recorded, the community should be made aware. The same applies for if/when the host plans to download the chat.
Consider questions, comments or feedback that may be better suited for sharing offline or in a 1:1 conversation rather than on the call; determine the best course of action accordingly – This may include both critical and constructive feedback. We agree to use our best judgment.
Join calls by video when possible and stay on mute when not speaking. Recognize and respect that others may have limitations regarding the use of video – This pertains to large group calls. For smaller team/1:1 meetings, the directive expectation should come from the host/meeting lead.
Make considerations depending on your meeting community– Not every agreement will apply to every meeting/situation, and agreements may apply differently based on your meeting role (i.e. facilitator vs. participant).
Virtual Conference Registration: Pre conference Virtual registration is now closed. You will be able to register onsite. Please email [email protected] for any questions you may have.
ATLANTA IN-Person Pre conference registration is now closed. You will be able to register onsite. Please email [email protected] for any questions you may have.
There are two tickets for the RAC ’22. Both tickets will grant you access to the full 3-day conference.
Virtual RAC’22 Registration deadline 10/16
Atlanta in-person RAC’22 Registration deadline 10/7
If you (or a member of your group) are 17 years of age or younger, AIUSA requires that a waiver form be completed by a legal guardian and that a chaperone accompany you for the entire duration of the conference. AIUSA does not assume responsibility for minors. Please read the waiver carefully. Please sign the waiver and email a copy to [email protected] no later than Friday October 14th, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, contact [email protected].
Disclaimer: Attendees who do not email or bring the signed waiver to RAC’22 will not be allowed to participate
Subsidies are now closed. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Take your experience at the Regional Activism Conference to the next level. Volunteer with other activists at the conference. Those who volunteer for a three-hour shift will be awarded a complimentary conference pass. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please submit your application by: October 7th, 2022 11:59 PM ET.
Three-hour time slots for the following positions are available:
For questions, please contact: Tony Goodwin, Senior Organizer at AIUSA [email protected]
We are excited to be hosting the conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The links below provide resources that can help in your planning, including information about traveling to and around the conference.
Dates: Friday October 21, 2022- Sunday October 23, 2022
Hotel info: Hilton Atlanta Downtown
You can book your lodging using Amnesty’s promo rate of $139.99+ tx/fees
Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2022. Rates will go up after this date.
Attractions: The conference is close to all major attractions in Downtown Atlanta such as; Centennial Olympic Park: 0.80 miles, Center for Civil and Human Rights: 1.40 miles, Children’s Museum of Atlanta: 0.90 miles, Atlanta Botanical Gardens: 2.40 miles, and the Atlanta History Center: 7.00 miles.
The hotel is located at a 7 minute walk from the Peach Tree Marta station. For more information on fare and transit times visit the MARTA website here
You can also enter the Mall at Peachtree Center directly from the MARTA station via sky bridge.
Self parking: $35
Valet parking: $55
Parking details: Valet Required for Oversized Vehicles