2023 Virtual Activism Conference

OCTOBER 20TH – 22ND, 2023

Amnesty International USA is excited to be hosting the 2023 Virtual Activism Conference. We will build on the momentum generated at AGM’23 with this year’s theme, “Welcome Home Activists.”

AIUSA’s Virtual Activism Conference (VAC’23) will provide a space for people to come together to increase knowledge, build skills, and exchange ideas and strategies for progressing a human rights agenda! We will host our fully online conference via Whova. 

This year’s Virtual Activism Conference will offer 20+ sessions covering an array of human rights issues, such as Ending Racial Discrimination & Ensuring Equality and Equity, Reproductive rights, Refugee and Migrant Rights, Ending Gun Violence and more. Please check back later for a complete agenda of sessions offered. 

Registration for VAC’23

Opens: August 13, 2023

Closes: October 11, 2023


Request for Proposals

Want to lead a workshop in the conference? We want to hear from you!

We are now accepting proposals for this year’s Virtual Activism Conference! Representation from a variety of perspectives and voices is crucial to advancing the fight for human rights. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Click here to submit a proposal

All members who plan to submit a proposal are encouraged to contact the appropriate staff members and member leaders who work on a region or issue area, if applicable. After the sessions are voted on and approved you will be connected to the relevant staff and member leaders to ensure messaging and information alignment. 

The Request for Proposals deadline is Thursday, July 27th at 11:59pm ET. There are no exceptions. Please email [email protected] with any questions related to your submission.

Conference Planning Committee

Help us select the lineup of workshops!

We are now accepting applications for the Conference Programming Committee (CPC). This committee is composed of AIUSA member leaders who will review the 2023 conference program session proposals and select the final sessions for the Virtual Activism Conference (VAC’23) as well as next year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM’24). 

We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply. It is the role of the Programming Committee to ensure that the agenda is balanced, incorporating a diverse array of member-led workshops and panels that include skills-based, interactive sessions along with panels. 

Click here to apply

Length of term: July 2023 – November 2023

Expected time commitment: 5-6 hours for each conference. I.e. 5-6 hrs for VAC’23 and 5-6 hrs for AGM’24.

AIUSA Members will consist of representatives from the following membership groups: 

  • Area Coordinators 
  • Country and Thematic Specialists  
  • Legislative Coordinators   
  • Local Group
  • Student Groups
  • Youth Collective Member 
  • State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinators  
  • Youth Leadership in Activism