Northeast Regional Conference

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Boston University, George Sherman Union (GSU) & The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS),
685-775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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

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

Agenda

Program Book

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

Program Book

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

Please join us on 10/26 for Amnesty International’s Write4Rights Party.  This event will be held in the Empress Room at the Regency Hyatt, Cambridge, MA, which has an amazing skyline view of the city!

Drop by and write a letter!

Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm

Refreshments & Snacks will be provided

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.

Resolutions

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.

SUBMIT FORM

Subsidies

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ticketing

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

Hyatt Regency Cambridge is our host hotel. Our room rates (all subject to applicable state and local taxes) for single occupancy is $249, double is $259, triple is $269, and quadruple is $279. You can reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at (617) 492-1234 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 14th, 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

Amnesty Bus from NYC to Boston

If you’re coming from NYC and still need transport, Amnesty has organized a bus from the Amnesty office departing at 4:00 am on Saturday and leaving Boston at 7:00 pm. The bus is $25 per way or $50 for the return trip. Please fill out the form by Wednesday October 23 if you’d like to take this option.

By Air:

The closest airport to fly into is BOS, Logan International Airport , which is located 17 minutes away from the venue by car. You can also use an Uber or Taxi, which will cost approximately $15-20.

By Train and Bus:

From the airport, you can take the train from Terminal E- Arrival Level towards South Station. From South Station, take Red Line towards Alewife and get off at Park Street.

Once at Park Street, take the D towards Reservoir, and get off at Kenmore. Moving forward on foot for 3 minutes, you will arrive at the venue.

By Car/Parking:

If you would prefer to drive to Boston, please visit Boston University for driving directions to the venue.

Guest parking passes are available for select University lots. Passes must be requested at least 10 business days-in-advance and are non-refundable. Current Pre-Registered Guest Pass rates are $12 per car per day. The rate is subject to change as of September 1st. Pay-on-entry options are also available.

Taxi Services:

Boston Airport Cab
617-576-9800
Boston Airport Express Car
617-499-7770
Boston Airport Taxi Services
617-405-3000

Volunteers

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