AEU 103rd Assembly in Albuquerque

07 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018 | 09:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Seeds for the Future: Environmental Justice and Ethical Culture

Thursday, June 7, 7pm to Sunday, June 10, 2pm MT (times above are ET)

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Ethical Culture holds sacred, and strives to protect and nurture, the web of interrelations between each other and our environment. Climate change adversely affects everyone, but especially marginalized populations in this country and around the world who bear the brunt of polluted air, water, and soil. We must help stop the environmental degradation of inner cities, poor rural areas, and places where many indigenous people live. Come learn more about environmental justice so we can plant seeds that grow into effective activism for the benefit of everyone now and in the future. There will also be workshops on best practices for growing our movement. Join us in person and follow us on Facebook and Twitter with #ethicalseeds2018.

In an effort to nurture greater diversity at our annual AEU Assemblies, we established a Voices at the Table Fund. These funds are intended to help those for whom the financial cost of traveling to, and registering for, the Assembly are prohibitive, particularly younger members, people of color, and other marginalized groups. Click here to donate, check “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund,” and select Voices at the Table in Designated Fund dropdown menu. Or make a check out to the American Ethical Union and write “Voices at the Table Fund” in the memo.

  • Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
    2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

    Click here to make reservation online or call 1-800-325-3535 & ask for AEU rate
    Special American Ethical Union room rate is $109 per night plus tax — Parking is Free
    Shuttle to and from the Airport is $17.95 each way and can be arranged by filling out Charter Luxury Services online form and selecting “AEU18” for Conference group (payment is due in advance and is non-refundable). For details about their services please see this pdf.

    Bobette Spence, Meeting and Planning Travel Consultant, is available to help you book your transportation. Remember to book flights early to get best possible rates.
    Office: (516) 773-3700 or (800) 437-9685 Ext. 301
    Mobile: (347) 495-8742

    • Schedule is subject to change

    • Tuesday, June 5, 2018

      2:00pm-6:00pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
    • Wednesday, June 6, 2018

      9:00am-5:00pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
    • Thursday, June 7, 2018

      8:00am-12:00pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
      9:00am-5:00pm: AEU Board of Directors Meeting
      1:00pm-2:00pm: AEU Board and NLC Lunch
      2:00pm-6:00pm: Leadership Committee Meeting
      TBA Pre-Conference Ethical Action Project (see Service Action Project tab soon)
      4:00pm-7:00pm: Registration & Exhibits Open
      7:00pm-9:00pm: AEU Assembly Kick-Off Reception (cash bar & finger foods)
      9:00pm-11:00pm: AEU Summer School Reunion
    • Friday, June 8, 2018

      8:00am-6:00pm: Registration and Exhibits Open
      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      9:15am-9:55am: Welcome & State of the Union
      10:00am-11:30am: AEU Business Meeting (delegates must be present)
      10:00am-11:30am: Morning Workshop TBA
      11:45am-1:00pm: Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Awards Luncheon
      1:15pm-2:45pm Workshop Session I TBA
      3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session II TBA
      5:00pm-6:00pm: AEU Business Issues Discussion
      5:00pm-6:00pm: Meet AEU Team Leaders
      6:30pm-7:45pm Dinner
      8:00pm-9:30pm Concert
    • Saturday, June 9, 2018

      8:00am-6:00pm: Registration and Exhibits Open
      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      8:00am-9:00am: President’s Council Meeting
      9:15am-11:30am: Keynote Program (details coming soon)
      11:45am-1:00pm: National Ethical Service Luncheon
      1:15pm-2:45pm Workshop Session III TBA
      3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session IV TBA
      5:00pm-6:00pm: AEU Business Issues Discussion
      5:00pm-6:00pm: Meet AEU Team Leaders
      6:00pm-7:00pm: Reception to meet AEU Board Members, Board Candidates, and Staff (cash bar)
      7:00pm-8:00pm Elliott-Black Award Dinner (cash bar)
      8:00pm-9:00pm Elliott-Black Award Ceremony (winner TBA)
    • Sunday, June 10, 2018

      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      9:10am-10:45am AEU Business Meeting
      11:00am-12:15pm: Platform (details coming soon)
      12:30pm-1:30pm: Sunday Farewell Lunch
      2:00pm-5:00pm: AEU Board Meeting (open to all)
  • Details coming soon
  • Details coming soon
  • Exhibit Tables are $75 for a full table and $40 for a half ­table per day. This includes two chairs and a table cloth. Table reservation and payment must be received by June 1, 2018. Exhibitors are welcome to join free programs and can pay for workshops and/or meals before or during Assembly. Please email Law’nence Miller at

    Media members interested in reporting on Assembly can contact Law’nence Miller at or call the AEU office at 212-873-6500.

  • Nature Parks and Gardens
    Albuquerque Biological Park & ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    Petroglyph National Monument
    Sandia Peak Tramway

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    American International Rattlesnake Museum
    Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

    Old Town Albuquerque
    Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, June 4-10
    Albuquerque PrideFest, June 9
    Heights Summerfest, June 9
    Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, June 9-10

    Buca di Beppo Alburquerque
    The Cheesecake Factory
    Fork & Fig
    The Melting Pot
    Rock & Brews

  • More questions will be added. If you still have questions unanswered or any special needs, please contact Law’nence “L” Miller, Director of Administration ( or Larissa Perez, Administrative Assistant ( Tel: 212-873-6500. Fax: 212-624-0203.

    • What is the AEU Assembly about?

      The American Ethical Union organizes national Assemblies to learn, connect, and share about growing a more caring and humane world. Each Assembly includes a social justice theme, workshops, business meetings, a keynote program, Sunday Platform, receptions, and an ethical action service project. All are welcome.
    • When is the AEU Assembly?

      The 103rd AEU Assembly will take place from June 7-10, 2018. See the Schedule tab for more details.
    • How do I register for the conference? What is return policy?

      Click here for our easy online registration. Early bird discounts end May 7, 2018. If meals are sold out we will start a waitlist.

      Refund Policy: A 25% administrative fee will be charged for cancellation before May 4, 2018. After that date, the cancellation fee will be 50% on all full and partial packages. (Except for documented medical emergencies).

    • What is the Assembly hashtag?

      The official hashtag for the AEU Assembly is #ethicalseeds2018 and you can also tag @EthicalUnion. We will be posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter before and during the conference. Be sure to follow us for updates!

      You are welcome to use your devices to post photos throughout Assembly; however, please be respectful and do your best to not be disruptive to the speaker(s) or those around you. We also request that all devices be silenced/on vibrate during any event.

    • Which airport should I fly into?

      Albuquerque International Sunport is less than 10 miles away from hotel and is the best choice.
    • When I arrive at the hotel, how do I check-in for the conference?

      Once you enter the hotel, look for signs or ask for directions to find our registration table where you will get your name badge and more (we’ll also have merchandise for sale). AEU staff and volunteers will be available throughout the conference if you need assistance. Please wear your name badge at all times during the conference. It serves as your pass to access conference events.
    • What if I want to purchase a workshop or meal on site?

      We will try to accommodate late registrants as best we can.
    • How can I donate to help someone else attend?

      Thank you for your generosity. You can click here to donate online, check “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund,” and select Voices at the Table in Designated Fund dropdown menu. Or make a check out to the American Ethical Union and write “Voices at the Table Fund” in the memo.
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