21 October 2017 – Albany, New York – Albany Law School, 1928 Building

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

Join us on October 21, 2017, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Albany to make a lasting human rights impact. The Northeast 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, September 29th. 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
September 17th 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 Albany Law School. Below is a list of recommended economical hotels that are also conveniently located nearby our regional conference venue.

Location

Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

Conference Lodging
Hilton Garden Inn
Albany Medical Center
62 New Scotland Avenue
518-396-3500
albanymedicalcenter.stayhgi.com
Across the street from the venue.
The Washington Park Inn
634 Madison Ave
518-225-4567
www.washingtonparkinn.com
0.5 miles from the venue.
The Morgan State House Inn
393 State Street
888-427-6063
www.statehouse.com
0.7 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 Albany International Airport, which is located 20-25 minutes away from the venue by car. You can also use a Taxi service, which will cost approximately $30-35.

By Train/Bus:

From the airport, take the 737 East bus to Washington Avenue & Lark Street. Transfer to the 13 West bus from Lark Street & Spring Street. Plan to arrive at Albany Medical Center Building C.

From the Rensselaer Amtrak station, walk approximately 3 minutes to East Street & Herricks Street. Take the 114 West bus from East Street and Herricks Street, and plan to arrive at Madison Avenue & New Scotland Avenue.

For information on all other bus routes to the venue, please click here.

By Car:

For driving directions from any other locations to Albany Law School, please click here.

Taxi Services:

Taxi Albany NY
518-281-0375
Capital City Taxi
518-478-6994
Express Transportation
518-421-3322
Albany Taxi Cab
518-898-4266
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 Northeast Regional Conference a success:

Carolyn Smiles, Eli Tyrrel Walker, Bill Harris, Dierdre Stieglitz, Emily Loparco, Kelly Noh, Carrie Kuehl, Jessica Leach and Debora Domass.

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 Northeast 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 22nd. 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 Northeast 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.