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!
The deadline to apply has passed.
To view a pdf version of the 2018 Southern 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, October 1st 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.
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 9/23 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.
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.
Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome 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 directly at (504) 581-1600 and mentioning Amnesty International USA – Southern Regional Conference or through this link and using the Group Code: INT. A block of rooms have been reserved for the Conference. The special room rate will be available until September 26th, 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.
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.
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.
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.