2013 AAUW National Convention Presentation Resources

Looking to pay it forward and pass on what you learned at the 2013 AAUW National Convention? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fresh copy of that tip sheet or handout you picked up at a workshop? Check this page often for links to the presentations, worksheets, and other materials from some of our 38 workshops (with more on the way!) Plus, you’ll find even more important tools and resources you can use from our early-morning special-interest groups and national office updates.

Workshops | Special Interest Groups | Special Events

Panelists in the 2013 AAUW Convention If My Hair Were Blue workshop (Claudia Richards, AAUW senior branch relations manager; Terica Scott, Younger Women's Task Force Atlanta Chapter; David Kirkwood, AAUW board of directors; Charmen Goehring, AAUW board of directors).

Panelists in the 2013 AAUW Convention If My Hair Were Blue workshop (Claudia Richards, AAUW senior branch relations manager; Terica Scott, Younger Women’s Task Force Atlanta Chapter; David Kirkwood, AAUW board of directors; Charmen Goehring, AAUW board of directors).

Workshops

Session 1: Monday, June 10

AAUW Oral History Project: An Introduction

AAUW wants to augment our historical resources with oral histories from members to create a fuller picture of times and themes in our own story and to explore AAUW’s involvement in the last half century of women’s history. You can help! Learn how to start your own project with best practices and tips for developing questions as well as what equipment you will need.

Advanced Social Media for AAUW Branches

This workshop will help guide members who already know the basics about social media tools toward developing a more strategic and effective use of social media on behalf of their branches or other AAUW entities. We’ll discuss and share best practices and dive into a few case studies while we interactively develop customized strategic plans for participants and identify the tools and techniques that will help them achieve the goals they identify.

Anatomy of a New Logo

This session, designed for state and branch communicators as well as anyone interested in the history of AAUW’s logo, will take an in-depth look at the creative process behind our new logo. We will explore the history of AAUW logos, the development of the current logo and tagline, and how you can work this vibrant new look into your print publications.

Binders Full of Organizers: How to Build Coalitions beyond the Usual Suspects

Don’t just look in your typical binder (or any binder!) for collaborators. Be creative—who has the power to help achieve your advocacy goals? Building coalitions will not only help with project planning; it can also extend the benefits, reach, and impact of your efforts. We’ll go over power mapping and analysis—a technique to help you determine just who you want in your corner to advance your policy issues. We’ll also review the dos and don’ts of working with other organizations, the type of asks you should make of other organizations, and ideas for potential collaborators (some of which you may not have thought of).

Branch Fundraising Ideas: Old and New, Tried and True

Whether you are an officer or an engaged member, you can learn many ways to raise funds in your community to support AAUW priorities. Hear from other members about fun and creative ways to raise awareness about your branch while “friend-raising” and fundraising. Hear from member leaders and staff about staying in compliance with IRS rules, AAUW policies, and following the guidelines and best practices of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Designing Effective Meetings

Are you tired of being in boring meetings where you learn almost nothing? Unsure of how to liven up your state conventions? Want to be sure that what you teach sticks? In Designing Effective Meetings, AAUW staff will teach you how to overcome those obstacles and design meetings that inspire. You will be guided through a seven-step process that will transform all types of meetings—staff, board, or branch meetings; conference sessions; workshops; keynote speeches; or panel discussions. You will become familiar with a user-friendly template to guide your meeting planning, a simple tool for designing learning outcomes, and dozens of ideas for creative teaching techniques. You will come away a more talented, confident facilitator, and your future participants will be engaged and enriched. Meetings will never be the same!

Making the Most of 125 Years of AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants: Engagement Tools, Tips, and Resources

AAUW has been a leader for 125 years in providing fellowships, grants, and awards to women and to projects focused on empowering women and girls. This workshop highlights the rich history of AAUW’s fellowships and grants program, shares the inspiring stories of the many accomplished alumnae who have benefited from AAUW’s generosity, and highlights valuable tools for increasing engagement at the local level to celebrate and promote this unmatched legacy.

