Special Events

Below is a selection of the 2017 special events itinerary. Check back later for the full list of events.

2017 Conference of State Presidents

Presidents and presidents-elect are invited to the 2017 AAUW Conference of State Presidents, a free half-day conference preceding the 2017 AAUW National Convention. The conference will help you become a stronger team leader and give you opportunities to network and connect with your fellow state presidents. During this conference, you’ll get top-notch leadership training, discuss ways to support your state board members in their roles, and learn how to identify and mentor up-and-coming leaders to ensure your state’s success for many years to come.

2017 Fund Chair Conference

State and Branch AAUW Fund Chairs are invited to the 2017 Fund Chair Conference, a free half-day conference preceding the 2017 AAUW National Convention. This event will help you become an even stronger fund-raising leader by providing new fund-raising ideas, bolstering understanding of policies, and creating a space to share and learn from your fellow AAUW Fund Chairs. The session will be facilitated by a national and international fund-raising strategist.

2017 Conference of State Program Vice Presidents

State program vice presidents and vice presidents elect are invited to the Conference of State Program Vice Presidents, a free four-hour session to be held June 14, prior to the 2017 AAUW National Convention. This event will help you become an even stronger state program vice president by examining position requirements, learning how to build a team and integrate program goals with other state priorities, bolstering understanding of the resources available, and creating a space to share with and learn from your fellow AAUW state program vice presidents. The session will be facilitated by AAUW’s Branch Program Resource Committee.

Opening Night Dinner

Starting at 5:30 p.m., catch up with AAUW friends and make connections at the pre-dinner reception (cash bar). Then, starting at 6:30 p.m., join us for dinner.

Meet Our Current Board Members and Candidates

Take this opportunity to meet in person the current AAUW Board of Directors and the candidates for the 2017–19 board.

Capitol Hill Lobby Day

Help shape public policy for women and girls by participating in the Capitol Hill Lobby Day. Members will visit Democratic and Republican congressional offices to advocate on AAUW issues. Participation at the Lobby Day briefings on Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th is required for all Lobby Day participants.

Healthy Moves

Begin your day with a light physical workout that is adjusted for ability and age (ticketed event)

Programs That Work

Returning after a successful debut at the 2015 convention, this session is an opportunity to hear about what other members and branches are doing across the country to empower women and girls. You’ll walk away with new program ideas to take home and implement in your local community!

Legacy Circle Dinner

Celebrate with like-minded philanthropists, and hear from dynamic women who have benefited from your work. (This event is invitation only.)

2017 AAUW National Convention Banquet

Join us for convention’s premier event! After a pre-banquet reception and cash bar, head over to the main event at 6:30 p.m. Our 2017 banquet will feature remarks from our Fellowship and Grants’ awardees and a three-course meal with wine service. (This is a ticketed event.)

Everything AAUW Table

Have a question about one of AAUW’s programs or initiatives? Looking to grab a copy of the latest AAUW original research? Want to sign up for Office Hours consultations? Stop by the Everything AAUW table!

The Experience Zone

You never know what you’ll find in the Experience Zone. Stop by to relax from a long day of workshops and peruse tables from local vendors and sponsors. Check back often—there may be a different activity every time you visit!

Office Hours

Very popular at our previous conventions, these one-on-one consultations include marketing, membership, social media, finance, and more. Once you arrive at convention, visit the Everything AAUW table to sign up for your free appointment with staff experts.

AAUW New Building Office Tours

AAUW has a new home! We are offering tours of our beautiful new space on Wednesday, June 14 at 4:30 and 5 p.m., and on Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 and 2 p.m. Our offices are located at 1310 L Street, NW, Ste. 1000, about a 20 minute walk from the Renaissance Hotel. You can sign up for a tour at the Everything AAUW table. Please note that transportation will not be provided between the hotel and our offices.

ShopAAUW Table

Move over Amazon … you can find everything you need at ShopAAUW! From speaker gifts to branch identity pieces, you’ll find gorgeous, high-quality items at ShopAAUW. Pick up some “keep calm and fight the patriarchy” swag for the students in your life, along with a few blue-and-green paisley accessories for your AAUW friends (OK, you can pick up some for yourself as well!). And stock up on branded items, like balloons and tablecloths, to make your next event a hit.

Digital District

Join us for tips, tricks, and the opportunity to work out your tech kinks at the Digital District within the Experience Zone. We’ll have AAUW’s tech gurus on hand to discuss the role technology plays in your branch’s growth. Need help setting up a Facebook or Twitter account? We’ve got you covered. Do our Site Resources websites, managed by AAUW, look appealing to you? Here’s where you find out how to get started. Whatever your tech needs, come on down and hang out in the Digital District lounge.