Western Regional Conference

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It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year's Western Regional Conference. Join us October 28-30, 2016, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Los Angeles to make a lasting human rights impact. The Western Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.

Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action. As activists, we will be challenged to initiate change within our own communities. This will only happen with you – we need you there! 

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Online pre-registration for the Western Regional Conference has now closed but you can still join us in Los Angeles and register onsite! Registration will reopen at the conference on Friday afternoon.


Did you know?

Los Angeles is widely regarded as the epicenter of entertainment and media. A city that is home to major celebrities, sports teams, fashion trends, and tourism, Los Angeles stands as the metropolitan of the West Coast. Home to the world’s leading film industry, Hollywood is a source of dreams and inspiration. In order to maintain this atmosphere of hope and limitless opportunity, many Californians are pushing for refugee policy reform-- especially in regards to those fleeing the worsening conditions in the Northern Triangle of Central America. AIUSA commends the West’s activists’ efforts to promote acceptance of all and towards Amnesty’s Refugee and Migrant Rights’ Campaign.



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.



  • Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 – Sunday, October 30, 2016
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles – Westside
    6161 West Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 (map)


Regional Conference Planning Committee

We’d like to give a special thank you to our Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee, who has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our event. We greatly appreciate your dedication to the human rights movement and to Amnesty International USA.

Carrol Pearson, Elizabeth Gamarra, Cecelia Gonzalez, Shannon Rosset, Tal Newfield and Anne Olsen.

Learn how you can join the Regional Conference Planning committee for 2017!


Regional Conference Resources

All AIUSA Regional Conferences are wheelchair accessible, have gender neutral bathrooms and will provide translation services if required.


Request For Proposals

The RFP process for the 2016 Regional Conference is now closed. On behalf of the Regional Planning Committee and AIUSA staff we’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.


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. You can review the 2016 Western Regional Conference resolutions packet on the Activist Resource Community (ARC) here.


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