Secrets Exposed! Learn to Maximize What Individuals Really Think of AAUW

During this first of four membership sessions, key highlights of the Every Member Survey will be revealed, unlocking the “what do they really think” secrets of AAUW members. What aha moments will you take away to help bridge the gap between old and new members? Learn what gets nonmembers excited about AAUW and use this information in your outreach efforts. Exchange insights and ideas throughout the session.

Seeking Justice through the Courts

Through the Legal Advocacy Fund, AAUW supports people who’ve experienced sex discrimination and are using the legal system to seek justice and change. All the funding AAUW disburses to individuals comes from AAUW member donations. This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the case support program from the former LAF program manager and from two AAUW-supported plaintiffs. One plaintiff filed a military sexual assault lawsuit, and the other filed a campus-based discrimination lawsuit.

Tech Trek STEM Camps for Girls: From State Program to National Expansion

Find out how to empower the next generation of women science, technology, engineering, and math leaders with a Tech Trek camp for girls. Learn about the past, present, and future of Tech Trek, including the original launch and growth of the camps in California and the expansion of the program across the United States. Hear from new camp directors about their experiences replicating this important program, and get information about the next application cycle and how to apply. Find out everything you need to know about bringing this exciting program to your community.

Session 2: Monday, June 10

AAUW Local Scholarships: Best Practices for Best Results

Does your branch or state award local scholarships? Join us to learn about best practices in oversight, administration, and alumnae programs. Discover strategies and tips to help you avoid many of the pitfalls of running local scholarship programs and how you can establish practices to get the best results from your financial commitment.

As Easy as the Chicken Dance: Ways to Move Pay Equity in Your State

Equal pay legislation isn’t just an issue for the federal government. You can also move equal pay legislation at the state level. After our pay equity panel on Monday afternoon, come to this workshop to learn more about which states have passed equal pay legislation and what that entails.

Be a Game Changer: Carrying the 2012 Election Momentum Forward

As part of the AAUW Action Fund’s It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign, AAUW had voter education and mobilization activity in 43 states, including 15 Impact Grant states, and built relationships with college students, young professionals, elected officials, community groups, and more. But you know as well as anyone that even though the election is over, our work is not done. What can we learn from our successes in 2012, and how can we build on that momentum to hold our elected officials accountable and plan for future election cycles?

Connecting Our Generations: Idealism, Passion, and Wisdom

Learn how to connect generations through the idealism of youth, our shared passions, and the wisdom of seniors. This workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges of three life stages (early adulthood, midlife, and mature adulthood) and how our understanding of these life transitions could energize our branch, state, and national initiatives.

Elect Her: Building the Pipeline of Women in Politics

This November, we celebrated electing the most women to Congress ever. But at only 18 percent representation, we still have a lot of work to do to reach political parity. We need to build the pipeline of women running for office, starting in college. Elect Her–Campus Women Win is the only national program that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and beyond. Come learn about this dynamic program, how it has already made a difference in the lives of hundreds of women, and how you can get involved!

Hook, Line, and Sinker: Meet, Inspire, Recruit

Membership recruitment is a lot easier than most people realize. Unlock the secrets of a successful membership recruitment process. Discuss best practices that branches use to consistently recruit new members. Try on new approaches and practice skills to recruit AAUW members in your community. You will also learn tips on successful recruitment event planning and how to follow up with potential members.

It’s a Man’s World: Women in STEM Share How They Got to the Top

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Hear the personal stories of women from multiple generations about their experiences in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Learn about the latest trends for women in STEM professions and what corporations are doing to build and retain their female workforce.

