UConn Student Activist Conference

Idealists United has created a conference that will teach students how to move beyond charity and take a step toward advocacy. The aim of this conference is to train students in strategies that will allow them to overcome typical barriers to progress and become more effective activists, regardless of cause. Our hope is to give you, the student, the confidence and knowledge needed to create change within the societal issues you feel most passionate about.

            The conference will take place in the Dodd Center Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-6pm. For more information or to register stop by the Human Rights Institute or e-mail Idealists.united@gmail.com.

The conference will contain a keynote speaker, 3 sets of workshops, a peer-networking lunch, and a closing activity.The workshops are as follows:

Set 1:
Leading a Successful Meeting
Talking with Your Peers about Controversial Issues
Grassroots media

Set 2:
Effectively Lobbying Politicians
Getting the Media to Listen
Coalition Building

Set 3:
Running Successful Promotional Events
Leading a Direct Action Campaign
Creating a Social Movement

Conference registration will end on February 14th at 11:00pm. Students will still be able to attend the conference if they are not registered, but only registered students will be guaranteed a free lunch and have their choice of workshops.

To register drop-off a completed registration form at Human Rights Institute or send your name, workshop preference (ordered 1-3 for each set), organization name(s) if applicable, and any leadership role you hold within the organization(s) to Idealists.United@gmail.com.  Feel free to send any questions or comments to this address as well.