Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center
600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Join us on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in Philadelphia to make a lasting human rights impact. The Mid-Atlantic 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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Regional Conference Workshop Review Committee

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 25th at 5pm EST.

A group of 5-7 AIUSA members who will review the workshop proposals and select the final workshops per Regional Conference. Each regional conference will have it’s own RCWRC that will strive to be made up of various Member-Leaders (Ex. NYAC, ACSC) including faculty advisors and local/student group members.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Request For Proposals

Application Deadline: Monday, August 13th at 11:59pm EST.

AIUSA members are encouraged to create and organize some of the sessions that will grow the movement, inspire, and lead to positive change. Sessions will help create a diverse and inclusive agenda for the 2018 Regional Conferences, while helping to shape the regional dialogue for human rights activists. Our goal is to highlight the human rights work we are doing locally while elevating activism in our host city of each regional conference. Sessions will be selected and approved by the Regional Conference Workshop Review Committee (RCWRC).

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Agenda

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference agenda is coming soon!

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.

If interested please submit this application by Monday, October 8th at 5pm EST. Space is limited so apply today

Resolutions

Submit a Resolution

Deadline: September 14, 2018 (Student Deadline: September 14, 2018)

One of the exciting things about Amnesty International is that, as a grassroots membership organization, members have a voice in what Amnesty does. Resolutions are the means by which members of AIUSA have the power to affect policy decision-making at the regional, national and international levels. This is your chance to exercise your democratic right as a member of AIUSA.

It’s easy to submit a resolution! You provide the idea, and we’ll help you put it in the proper format. Please contact the National Resolutions Committee at [email protected] if you have questions or would like more information about how to submit a resolution.

To request a resolutions submission form: send an email to [email protected].

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.

Subsidies

More information on subsidies coming soon!

ticketing

Registration prices vary between $15 – $45. Please note that the Early Bird Registration Rates end 9/30 at 11:59pm EST. Early Bird Rates apply to General and Student/Educator/Senior Citizen/ Fixed Income (S/E/S/FI) tickets.

For more details on registration rates, please click the “register here” button below.

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

Subsidies

More information on subsidies coming soon!

This year’s conference will be taking place at the University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC). Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Conference Lodging
The Gables Bed and Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 662-1918
www.gablesbb.com
0.4 miles from the venue.
Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street
215-387-8000
www.sheratonuniversitycity.com
1.0 miles from the venue.
Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
215-735-9300
www.himidtown.com
2.5 miles from the venue.

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 PHL, Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 14-18 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 Anywhere via AMTRAK:

Visit amtrak.com for routes and schedules. Arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Taxi to the University is approximately $15. Or board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop. Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall, on 43rd St., half block north of the trolley stop.

From Philadelphia International Airport via SEPTA:

Visit septa.org for routes and schedules. Take SEPTA Airport Rail Line to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop. Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall, on 43rd St., half block north of the trolley stop.

Traveling from Southern New Jersey:

Visit www.ridepatco.org for routes and schedules. Arrive at 8thand Market Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA market Frankford Elevated Line (blue line) to 30th Street Station. Take the westbound trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St.

By Car:

If you would prefer to drive to Philadelphia, please visit http://www.usciences.edu/visiting/ for driving directions to the venue. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall or you may use any available on-street parking. The University provides a limited amount of off-street reserved parking.

Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall or you may use any available on-street parking. The University provides a limited amount of on-campus parking at no charge.

Taxi Services:

Olde City Taxi
215-333-3333
Philadelphia Cab Company
215-438-7777
Yellow Cab
215-247-7678

Volunteers

More information on volunteers coming soon!