28 October 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Midwestern Regional Conference.

Join us October 28, 2017, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Milwaukee to make a lasting human rights impact. The Midwestern 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 6th. 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 Ernest Coverson at [email protected] or 312-435-6386.

Ticketing

Registration prices vary between $20 – $40. Please note that early bird registration rate ends
September 10th 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 Now” 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 Ernest Coverson at [email protected] or 312-435-6386.

Travel & Lodging

This year’s conference will be taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education. Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Location

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Continuing Education
161 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Conference Lodging
Hampton Inn and Suites
176 W Wisconsin Avenue
414-271-4656
www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Across the street from the venue.
Courtyard Marriott
300 W Michigan Street
414-291-4122
www.marriott.com
0.2 miles from the venue.
Ambassador Hotel
2308 W Wisconsin Avenue
414-345-5000
www.ambassadormilwaukee.com
1.5 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 General Mitchell International Airport, which is located 15-20 minutes away from the venue by car. You can also use an Uber or Taxi, which will cost approximately $20-25.

By Train/Bus:

From the airport, you can take a Coach Express bus outside Baggage claim #1 to Downtown Milwaukee Intermodal/Amtrak Station. Buses arrive 5 minutes past every hour, and tickets must be purchased before boarding, costing $8 one-way. The venue is approximately a 10 minute walk from the drop off point.

By train, take the green line from the airport baggage claim #7162 going towards Bayshore – Oakland Howell. Plan to arrive at Water & Wisconsin #736. For more information on routes and schedules, please visit www.ridemcts.com.

By Car:

If you would prefer to drive to The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, please refer to this resource for driving directions to the venue.

Taxi Services:

Milwaukee Taxi Services Ltd.
414-688-6786
Cabmotion
414-817-2338
Yellow Cab Co-op Milwaukee
414-271-1800
Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Ernest Coverson at [email protected] or 312-435-6386.

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 Midwest Regional Conference a success:

Khalil Dokhanchi, Paul Moriarty, Alfiza Urmanova, Oliver Hidalgo- Wohlleben and Laura Osborn- Coffey.

Conference Registration

Regional Conference registration is now available!

Contact Us

For more information on this year’s regional conference, please contact Ernest Coverson at [email protected] or 312-435-6386.

The Midwest 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, September 29th. 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 Midwest 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.