AEU 104th Assembly in Tampa

20 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 | 07:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Reclaiming Democracy for All

Thursday, June 20, 7pm to Sunday, June 23, 3pm ET

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If government of the people is to be by and for the people, then we, the people, need to reclaim it before it slips away. Marginalized groups and women already are denied equitable influence in social polity. Voter suppression targets people of color, women are underrepresented, and money in politics threatens democracy by giving corporate interests such as the NRA disproportionate power. As Ethical Humanists, we commit ourselves to democratic process in our lives, our local societies, and our global community. Join us at the AEU’s 104th Assembly to consider the issues and the strategies to reclaim democracy—for all.

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.Donate to Voices at the Table Fund

  • Holiday Inn Westshore Airport
    700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

    Free Shuttle (call 813-289-8200) and free parking
    (Hotel has outdoor pool, heated outdoor pool, outdoor whirlpool, fitness and business centers.)

    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
    E-mail: bobette@courtyardtvl.com

    • Click to open up each day’s schedule. Schedule is subject to change.

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019

      2:00pm-6:00pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2019

      9:00am-5:00pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019

      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
      4:00pm-7:00pm: Registration
      7:00pm-9:00pm: AEU Assembly Kick-Off Reception (cash bar & finger foods)
    • Friday, June 21, 2019

      8:00am-6:00pm: Registration Open
      8:00am-6:00pm: Exhibits Open
      8:00am-6:00pm: Gathering Room

      Come take a break, hold a meeting, exchange ideas, or relax with friends.

      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      9:15am-9:55am: Welcome & State of the Union
      10:00am-11:30am: AEU Business Meeting
      10:00am-11:30am: Morning Workshop TBA
      11:45am-1:00pm: Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Awards Luncheon
      1:15pm-2:45pm Workshop Session I
      3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session II
      5:00pm-6:00pm: Meetings
      6:30pm-7:45pm Dinner
      8:00pm-10:00pm Evening Entertainment

    • Saturday, June 22, 2019

      8:00am-6:00pm: Registration Open
      8:00am-6:00pm: Exhibits Open
      8:00am-6:00pm: Gathering Room

      Come take a break, hold a meeting, exchange ideas, or relax with friends.

      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      8:00am-9:00am: President’s Council Meeting
      9:15am-11:30am: Keynote Program
      11:45am-1:00pm: National Ethical Service Luncheon
      1:15pm-2:45pm Workshop Session III
      3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session IV
      5:00pm-6:00pm: Meetings
      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

    • Sunday, June 23, 2019

      8:00am-9:00am: Colloquy
      9:15am-10:30am: Platform
      10:45am-12:15pm AEU Business Meeting
      12:30pm-1:30pm: Sunday Farewell Lunch
      2:00pm-5:00pm: AEU Board Meeting (open to all)
  • Check back in 2019 for speaker details.
  • Check back in 2019 for Pre-Assembly Action Project details.
  • 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, 2019. 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 lmiller@aeu.org to make a reservation.

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

  • Check out the many Tampa attractions below, or visit hotel’s Things to Do in Tampa page for some sample trip itineraries.
    Family Friendly Attractions
    Busch Gardens
    Florida Aquarium
    Museum of Science and Industry
    Adventure Island
    Lowry Park Zoo
    Glazer Children’s Museum

    Shopping
    Westshore Plaza
    International Plaza

    Sports and Concert Venues
    Straz Center – Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
    Tampa Theatre
    Tampa Conventions Center
    Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
    Raymond James Stadium – Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    George Steinbrenner Field – Home of the New York Yankees Spring Training
    Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer
    Amalie Arena – Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning
    Tropicana Field – Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

    Beaches and Recreation
    St. Petersburg Treasure Island Beach
    Clearwater Beach
    Old Hyde Park
    Ybor City
    AMC Westshore 14 Movie Theater

    Museums
    Henry B. Plant Museum
    Tampa Museum of Art
    Ybor City Museum
    Tampa History Center
    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
    Tampa Baseball Museum
    Tampa Firefighter Museum
    Tampa Police Museum

    Golf Courses
    Rocky Point Golf Course
    TPC Tampa Golf Course
    Saddle Brook Golf Course

  • More questions will be added. If you still have questions unanswered or any special needs, please contact Law’nence “L” Miller, Director of Administration (lmiller@aeu.org) or Larissa Perez, Administrative Assistant (lperez@aeu.org). 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 104th AEU Assembly will take place from June 20-23, 2019 in Tampa, Florida at the Holiday Inn Westshore Airport. See the Schedule tab for more details.
    • How do I register for the conference? What is return policy?

      Registration will open in 2019.
    • Which airport should I fly into?

      Tampa International Airport is 6 minute drive (hotel shuttle 813-289-8200) or 11 minute bus ride (HART Route 30, $2) to hotel.
    • 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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