Amnesty International 2018 Midwest Regional Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)

Midwest Regional Conference

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center,
400 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Midwest Regional Conference. Join us on Saturday, October 20th, 2018, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in St. Louis to make a lasting human rights impact. The Midwest Regional Conference brings together Amnesty members and other human rights activists to continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.

As activists, we will be challenged to initiate change within our own communities. This will only happen with you – we need you there!

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @AMNESTYUSA.

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To view a pdf version of the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference agenda, please click below.


Program Book

To view a pdf version of the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference program book, please click below.

Program Book

This is a draft agenda and program book, and is subject to change so please be sure to check back for updates. 

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact [email protected].

Action Alley

The Action Alley is a forum to learn about and take action on human rights issues, current AIUSA priorities, and a space for AIUSA groups to creatively display their ideas and accomplishments. We invite and encourage all attendees–including local groups, student groups, country specialists and thematic coordination groups, other member leaders, and community organizations–to apply for a space at the Action Alley. The Action Alley provides an opportunity and location for the sharing of ideas and insights that cannot be accommodated by conference programming. Past displays have shared particularly successful community events and activities, human rights promotion ideas and techniques, and information on human rights-related topics.

The deadline to apply has passed.


Submit a Resolution

The deadline to submit a resolution has now passed.

Please contact the National Resolutions Committee at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Vote on a Resolution

In order to participate in the membership resolution process, you must be a dues-paying member of AIUSA. The good news is, it’s not too late to become a member! Sign up here, or join or renew onsite to enjoy full participation in the AIUSA resolution process at the Regional Conferences.

Group Authorization Form

At the AIUSA Regional Conferences, resolutions may be voted on by Individual Voting Members and by one designated delegate from each registered AIUSA Student or Local Group.

To obtain a Group Voting Card at the RCs, the Group Coordinator/Chair must submit a completed copy of this authorization form. The recommended deadline is the Wednesday before the relevant conference. The purpose of this form is to indicate who the authorized Group delegate will be at the RC. You will be asked to also indicate 2 back-up delegates in the event that the Group delegate is unable to pick-up the card. At the conference, the Group delegate should report to the personnel at the Member Services table. As Group delegate, you will be asked to sign your name in order to receive the group voting card.

Please discuss the resolutions with your group before the conference. The Resolutions to be considered at the RCs will be found on the Member Center prior to the conferences.



The deadline to apply has passed.


Online pre-registration has now closed. Registration will re-open onsite on Saturday morning, tickets can be purchased with cash or check. Look for the Onsite Registration table.

Disclaimer: Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Minor Waiver Required
If you (or a member of your group) are 17 years of age or younger, AIUSA requires that this waiver agreement 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.

Travel & Lodging

Conference Lodging

Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center is our host hotel. Our room rate is $119 (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 (314) 231-5007 and mentioning Amnesty International or through this link. A block of rooms have been reserved for the Conference. The special room rate will be available until September 27th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Please note that prices and availabilities are subject to change without notice. It is recommended that guests book a place to stay as soon as possible to ensure their lodging for the conference.

 Conference Travel

By Air:

The closest airport to fly into is STL, St. Louis Lambert International Airport , which is located 25 minutes away from the venue by car. You can also use an Uber or Taxi.

By Train and Bus:

Take the train from Lambert Airport Terminal 1 and get off at Civic Center. After Civil Center, it is a short 2 minute walk to the venue. For more information, please visit

You can also take a bus from the airport using Jayride, cost is around $16-$75. Click here for more information.

By Car/Parking:

If you would prefer to drive to St. Louis , please visit for driving directions to the venue. Parking rates are outlined here (subject to applicable state and local tax):

$6.00 Daily Self-Parking
$25.00 Overnight Self-Parking
$10.00 Daily Valet Parking
$30.00 Overnight Valet Parking

Taxi Services:

Laclede Cab
Taxi Service
United Cab


The deadline to apply has passed.