2022 State Convention

Disruption as Opportunity… It’s a Woman’s World            2022 Convention
June 3-5, 2022      Central Hotel & Conference Center, Harrisburg

This broad theme gives us the opportunity to explore all the opportunities for women as we emerge from the pandemic.  We don’t want to “get back to normal” because normal wasn’t the best for women and girls.  The pandemic was a disruptor.   We hope to explore what good will emerge from the disruption and how can we leverage change to improve issues impacting women and girls.

For more information on the following, click the words:   COVID protocols, Convention Registration and Payment AND Hotel. Keep scrolling for the Convention Agenda.

Deadline for Convention AND Hotel Reservations is May 13, 2022


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Friday, June 3

2:00 — 5:00 pm                       Convention Registration  (Hotel check-in after 4:00pm)
6:00 — 9:15 pm                       Dinner with Keynote Speaker followed by an informal Meet & Greet
                                                       Alicia Petross, Hershey Company Chief Diversity Officer
                                                       Co-Creating Change

Saturday, June 4

7:30 – 10:00 am                    Convention Registration
7:45 – 8:45 am                       Breakfast Buffet
9:00 — 10:15am                    Panel Discussion exploring Local Impact
                                                      Ivonne Miranda, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in
                                                     Teacher Education at Cedar Crest College
                                                     HOLA Gems — Supporting Girls in STEM

                                                     Kate Geiger, Director of the Indiana Free Library, Indiana, PA
                                                     Kids and Coding, It’s a Wonderful Thing!

10:30 — 11:15 am                  State of the State
                                                      Ann Pehle, AAUW Pennsylvania President

11:30 am – 1:45 pm              Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
                                                      Julie Vogtman, Director of Job Quality and Senior Counsel
                                                     National Women’s Law Center
                                                     Exploring new research
                                                     Resilient But Not Recovered: After Two Years of the COVID-19 Crisis,
                                                     Women Are Still Struggling
                                                     Read it here

2:00 – 2:45 pm                      Concurrent Branch Presentations (attend one)
                                                          AAUW Erie
                                                          Loretto Bellicini, President

                                                         AAUW Lansdale
                                                        Pamela Schleif, Scholarship Chair

                                                         AAUW Reading
                                                        Carol Toomey, AAUW Reading Past President

3:00 – 3:45 pm                   System Shakers & Barrier Breakers: Women in STEM

5:00 — 9:30 pm                Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
                                            AAUW Pennsylvania Gateway to Equity presentation and remarks
                                            Silent Auction winners announced
                                            Dessert Reception

Sunday, June 5

8:00 – 9:00 am                   Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am                   District Meetings

9:45 – 10:30 am                 Update on Title IX
                                                  Peg Pennepacker

10:45 – 11:15 am              Table Talk with Counterparts
                                            AAUW Pennsylvania Board members meet with their branch
                                            counterparts — President/Executive; Program; Membership;
                                            Finance Officer; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging
                                            (led by Melissa Ingram, Chair of the AAUW National
                                            DEI Committee); Public Policy; AAUW Funds; Other Leadership;

11:15 am – 12:15 pm         AAUW National Update
                                                   Gloria Blackwell, AAUW CEO (via Zoom)

12:15 – 12:30 pm               Installation of Officers & Closing

12:30 pm                            Adjourn and Room Check-out