The 2019 AGM will provide a space for members/activists to connect with one another and to get tools/trainings that will help them engage in the priority campaigns and advance the programs and organizational goals. As a membership based organization, Amnesty International works to build and uphold partnerships between volunteer leaders and staff. It is through shared leadership that we do our best work.
All members who plan to submit a proposal should contact the appropriate staff members and member leaders who work on a region or issue area, if applicable. Before submitting, staff should collaborate on their proposals if their content areas overlap.
Please be sure to review the Program Session Submission & Criteria Guide prior to submitting your session.
All submissions must be received by October 22nd at 11:59pm EST. There are no exceptions. Please email [email protected] with any questions related to your submission.
Amnesty International USA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members of AIUSA and activists to come together to engage in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, hands-on skill-building workshops and caucuses as well as to shape the policies of the organization.
Please include the contact information for the individual responsible for organizing the workshop or panel. The organizer's role is to liaise with AIUSA staff and to confirm all details of the session, including description edits and/or changes, speakers or panelists, audio and visual needs, and all other logistics. Session Organizers may or not be participating in workshops, but they are the point person for their workshop.
Workshop Organizer: Individual who submits RFP and coordinates with AIUSA staff on the logistics for their respective session.
Benefit: Comped Registration
This information is only required if you are an AIUSA staff member.
If you are submitting a proposal for a workshop or panel that includes other facilitators or panelists, please indicate if they are a facilitator, moderator, or panelist and provide a brief bio (50 words max) for each. Bios will be edited as needed. If there are more than three panelists, please email [email protected]
Panelist/Speaker: Subject matter expert who speaks at length during session about topic at hand.
Benefit: Comped Registration, 1 night hotel stay, domestic travel to/from AGM host city.
Facilitator/Moderator: Mediator for panel/workshop. Supports the flow of conversation by prompting discussion, does not need to be subject matter expert.
Please select the materials that you will need for your workshop, panel, or training. If approved, you will receive confirmation of materials and equipment that will be available in the room for your session.
Each session organizer of a workshop or panel is responsible for securing the commitment of the facilitator(s), moderator(s) and/or panelist/speakers(s) and coordinating communication between AIUSA and facilitator(s) or panelist/speakers(s). A session organizer may also be a facilitator, moderator, or panelist.
Each session organizer of a workshop or panel is responsible for assuring that the content of the proposal fits a 60 minute time frame.
Session organizers, moderators and/or facilitators of approved program sessions receive complimentary registration. They are responsible for booking and paying their own travel and lodging expenses.
Speakers for sessions will receive complimentary travel, registration and lodging expenses for one night at the AGM venue.
The organizers and panelists or facilitator(s) should promote the session through blog posts, social media, listservs, etc. in advance of AIUSA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting. There’s a lot of competition in each time slot, so you have to promote yourself to get the best audience in the room.
As a session organizer, you will play a key role as an intermediary between AIUSA and your panelists or facilitator(s). AIUSA staff will do all we can to make sure you are up to date, but you will hold the primary responsibility for communicating information to your panelists or facilitator(s).