What Kind of Champion Are You? How Time, Talent, and Treasure Can Help You Achieve Your Mission

Learn about AAUW programs and resources available to you and your branch to help you advance our mission in your community and nationally. AAUW advances our mission through several strategies. Each strategy needs champions with a certain set of skills, resources, and passion. Take a quiz to learn what kind of champion you are and how your time, talent, and treasure can protect those facing gender discrimination, educate women, advocate for women, research gender issues, and help women develop leadership skills.

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Community College Community colleges have a proud legacy of providing access to higher education for millions of Americans, especially among groups that traditionally have been underrepresented at four-year institutions. This workshop presents the major findings of the new AAUW report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, which draws attention to the 4 million women who are the majority of students at community colleges and the challenges they face completing a certificate or degree and transferring to a four-year institution. A panel featuring community college administrators and students will discuss two key issues examined in the report: the limited availability of on-campus child care and women’s segregation in fields that limit their economic opportunities. We identify promising practices and make recommendations to improve women’s success at community colleges.

Session 3: Tuesday, June 11

Bullying and Cyber-bullying: A Community Concern

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about how AAUW branches can develop programs on bullying, cyber-bullying, and sexual harassment. Participants will hear how the AAUW Napa County (CA) Branch developed its program about bullying and cyber-bullying. Participants will also learn about how AAUW branches have been using Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011) in their communities and which states have good models to follow. Take home valuable information to help your branch take a stand against harassment and bullying.

Empowering Women and Girls: The Key to Global Progress

Issues like pay equity, workplace discrimination, political power, and work-life balance are still making headlines in the United States and around the world. Women and girls in developing countries still struggle to obtain basic needs and rights. But more women (and girls) are raising their voices, stepping up, and gaining a foothold as it becomes clear that empowering women and girls is essential for democracy, peace, and economic development.

How to Market Your Branch

This workshop focuses on how to raise awareness of your branch and its activities within your community. We will discuss 1) what your branch’s particular identity is—and how you establish that brand, 2) the life cycle of events and how to create sustainable and scalable events, 3) how to inform the community of your activities and increase attendance with the tools that are available, and 4) how to attract others to help with the work you do—how to recruit! A Q&A session will follow.

I Have a Dream: Move People to Action with Your Personal Story

Each of us has a story that can move others to action. You can’t ask others to follow you if they don’t understand why you are called to lead—you must be able to tell them your personal story and connect it to your community’s collective experience and sense of urgency. Learn to tell that story about yourself, the community you organize with, and your strategy to motivate others to join you in taking action and creating change.

Retention Is for Rock Stars: Get a Backstage Pass

Delve into retention strategies and learn how to keep new and current members engaged. Discover the refined details of what the process of welcoming new members to your branch and getting them acclimated should look like. Attendees will also learn that the first two years of a member’s tenure are critical to win her or him for life. Discuss how to get members involved in ways other than holding leadership positions, such as serving on committees, promoting AAUW’s research, and launching mission-based programs.

STEM in Your Community: Hosting an Exciting and Educational Event

Do you want to host a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) event in your community but don’t know where to start? Get tools, resources, and inventive ideas to create and implement an event in your community to encourage girls to enter STEM fields. STEM events make great mission-based programs, give volunteer and leadership opportunities to your branch members, and attract new members from your community. Advance your branch and build the next generation of STEM leaders!

A View of Our Future: Stories from Young Women Leaders

AAUW’s mission is dependent on the passion and leadership of young women. Our campus leadership programs reach thousands of college women every year, and the Younger Women’s Task Force, a group for women in their 20s and 30s, has chapters in several major urban areas. Participants at this workshop will hear from several young AAUW leaders about their stories, what drives them to work on women’s equality, and how they want to shape AAUW’s future.

What Stories Are Under Your Bed?

Participants will learn how to manage paper and materials and how and where to archive, what to keep, and what to discard. The workshop will focus on AAUW Archives Task Force guidelines. This is a practical workshop with tips, guidelines on paper management and archiving, and direction on how to write meaningful meeting minutes as a critical part of the historical record.

