12 -13 April 2014 at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh
Why should I come?
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the event where Amnesty members from around the UK come together for a weekend of learning, discussion, and decision-making. We're a membership-led organisation, so decisions made at the AGM are reflected in what we work on, and the way we work.
This is your chance to
- Share your skills, experience and interest in human rights with like-minded activists
- Learn from others in the Amnesty community and develop your passion for human rights
- Hear from inspiring speakers on pressing human rights issues
- Raise issues that matter to
- Shape Amnesty's future.
Who's it for?
The AGM is for all members of Amnesty International UK. If you're not a member already, find out how to join Amnesty.
Book your place
The deadline for booking a place at this year's AGM has been extended until 10 March 2014.
Please book by email or phone.
Phone 020 8875 8652
We'll send you a paper copy of the guide in the run-up to the event. This is your comprehensive guide to the event, including details of
- Venue and travel information (with maps)
- Main speakers
We are no longer accepting resolution submissions. The deadline for submitting resolutions for the 2014 AGM was 5pm on Monday 10 February 2014.
Make your membership count: use your vote
Every single member has voting rights.
- Individual/Family members (Aged 14+) - one vote per person
- Groups (Local/Student/Youth) - ten votes per group
- Affiliate member - one vote for the first 5,000 members and a further vote for 10,000 members or part thereof up to a maximum of ten votes
If you a member of Amnesty but not planning to attend the AGM, or are coming to the 2014 AGM on Saturday 12 April only, you will need to vote by proxy. The final debate and voting of the AGM resolutions takes place on Sunday 13 April.
If you wish to vote for the resolutions on Sunday, you must complete a proxy form in advance of the AGM and return it by the deadline of midday on Thursday 10 April 2014.
For information about proxy votes, please read our proxy voting guide (PDF)
We have a limited number of concessionary places at our AGM, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
They're available to
- Individual members who are senior citizens
- Individual members who are unemployed for any reason including disability
- Local group members who are unable to fund the cost of a place
- Students and youth members - whether in a group or as an individual
- Trade Union affiliates who meet specific criteria
Local, Student and Youth groups may send up to ten representatives, however for each youth and student group the subsidised rate will only apply to two members of the group - after that the group will need to pay the full rate.
Booking at concession rate
To reserve a concession place at the AGM, contact our conference team, who will give you a special code to use when booking your place. It's important that you get your concessionary code before you submit your booking form - regardless of whether you're booking online, by post or over the phone.
Contact the Blueprint Conference Team to enquire about conessionary place: phone 020 8875 8652 or email email@example.com
Concessionary rates are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
- Resolutions deadline - 5pm, Monday 10 February 2014
- Conference booking deadline - Monday 3 March 2014
- Deadline for proxy voting - Midday, Thursday 10 April 2014
- National Conference and AGM - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April 2014
Questions? Get in touch
Booking and payment enquiries (including concessionary rates)
Blueprint Conference Team
020 8875 8652
Programme and event queries
Loretta Fisher, Amnesty UK Events Manager
020 7033 1554
Advice on submitting a resolution and conduct of AGM business
Amnesty Standing Orders Committee
Elections at the AGM
Amnesty UK Nominations Committee
020 7033 1777
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12 Nov 2013, 2:35pm