Midwest Regional Conference
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!
The deadline to apply has passed.
To view a pdf version of the 2018 Midwest Regional Conference agenda, please click here.
This is a draft agenda and is subject to change, please be sure to check back for updates.
For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact [email protected].
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, September 24th at 5pm EST. Space is limited so apply today!
The deadline to submit a resolution has now passed.
Please contact the National Resolutions Committee at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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.
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. 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.
Regional Conference registration is now available!
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.
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.
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 http://www.metrostlouis.org.
You can also take a bus from the airport using Jayride, cost is around $16-$75. Click here for more information.
If you would prefer to drive to St. Louis , please visit http://www.stlouiscitycenterhotel.com 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
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.