Southern Regional Conference

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Xavier University of Louisiana, Norman C. Francis Academic/Science Complex (NCF),
1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans, LA 70125

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Southern Regional Conference. Join us on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in New Orleans to make a lasting human rights impact. The Southern 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.


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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Southern 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!


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.


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.

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


More information on subsidies coming soon!

This year’s conference will be taking place at the Xavier University of Louisiana, Norman C. Francis Academic/Science Complex (NCF). Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Conference Lodging
Crescent Palms Motel
3923 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 832 -7773
1.2 miles from venue.
Holiday Inn New Orleans-Downtown Superdome
30 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-1600
2.4 miles from venue.
The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1111 Gravier St,New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 518 -5800
2.5 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:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the nearest airport to the venue. The Taxi and uber ride would cost around $26-$31 total.

By Train and Bus:

From the airport, you can reach the venue using Jefferson Transit Jet. The price for the travel is $1-$2 and runs every 30 mins. For more information click here.

You can also take a bus from the airport using Jayride, cost is around $16-$75. Click here for more information.

By Car/Parking:

If you would prefer to drive to New Orleans please visit here for driving directions to the venue.

On Friday, free parking is available beginning after 5:30pm. There is free parking in all University lots during the weekends.

Taxi Services:

Eric ‘Big E’ Airport Transportation Service
Nawlins Cab
United Cabs


More information on volunteers coming soon!