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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Request For Proposals

The deadline to apply has passed.


To view a pdf version of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference agenda, please click here.

The day before the Regional Conference, on Friday, November 2nd, we welcome you to join us from 5pm EST – 7pm EST at Clarkville for a Write for Rights Social. The address is 4301 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Join us to write a letter, eat pizza and meet activists from your area!


This is a draft agenda and is subject to change, 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.

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



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.



Subsidies are intended for active AI members and activists who otherwise would be unable to attend the conference due to financial constraints. For the 2018 Regional Conferences, AIUSA will be offering each person/group chosen for a subsidy either one-two nights of lodging accommodation or $75-$200 for travel reimbursement per application.

For information on eligibility requirements and to apply, please click the ‘submit application’ button below.



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 “Buy Ticket” 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

Conference Lodging
Sheraton Philadelphia University City 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 at 1-888-627-7071 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 October 3rd, 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 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
Philadelphia Cab Company
Yellow Cab


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

We are looking for volunteers to help in various roles at this year’s Regional Conferences. Volunteers are required to commit to a 2-hour shift. Conference registration fees will be waived for approved volunteers. Please note that we will not be able to reimburse registration fees.

There are a limited number of volunteer spots so we encourage you to apply early. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form and submit by no later than Friday, October 5th at 5pm EST.

Once your application is submitted, we will be in touch to provide further details.