General Assembly Registration Opens March 1

GUUA GA 2017 logoeneral Assembly 2017 will be held in New Orleans, LA on June 21-25. Registration and housing for the general public open March 1.  Here is some basic information you need to know about GA. The theme this year is Resist and Rejoice!

Every year General Assembly includes plenary sessions where congregational delegates vote on the business of the UUA, workshops on a variety of topics, a public witness event, the Ware Lecture, this year by Bryan Stevenson, and worship services. This year is an election year and includes the election of the UUA President. Please see our blog post two weeks ago for details on that process.

To learn more about General Assembly, please visit the UUA GA Pages. Of particular interest are:

March 1 is the date registration opens for everything. You can register for the Pre-GA Racial Justice Training, Youth Registration, Children’s Programs, Off-site registration, Choir Registration, Financial Aid requests, Accessibility Services, and Housing. Click the registration link above to get to all registration pages, click the travel and housing link to make housing arrangements.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 1 – all registration, financial aid and housing opens for registration
  • March 31 – deadline for financial aid applications (including to volunteer)
  • May 1 – registration rates increase

As you start choosing your congregational delegates, some may have questions. This UUA page explains what delegates need to do to prepare and how congregations are determined to be eligible to send delegates and how many.

Get Ready to Resist and Rejoice: Undoing Racism is a Pre-General Assembly Training for racial justice and community organizing at the New Orleans Convention Center June 20-21, 2017. The Unitarian Universalist Association, the General Assembly Planning Committee, and the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR) are pleased to partner together in bringing this unique custom workshop offered by The People’s Institute, a New Orleans-based, national, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Learn more at uua.org/getready. Registration opens March 1.

As always, if you have questions about General Assembly please contact your primary contact and we’ll point you in the right direction. And please watch our newsletter, where we’ll include updated information as it becomes available.

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2 thoughts on “General Assembly Registration Opens March 1

  1. When will we be told which workshops will be live-streamed to off-site delegates and viewers? Last year that was THE main determinant in whether to attend live or from home. The sooner that we have that information, the sooner I can make travel plans if needed—and I am further away this year, so time matters in terms of travel costs.
    Thanks!

    1. The UUA will post that information when it is ready on their website under the off-site delegates section. I believe that information is still being determined and I haven’t heard a set date yet.

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