4 November 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.

Join us on November 4, 2017, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Philadelphia to make a lasting human rights impact. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With our Grassroots Host Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will 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.

Action Alley and Ideas Fair

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 an application by Friday, October 13th. Space is limited so apply today

Action Alley Application

Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Eliza Reddick at [email protected] or 617-979-3985.

Ticketing

Registration prices vary between $20 – $40. Please note that early bird registration rate ends
October 1st at 11:59pm. Early bird rates apply to member and non-member General and already discounted 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

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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.

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Eliza Reddick at [email protected] or 617-979-3985.

Travel & Lodging

This year’s conference will be taking place at the University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center. Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Location

University of Sciences McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC)
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Conference Lodging
The Gables Bed and Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
215-662-1918
www.gablesbb.com
0.4 miles from the venue.
Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street
215-387-8000
www.sheratonuniversitycity.com
1.0 miles from the venue.
Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
215-735-9300
www.himidtown.com
2.5 miles from the 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 PHL, Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 14-18 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 Anywhere via AMTRAK:

Visit amtrak.com for routes and schedules. Arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Taxi to the University is approximately $15. Or board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop. Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall, on 43rd St., half block north of the trolley stop.

From Philadelphia International Airport via SEPTA:

Visit septa.org for routes and schedules. Take SEPTA Airport Rail Line to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop. Admission Office is located in Griffith Hall, on 43rd St., half block north of the trolley stop.

Traveling from Southern New Jersey:

Visit www.ridepatco.org for routes and schedules. Arrive at 8th and Market Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA market Frankford Elevated Line (blue line) to 30th Street Station. Take the westbound trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St.

By Car:

If you would prefer to drive to Philadelphia, please visit http://www.usciences.edu/visiting/ for driving directions to the venue. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall or you may use any available on-street parking. The University provides a limited amount of off-street reserved parking.

Taxi Services:

Olde City Taxi
215-247-7678
Yellow Cab
215-333-3333
Philadelphia Cab Company
215-438-7777
Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Eliza Reddick at [email protected] or 617-979-3985.

The more people and support we secure for our Regional Conference, the more we will accomplish for the human rights movement, while ensuring an optimal experience for our attendees. Your participation in the conference is crucial to its success, so we all need to spread the word!

Here are a few ways you can help and show your support:

Submit a Resolution

Submit a resolution by September 1, 2017 (student deadline: September 15, 2017)

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. You may also contact the NRC chair, Roni Kay O’Dell at [email protected]

Download the Resolutions Submission Form

Vote on Resolutions

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.

Recruit Others

The more people attend our Regional Conference, the more we will accomplish for the human rights movement and the better experience everyone will have, so we all need to spread the word! Challenge yourself or your group to sign up at least 1, 2, or 3 more people! In fact, a good percentage of our current members and activists first learned about Amnesty International at a Regional Conference! Let’s get to it!

Grassroots Host Committee

We would like to thank the members of the Grassroots Host Committee for their help in making the 2017 MidAtlantic Regional Conference a success:

Kathleen Lucas, Nick Gebelle, Sam Steed and Rob Colburn.

Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Eliza Reddick at [email protected] or 617-979-3985.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to help out at the Regional Conference! If you are interested in volunteering for the Regional Conference, please submit this application by Friday, October 6th. Volunteers are expected to volunteer for at least three hours, and in return, will receive free registration. Volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There are a limited number of spaces, so we encourage you to apply early. Once your application is turned in, a representative from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Planning Committee will be in touch to provide further details.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Regional Conference, fill out an application form here

Volunteer Application

Please note that all volunteers must live within a 75 mile radius of the conference location.