A Year of Programs: Connecting and Customizing

We all want branch programs to be appealing, interesting, and effective. Focusing on developing good, mission-based programs will keep members active and will help your branch effectively recruit new members. If you want an easy guide to selecting, planning, and implementing programs that will energize your branch, this workshop is for you. In addition to the how-tos, participants will get hands-on experience creating mission-based programs. You won’t want to miss this session, which combines learning, fun, and take-home programming tools.

Session 4: Tuesday, June 11

Acronym Support Group: Understand How Washington Works and Get the Latest Updates

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DOJ, VAWA, ACA—what do these mean? The view from inside the Beltway may be full of acronyms, but you too can participate in the alphabet soup with a few tricks. Join AAUW’s top policy adviser for an insider’s look at the political workings of our nation’s capital. This engaging workshop will give you an accurate picture—the good, the bad, and the ugly—of how public policy is made and what active citizens can do to influence the process. We’ll also give a status report on AAUW’s public policy efforts.

Digging for Gold: Uncovering Corporate Funding for Your Branch

This workshop will outline the existing AAUW relationships that can translate into branch fundraising: the Princeton Review and Nationwide Insurance. You’ll receive instruction on how to engage local businesses to support your events and activities and how to create new fundraisers at the local level. A Q&A session will follow.

Financial Leadership for AAUW States and Branches

Join AAUW’s finance vice president and chief financial officer for this informative and interactive workshop on financial best practices for your state or branch. You will learn about the latest tips and get an up-to-date overview of finances at the AAUW national office. Bring your questions and come prepared to share your financial successes and discuss your concerns. All state and branch officers, but especially presidents and finance vice presidents, are encouraged to attend.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors—Really!

Poet laureate Robert Frost ironically uses this cliché in “Mending Wall.” And in the context of branch governance, the adage is true: Good fences actually do help make good neighbors. Bylaws and policies are the framework for our work together. So when they articulate structure and responsibilities clearly, logically, and practically, leaders have an easier time, leadership roles become more desirable, and members have a better AAUW experience. In this workshop, a member-leader panel will give an overview of best practices in branch and state governance and how the standards help us advance our mission effectively, respectfully, and amicably. Each table will be given hypothetical problem scenarios and asked to collaborate to develop governance-based strategies and resources to resolve the issues.

If My Hair Were Blue, Could I Still Play with You?

Diversity and inclusion are not new ideas, but applying these concepts to increase membership may be. Have you tried and failed to get diverse members from your community to join your branch? If you want to make inclusivity the norm and not the exception, this session is for you. Learn how to use AAUW programs and collaborations with other organizations and to attract (and recruit) diverse audiences. Learn how to maximize your online presence to increase the culture of inclusivity in your branch.

A New Brand You: Developing, Communicating, and Leading with a Well-Defined Professional Brand

Professional branding is a career basic and an essential element in effective leadership. A correctly defined professional brand makes certain an individual has identified, understands, and can communicate exactly who she is, what she does, and why anyone should care to remember her. Fortified by this knowledge and its resulting distinct competitive advantages, women will be equipped to achieve their professional goals. Visit ANewBrandYou.com to download your professional brand profile template to accompany this interactive workshop.

Passing the Baton: Celebrating Title IX and Expanding Equity for Women and Girls

For 40 years, Title IX has opened many doors for women and girls, but much remains to be done to achieve equity on the playing field. Passing the Baton will discuss the initial plans for Title IX and how it surpassed expectations—especially in the athletic arena. We will explore strategies for how to do more to educate communities on the need for equity. We’ll also cover policy and litigation strategies.

Recruitment, Retention, Engagement: Making the Most of College/University Relationships

Since our founding, AAUW has been closely allied with the college and university community. Through college and university relationships, members and branches have an opportunity to grow membership, diversify programming, and make an impact in their communities. This workshop will discuss building college and university relationships from recruitment through engagement. Participants in this workshop will interact with staff and AAUW College/University Committee members to gain an understanding of how to strengthen campus relationships in their local area and how to involve students.

