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!
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.
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).
Midwest Regional Conference agenda is coming soon!
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!
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].
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.
More information on subsidies coming soon!
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.
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.
More information on subsidies coming soon!
This year’s conference will be taking place at the Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center. Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.
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 (855) 537-4770 and mentioning Amnesty International. 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.
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
More information on volunteers coming soon!