National Convention

The AAUW National Convention takes place every other year, with the next convention to take place in 2017.

You can learn about the types of issues discussed and seminar topics by looking at the seminars mentioned below,  , .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  which were offered at the 2015 convention.

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We can’t wait to find new ways to empower women and girls at the 2015 convention, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . which is from June 18–21, 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego.

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Seminars:  Here’s a sampling of some of the sessions planned for the 2015 Convention:

Small but Mighty:  How Your Small Branch Can Make Big Public Policy Change

Do you wonder how you can make an advocacy impact as a small branch or as an individual member, especially when the AAUW Public Policy Program is so comprehensive? Ever asked yourself how a public policy priority turns into a public policy victory? Come find out at this workshop. You’ll learn what it takes to get a win in Congress and at your statehouse, and leave with tools and resources you can use to make change, whether you have five members in your branch or 50.

Elect Her:  How to Encourage Women to Run for Office

Learn how your branch can encourage more women to run for your school board, city council, Congress, or any elected office. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Elect Her–Campus Women Win, a national AAUW program you can apply to bring to your local campus. You’ll also get the tools and resources to run your own program: activities to build campaign skills, like networking and developing your message; resources on how to make the decision to run; information on the AAUW legacy of women in office; and more.

Interest, Connection, and Sharing:  The Formula for Engagement

When you understand what your fellow members care about, you can turn them into engaged advocates and ambassadors for the organization. This session will teach you how to discover what your members are interested in and how they would prefer to engage. Not just a lecture, this session will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from each other, share problems and successes, and leave ready to convert members into engaged volunteers.

Solving the Equation:  Women in Engineering and Computing

Get an insider’s view on AAUW’s newest report, Solving the Equation: Women In Engineering and Computing. Researchers Christi Corbett and Catherine Hill will share the latest research on what we can do to increase the number of women in engineering and computing. You’ll leave with concrete ideas for how your branch can support the advancement of women and girls in these vital fields.

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About the Convention

In 2007, AAUW voted to open the national convention to every member and their guests.  Now every two years, hundreds of women leaders from across the country gather to discover new ways to empower themselves and other women and girls.

AAUW’s national convention is a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. And it isn’t all work and no play.  The program will offer unique entertainment and fun surprises, too!