Say Yes to the Ask: How to Talk the Advocacy Talk

An effective ask is one where the only possible answer is yes. Sounds simple enough, but you have to know something about a person before you know what—and how—to ask. In this workshop, we will go over how to structure a conversation in a way that helps you to discover someone’s interests and resources, allowing you to tailor a request specifically for that person. We’ll also go over what makes a good ask and ways to overcome objections.

Writing and Pitching an Op-ed

Learn how to write and pitch an op-ed on a subject you’re passionate about to a newspaper in your community. In this session you’ll learn the basic structure of an op-ed and how to approach your local paper or favorite blog about publishing it. You’ll also have time to practice writing and refining a compelling hook and your pitch.
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Special Interest Groups and National Office Updates

Tuesday, June 11

Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting, committee chairs and staff presented just a few of the many accomplishments achieved over the past year and their goals for the coming year.

AAUW in Action, Globally

Want a firsthand account of the impact of AAUW’s International Project Grants? Want to really see what it’s like to immerse yourself in a culture? Then AAUW’s newest travel program, the International Project Grant Cultural Immersion, is for you. On each trip, you’ll live with fellow AAUW travelers and spend your mornings volunteering for one of AAUW’s recent International Project Grant recipients. Then, in the afternoons, you’ll learn about the culture of that particular area and the challenges women face. You’ll leave with a new understanding of AAUW’s global impact and an appreciation for the lives of women in the region.

AAUW Funds Chairs

AAUW Funds chairs have great responsibility, making it possible to deliver much-needed local and national programs to advance equity for women and girls. Understand your role in achieving our mission and learn ways to inspire others in your branch to engage in activities that will drive the mission forward.

Membership Briefing

Learn about the new developments in membership and meet the Membership Committee members who work with you to grow and expand the AAUW community. Come with any membership questions you may have.

Online and Virtual Branches

Learn how to start an online branch from the leaders who wrote the online and virtual branch guide. Get started planning your own programming, membership, and branch development.

Online Mentoring

Mentoring is a remarkably successful method to accelerate learning and growth, for both mentors and mentees. Come learn from an expert about how professional mentoring works. Hear about best practices and return on investment as well as real-world success stories from a variety of programs.

Public Policy Program Review and Updates

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National policy staff and members of the AAUW Public Policy Committee will go over the latest changes and additions to AAUW’s public policy program.

$tart $mart Facilitators

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Are you a trained $tart $mart facilitator? Come meet other facilitators and recruiters from around the country for a discussion with Annie Houle of the WAGE Project. Share best practices and ideas for growing the program in your area and developing your skills as a facilitator.

Technology and AAUW

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Technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with others in all areas of our lives. Talking about how AAUW uses social media to advance our goals at both the national and branch level will help illuminate the opportunities and the challenges we all face every day. We’ll discuss different ways we deliver the AAUW message, retain our existing base, and recruit new members. This session will give member participants a chance to share the opportunities they’ve explored, the challenges they’ve met and overcome, and the obstacles that still remain.

You Show Me Yours, and I’ll Show You Mine

This one-hour eye-opener is your chance to brag a little and learn a lot. Share your branch’s successful mission- based program with other branches. Learn what others are doing that you might borrow for your branch. This session is also the perfect time to ask the questions that have nagged you and your branch—if it’s an issue for you, you can bet it is a concern for others. This open forum will be led by the AAUW Branch Program Resources Committee, but everyone in the room will be an expert on AAUW programs. So let’s put our heads together and see what great new ideas we can gather and bring home with us.

Wednesday, June 12

College and University Relationships: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

This special-interest group session is designed as a space for AAUW members to share best practices and lessons learned from college and university relationships. Through a facilitated discussion, participants can work through the challenges and opportunities that college and university relationships bring.

