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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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

Northeast 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 1st 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 Boston University, George Sherman Union (GSU) & The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Conference Lodging
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
575 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-1234
https://www.hyatt.com
0.7 miles from venue.
Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 933-5000
https://www.hotelcommonwealth.com
0.7 miles from venue.
Boston Hotel Buckminster
645 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 236-7050
www.himidtown.com
0.7 miles from 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 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

More information on volunteers coming soon!