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AAUW Ohio Equity Day & Convention 2016

Convention 2016

AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2016 will be held April 8-9, 2016. This year’s theme is “Women Rock the World.” Register hereGet the full schedule online or download it as a PDF.

Please note we are changing up the format for this event. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, instead of Saturday and Sunday. Northeast District branches will host.

Equity Day & Convention Essentials

Dates and Times

Friday, April 8: 3-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 9: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Crowne Plaza Columbus North-Worthingtoncrowne-plaza-columbus-north-worthington-ohio
6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
Book your room by Friday, March 18, to get the group rate. Scroll down for details.


Friday, April 8: Register by March 11 for Early Bird Rate of $56, which includes the afternoon book study, dinner, awards program, and evening sessions.
Saturday, April 9: Register by March 11 for Early Bird Rate of $67, which includes breakfast, program sessions, lunch, afternoon sessions, and the annual meeting.
Cost for both days: Register by March 11 for Early Bird Rate of $123

Rates after March 11:

  • Register March 12-18: Add $10 to the Early Bird rates.
  • Register March 19-April 2: Add $20 to the Early Bird rates.


All registration is being done online. You can choose the days you will attend — April 8, 9 or both, choose your meal options, and pay — all online. Register here. And do it now to get the best rates!

Room Reservations

You must make your hotel reservations separately from your event registration. To guarantee a room, make your reservation by Friday, March 18. Call 1-614-885-1885.

We have reserved a block of rooms for Friday, April 8. The group rate is $109.
Reservation deadline to receive group rate: March 18

Equity Day & Convention Schedule and Details

Get the full schedule online or download it as a PDF.

Weekend Highlights & Featured Presentationsconfidence code

Holly Norton will moderate the All-Convention Read: The Confidence Code:  The Science and Art of Self-Assurance.  What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman (2014)

Gloria Blackwell, of AAUW National, Executive & Staff Leadership, is a keynote speaker.  AAUW’s vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs, she oversees an annual $4 million in fellowships, grants and awards while directing international collaborations.

Gloria Blackwell, AAUW

Gloria Blackwell, AAUW

Pam Thiel, AAUW

Pam Thiel, AAUW

Pam Thiel, of AAUW National,  Board of Directors, is a keynote speaker. She has served on AAUW’s Fundraising and Membership committees.

Mikaela Hunt, journalist, is a keynote speaker. She is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 17 years in TV news who now works as a brand journalist.

Makia Kambon, program coordinator for Undergraduate Woman’s Initiatives at the Multicultural Center Office of Student Life at OSU, along with her students, will share new and innovative ways to address the needs of the 21st-century woman on campus.

Taylor Price, of OSU Student Trek, will facilitate a discussion on The Graduates, a documentary exploring the high school dropout problem. Suggestion: Preview it before convention.

Justin Atkinson, a member of Citizens for Equality, a non-profit organization in Pickaway County dedicated to community education and support concerning LGBTQ issues, and Wally Higgins, a retired Pickaway County history teacher and co-founder of Citizens for Equality, will talk about LGBTQ issues.

Nicole Ward, AAUW of Ohio College/University Relations chair, will offer a panel on student debt issues. What options are available for payback and funding?   

Karen Rainey

Karen Rainey, AAUW of Ohio Public Policy Chair

Karen Rainey, AAUW of Ohio Public Policy chair, presents Keary McCarthy, Innovation Ohio speaker, along with Erin Ryan on Women’s Public Policy Network agenda. Karen will have a special breakout session on transitioning women from prison into society.

Saleha Amzi of the International Women’s Study Program at BGSU will discuss challenges and issues of international women studies.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 8

3:00-5:00pm: Registration
3:30-5:15pm: Book Study
5:30-5:45pm: Welcome
5:45-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15pm: Keynote
7:15-8:30pm: AAUW Ohio Awards
8:30-10:00pm: Fun Night Mixer

Saturday, April 9

8:00-10:00am: Registration
9:00-10:00am: Morning Keynote
10:15-11:15am: Breakout Session I
11:30-12:15pm: Lunch
12:15-1:00pm: Lunch Keynote
1:15-2:15pm: Breakout Session II
2:30-3:30pm: Breakout Session III
3:45-4:15pm: Annual Meeting
4:15-4:30pm: Closing

Register online now to receive the discounted rate with Early Bird Registration!

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