Governance Successes and Challenges

In this interactive session, you can meet the AAUW Governance Committee, share your governance experiences, brag about your successes, and ask the questions that are on your mind. This is a great opportunity to learn from others about the satisfaction and responsibilities of AAUW leadership in a relaxed give-and-take session.

International Briefing

This session informs AAUW members about AAUW’s current international programs and activities. Highlights will include United Nations and Commission on the Status of Women engagement, coalition involvement, fellowships, and other collaborations such as the Clinton Global Initiative. We’ll also hear updates from AAUW’s state international chairs and the AAUW U.N. representative.

Legacy Circle and Estate Planning Session

If you’re curious about joining the Legacy Circle, if you have burning questions about estate planning, or if you would just like to learn more and eat some delicious beignets, join us at this session!

Membership Chairs

Membership chairs, come and share your best practices. Learn from your counterparts across the country. Hear how others are successfully meeting the challenges you may be facing.

Serving as a Public Policy Chair: The Good, Great, and Fabulous

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So you’re a state or branch public policy chair. Now what? Come join a discussion about the best practices for spreading advocacy in your state.

Update on Equal Rights Amendment Activities

The Equal Rights Amendment is vital to long-term equality for women in the United States. Current efforts and future plans will be addressed. To fully achieve women’s equality, you will be encouraged to be a part of the effort to ratify the amendment in the last three required states.

Young Members Meet-Up

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Share what inspires you as an AAUW member! Engage and network with other women under 40 making an impact within the AAUW community.
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Special Events

Pre- and Post-convention Tours and Activities

June 8, 9, 12, and 13

Local Volunteer Opportunity (pre-convention)

Sunday, June 9, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Make a difference in children’s lives and help them get the education they deserve. Participants will volunteer at KIPP Central City Primary School, a charter school near the Superdome. Volunteers will primarily be stacking bookshelves, painting, and other related work. Visit the TravelSmart booth in the French Quarter Marketplace for more details.

Conference of State Presidents (pre-convention)

Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Conference of State Presidents is a special opportunity for additional networking and skill building. This training is open only to state presidents and presidents-elect.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Training (pre-convention)

Sunday, June 9, 1–5 p.m.

In the United States, a woman is still typically paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to a man. And just one year out of college, the gender wage gap is already 82 cents on the dollar. Successfully negotiating their first salaries is one way college women can work to close the wage gap. AAUW and the WAGE Project offer $tart $mart salary negotiation workshops, which provide college women who are approaching the job market the knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.

Across the country, AAUW members teach these skills to college women as trained $tart $mart facilitators. You can join them by attending the $tart $mart workshop and facilitator training at convention! Space is limited for this training, and there is a $100 fee to attend. This fee covers the cost of the training itself, the facilitator guide and related materials, and ongoing coaching by WAGE. There is a $50 refund if you recruit or facilitate a workshop within the year you were trained. Checks should be made payable to the WAGE Project.

Zumba Gold

Sunday, June 9, 2–3 p.m.

A fun workout for all ages, Zumba Gold lets you explore your rhythm by combining dance and fitness into one amazing class.

Opening Night Dinner featuring The Evening Stars

Sunday, June 9, 6:30–9 p.m.

Join us for a sampling of sights, sounds, and flavors from the Big Easy. After our Creole- and Cajun-inspired meal, we’ll let the good times roll with an exclusive performance by the Evening Stars, an all-women jazz band of New Orleans natives. Performers include Aurora Nealand (sax, clarinet, vocals), Marla Dixon (trumpet, vocals), Amy Sharpe (banjo), Belinda Moody (string bass), and Meghan Swartz (piano).
Sponsored by Nationwide

AAUW Poster Session: Branch program recognition

Sunday, June 9, 9–10 p.m.

Immediately after the opening dinner on Sunday, take a break to learn more about some of the programs and initiatives that AAUW states and branches are providing in their local communities.

