District Conferences/State Conventions

2023 AAUW-IL, 98th State Convention
Friday – Saturday, May 5 – 6, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
East Peoria, IL

Following on the heels of our very successful face to face AAUW-IL convention in 2022, plan to join AAUW friends and colleagues from around the state at the 2023 AAUW-IL Convention in East Peoria. For room reservations, call the hotel directly and ask for Kathryn at 309-427-2424. Indicate you are with AAUW. Rooms are very limited.

Please mark your calendars and watch for additional details in Connection.
You won’t want to miss this annual meeting where together we advance the AAUW mission.

Reach out to Becky Glimco or Peg Gallagher, AAUW IL Program Chairs, for questions aauwilprograms@gmail.com

Convention begins Friday at 5pm and ends Saturday at 4:30pm.

Friday night:
Dinner, reception and program:  $65
Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, all day programming: Early Bird through April 15: $65    After April 15: $70
[$10 discount for Trio attendees; $15 discount for Past State Presidents]

You may register online using the button below, or print and mail the registration form.

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Convention programming already confirmed:

  • Will it play in Peoria? Presenters: Dr. Sheila Quirk Bailey, President Illinois Central College, and Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent of Peoria School District.
    These educational leaders from middle America are well prepared to discuss how the trends we are seeing in the media are playing out for teachers and students.  They will reflect on our AAUW research, such as college debt and women successes in engineering and computing, as they discuss educating women and girls.
  • Changemakers Panel moderator: Dr. Jennifer Robin, Professor of Management & Leadership, Bradley University; Panelists: Representative Nabeela Syed, IL State Representative IL-51; Crystal Owens, AAUW StemED Ambassador; & TBD.
    Our moderator, an expert in leadership development and gender studies will provide guidance for us on leadership skills.
  • Affinity group session Know that we heard you last year. Post convention surveys indicated that convention participants want time to gather with members from other branches who have a similar role or interest. AAUW-IL board members will help to facilitate the session.

Read the bios of our speakers

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