AAUW-Ilinois State Convention
Celebrating 100 Years of Empowering Women

April 19-20, 2024, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL


You have two ways to Register for the April Convention:

1. Online:  Register through Eventbrite (Use credit/debit card, PayPal, or Google Pay)

Register Online

2. Manually: Download and fill out the registration form, include your check, and mail to Sue’s address on the form.

Download Registration Form


The Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Northwest

Can you help? A committee is needed for AAUW-IL State Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of
Empowering Women. To ensure full state representation, we are looking for a committee of
branch members from across Illinois to assist with planning the April 19/20 convention in Elgin.
Committee members, in collaboration with State Program VPs, will: identify critical topics,
suggest speakers, create networking opportunities, utilize hotel resources, plan activities, and
support effective scheduling/agendas. We also want to develop a plan to celebrate our
branches’ many accomplishments. We anticipate short monthly meetings via Zoom.
If you are interested, please email Becky and Peg, Program VPs, at

Our hotel: The Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Northwest in Elgin, is a contemporary hotel just off I-90. This full service hotel is less than 5 miles from the ECC. We’ll have a free shuttle to transport us to and from the Friday evening convention session. The address for the hotel is 495 Airport Road, Elgin, IL 60123. The cost for the double queen standard room is $109  and the junior king suite is $124 (plus tax).

For your convenience, a booking link and group code has been created. To receive the honored discounted rates per night, please click on the link below:

Click here to Reserve Your Room in the AAUW-IL Block
Group Code: AAU  (yes it is just 3 letters)

You may also make reservations by calling the hotel at 847/488-9000 but you must tell them you are part of “AAUW-IL Room Block” to receive the discounted rate.

AAUW Regional Conference

Held October 19 -21, 2023
St. Louis, MO

The Illinois group at the AAUW Regional Conference:

2023 AAUW-IL, 98th State Convention

Everyone is a Leader for Equity
Held May 5 – 6, 2023

* Find the 98th Convention Booklet in the Members Only section *

L: Gloria Blackwell, CEO of AAUW
R: Dr. Shelia Quirk-Bailey, President of Illinois Central College

L: Dr Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools
R: Dr. Elsa Vazquez-Melendez –  Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at UIC Peoria, with AAUW-IL President Donna Jean Simon

L: Marlene Daubert – 2023 Agent of Change, with AAUW-IL-North District Director Sue Topp (right)
R: Changemakers panel (clockwise from top): Representative Nabeela Syed, Crystal Owney, Emily Glimco

New AAUW-IL board members: Caroline Jones and Danielle Byron (not pictured: Lori Switzer)