Meet Our Current Board Members and Candidates

Sunday, June 9, 9–10 p.m.

Take this opportunity to meet the current AAUW Board of Directors and candidates for the 2013–15 board. If you haven’t already done so, cast your ballot at the Cyber Café until Monday at 9 p.m.

French Quarter Marketplace

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12

Stroll the French Quarter without leaving the comfort of the hotel or missing a single workshop! The French Quarter Marketplace is the perfect place to shop for great products and services (from both local artisans and household names) designed for the discerning AAUW member. Also in the Marketplace, you’ll have a chance to learn more about some of AAUW’s latest member benefits and to check out exciting new ShopAAUW items.

Everything AAUW table

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12

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 a one-on-one branch finance session or to share your personal AAUW history with our archivists? Stop by the Everything AAUW table!

NOLA Experience Zone

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12

You never know what you may find in the NOLA Experience Zone. Stop by to relax from a long day of workshops, plenary sessions, and touring the Big Easy with a seated massage; get a new manicure before your night on the town; or have your fortune told. Check back often—there could be a different activity every time you visit!

AAUW Roadshow: Meet the Archivist

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12, various times

Are you curious about the historical significance of your AAUW “stuff”—memorabilia, artifacts, letters, mystery objects? AAUW Archivist Suzanne Gould will be on hand to help illuminate and illustrate how your material might fit into the greater story of AAUW’s history. Stop by the Everything AAUW table for more information and to sign up for an appointment!

Sponsored by the Newseum

AAUW Oral History Project

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12, various times

AAUW is starting an exciting oral history project right here in New Orleans! The AAUW archivists will be conducting interviews with members to record your reflections and perspectives of AAUW’s involvement in the last half-century of women’s history with the goal of augmenting our historical resources. You can talk about a variety of themes or events; interviews should take about 20 to 40 minutes. For more information and to sign up for times, visit the Everything AAUW table in the Marketplace.

One-on-One Financial Consulting Session for Your Branch

Sunday, June 9–Wednesday, June 12, various times

AAUW’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Gellman will be offering 15-minute sessions with members to answer any questions they may have related to their branch’s finances. Check the Everything AAUW table for more information and to sign up for available times.

Authors’ Corner

Sunday, June 9–Tuesday, June 11, various times

Looking for a new read for your book club? The talented members in the AAUW Authors’ Corner have just what you’re looking for! Meet them, hear their stories, and see the fruits of their labor.

Healthy Moves

Monday, June 10–Wednesday, June 12, 6–7 a.m.

Give your day an invigorating start with Healthy Moves, the AAUW convention’s exercise program. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6 to 7 a.m., begin your day with a light physical workout that is adjusted for ability and age.

The Invisible War Movie Screening

Monday, June 10, 6–7:45 p.m. and 8:15–10 p.m.

This powerful, Oscar-nominated documentary exposes the epidemic of sexual assault in our military—and why more isn’t being done to report and stop it. Between showings, we’ll be joined by Andrea Neutzling, an AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund-supported plaintiff and U.S. Army veteran who filed a joint lawsuit against the Department of Defense in 2011 for its failure to prosecute offenders. Neutzling will speak briefly about her experiences and answer questions.
Sponsored by Tugg

Legacy Circle and Pacesetters Luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, June 11, noon–2 p.m. (invitation only)

Join your fellow Legacy Circle members, Pacesetters, and honored guest and speaker Lilly Ledbetter as we celebrate our commitment to the fight for equal pay.

2013 AAUW National Convention Banquet and Reception

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30–10 p.m. (ticketed event)

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of AAUW fellowships and grants! We’ll be joined by our 2013 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Award winner, Melissa Harris-Perry; our 2013 AAUW Achievement Award winner, former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME); and our 2013 AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award winner, Linda T. Alepin. The banquet includes a reception, a three-course meal, and wine service.
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