Youth groups at the 2015 AGM
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the main meeting where Amnesty members in the UK of all ages come together. Every year, around 500 activists from around the UK meet to discuss current issues about our organisation, and to make key decisions about our work for year ahead, and beyond.
The AGM is a place to debate, influence and vote on our work. It's also a place to get excited about our work!
2015 AGM in Coventry
This year's AGM will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2015 in Coventry, on Warwick University Campus.
There will be a packed programme of information, action and debate. As well as key speakers there will be a range of smaller fringe talks and workshops to choose from, an exciting exhibition, lots of opportunities to meet other members, staff and guests - plus an inspirational campaign action!
Youth groups at the AGM
Youth group participants have had a truly inspiring and fun time at previous Amnesty AGMs - and you'll bring back a wealth of ideas and enthusiasm back to your group.
Aged 14+ welcome
We consider this event to be suitable for young people aged 14 and above.
Although we will not be acting as official guardians to young people attending the conference, designated staff from the Community Organising team will be available and contactable 24 hours a day for young people attending.
This is a residential conference and we will provide accommodation for the Saturday night. Staff members from the Community Organising team will also be staying at accommodation and will be available at all times.
Get involved in the programme
There will be a special session for youth group members before the AGM starts at 11am on Saturday 18 April. We strongly recommend that youth members make every effort to attend this meeting. We'll also have a few catch-ups for youth group members attending throughout the weekend.
You'll be mixed in with the other participants for the rest of the conference.
Help make big decisions
Youth groups can fully participate and vote on the issues being discussed, after they gained full voting rights in 2009.
Booking a place
Youth groups can send up to 10 representatives to the AGM. Bookings will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.
A limited number of subsidised places are available to youth group members and individual youth members at a reduced rate of £50. This is the standard residential rate for the whole weekend with food and accommodation included.
To ensure fairness we cannot offer any more than two subsidised places per youth group. After this, the group will need to pay the full rate (this varies according to whether you need accommodation and food).
If you’re worried about being able to afford to attend please contact us.
Youth delegates do not need to be accompanied by an adult. However, any under 18s will need to get a parent or guardian to complete a permission form ahead of the event.
The AGM team will send you a parental permission form once you've booked your place. You must complete this and return it to the stated address before the AGM.
If you have any questions about coming to the 2015 AGM with a youth group, get in touch with Anne Montague, our Community Organiser for Youth.
Phone: 0207 033 1500