Amnesty International 2018 Southern Regional Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Southern Regional Conference

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Xavier University of Louisiana, Norman C. Francis Academic/Science Complex (NCF),
1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans, LA 70125

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Southern Regional Conference. Join us on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in New Orleans to make a lasting human rights impact. The Southern 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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Request For Proposals

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


Program Book

To view a pdf version of the 2018 Southern 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.



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Registration prices vary between $15 – $45. General and Student/Educator/Senior Citizen/ Fixed Income (S/E/S/FI) tickets are available.

For more details on registration rates, please click the “Buy Ticket” button below.

Online registration will close on Thursday, 10/18 at 11:59pm EST. Onsite registration will be available.

Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

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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

Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome is our host hotel. Our room rate is $189 (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 (504) 581-1600 and mentioning Amnesty International USA – Southern Regional Conference or through this link and using the Group Code: INT. A block of rooms have been reserved for the Conference. The special room rate will be available until September 26th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Please note that the hotel may charge the card used to book in advance of your arrival date. This charge is to ensure a valid form of payment is on file to hold your room(s). 

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:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the nearest airport to the venue. The Taxi and uber ride would cost around $26-$31 total.

By Train and Bus:

From the airport, you can reach the venue using Jefferson Transit Jet. The price for the travel is $1-$2 and runs every 30 mins. For more information click here.

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 New Orleans please visit here for driving directions to the venue.

On Friday, free parking is available beginning after 5:30pm. There is free parking in all University lots during the weekends.

Taxi Services:

Eric ‘Big E’ Airport Transportation Service
Nawlins Cab
United Cabs


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