AAUW California Convention 2018
Educated. Reasoned. Active.
When booking your hotel room, the hotel will assign double beds when there are 2 people to a room reservation.
*Volunteers will receive a refund of $64 upon verification of six hours of service. You can register for any package.
Friday – April 27
10:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Registration
- 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leadership Brunch
- 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Public Policy Plenary
- 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 50/50 Day video and discussion
- 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. No Host Reception and Meet the Candidates
- 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner with National AAUW CEO, Kimberly Churches, Business Session and Branch Recognition Awards
Saturday – April 28
- 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration
- 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Marketplace
- 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Women Peacebuilders Plenary
- 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Branch Brag
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Workshops Session A
- 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Speech Trek Luncheon
- 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Open Space
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. No Host Reception
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Legacy and Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle (by invitation)
- 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Gala Dinner with former AAUW Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy
Sunday – April 29
- 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
- 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AAUW – Advancing Equity for All Plenary
- 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Workshops Session B
- 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tech Trek 20th Anniversary Luncheon
- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tech Trek Reunion Reception
A1. Women in STEM Globally. A panel of women from local universities will speak about the importance of encouraging STEM careers internationally. They will speak of the importance of advocacy and funding for STEM careers for women worldwide.
A2. Finding the Information YOU Need on the AAUW CA Website. This session will be an engaging, interactive presentation on the use and value of the state website for both members and branch leaders. Attendees will participate in a team-based scavenger hunt to learn more about the worthwhile information on the website, how to access it and how you can get material posted.
A3. Public Policy at All Levels. Learn about hosting events that include state and local politicians to raise consciousness about our programs supporting women and girls through testimonials from our branches. Create resolutions at local branches that lead to city, county, and state proclamations which are then precursors to legislative actions on issues of gender equity. Publicize AAUW’s public policy program in a broader way at the branch level.
A4. Financial Literacy Matters. EDUCATE by showing how to navigate the Financial Literacy website. REASON by sharing what the presenters have learned and how members can present. ACT by presenting resources from various entities.
A5. AAUW Jeopardy. Let’s see what you know about AAUW by playing “AAUW Jeopardy”. You will have a chance to select one question from each of four categories: Public Policy, AAUW Acronyms, AAUW History, and “Where to Find it.” There will be points awarded and the winner(s) will receive a special prize.
A6. How to Mentor Tech Trek Girls after Camp. (KBUG = Know Before You Go) Mentoring Program. The goal of this program is to find a college that not only supports them educationally but also financially so that they incur the least amount of debt possible for repayment after graduation. This program helps the girls discover careers that are in demand and helps them match their skills to these careers.
B1. Diversity, Inclusion, and Marginalization. This is an introductory discussion of diversity and inclusion followed by an activity on identities and marginalization. Members will learn the results of a diversity survey. They will also learn how to make branches attractive to a diverse membership.
B2. Honoring your Branch Legacy. This is an overview of two AAUW programs that honor branch legacy: Past, Present, Future. Members will obtain knowledge and learn methods to engage/retain new and current members in creative ways by researching and presenting AAUW branch and individual history. The workshop will encourage community outreach for technical support and public awareness of AAUW’s mission and local accomplishments.
B3. Building Self-Esteem in Girls. This is a presentation of a mentoring program for high school girls. The girls are mentored by AAUW members and in turn, they mentor students at the junior high level. The workshop is presented by the girls themselves and their mentors. It embodies AAUW’s mission of advancing women through education and it teaches advocacy skills.
B4. Alternative Board Design. Are your board members happy and highly engaged in their responsibilities? Could your board be organized in a more efficient and effective way to provide member value? We will review the AAUW requirements for a board and describe the member-centered board design approach. Small groups will explore alternative board structures.
B5. Leveraging Social Media. Learn how to spread the mission of AAUW and increase recruitment of working professionals by leveraging social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.
B6. Overcoming Political Overwhelm. Learn how to cope with the avalanche of political news and issues regarding AAUW Public Policy positions while still remaining an effective and engaged advocate. This will include instructions on how to best express your opinion to legislators and how to use simple tools to communicate with your representatives.
B7. Welcome to SPF. The financial management for Tech Trek has been returned to California. The Tech Trek money will now be deposited with the AAUW CA Special Projects Fund, a 501 (c)3 tax-exempt corporation. You will learn how branches can receive tax-deductible grants and donations for their scholarships and other mission-based projects. Branches can deposit the funds with SPF without having to set up a separate nonprofit entity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I register now and mail in a check?
Yes. Click on “show other payment options” under the big green “Order Now” button, then click the grey “Pay Offline” button.
How can I make a reservation at the Marriott?
You can reserve a room online here or by calling (949) 553-0100. Your reservation must be made by April 4th to guarantee the AAUW CA group rate of $114/night.
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
Room Rates (plus tax)
An AAUW California Conference 2018 rate of $114 per night from April 25 to April 29 is available if you make your hotel reservations through the aauw-ca. org website by Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Room availability at this price not guaranteed after this date. Please note, the link will not reflect the self-parking discounted rate of $15 per day for our conference, however, this discount will be honored by the hotel.
- Parking (regular rates): $25 per car per day, $30 per
car per day for valet parking
- 4 complimentary electric car charging stations
- 100% non-smoking guest rooms
- High speed wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms.
- Fitness studio with free weights & cardio equipment
- Heated outdoor pool
- Full-service business center
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
How to Get There
From the I-405 freeway, take the Jamboree Rd. exit. Travel south on Jamboree Rd. to Michelson Dr. and turn right. Travel on Michelson Dr. to Von Karman Ave. and turn right. Then turn right on Quartz. The hotel will be on the left.
By Commercial Airlines
Long Beach Airport – LGB
- Airport Phone: +1-562-570-2600
- 26 miles northwest of hotel
- The hotel does not provide shuttle service to LGB.
- SuperShuttle: $40 (estimated one-way fare)
- Taxi: $60 (estimated one-way fare)
John Wayne Airport-Orange County – SNA
- Airport Phone: +1-949-252-5200
- 0.8 mile west of hotel
- Free Hotel shuttle: Phone: +1-949-553-0100
- Taxi: $10 (estimated one-way fare)
Los Angeles International Airport – LAX
- Airport Phone: +1-310-646-5252
- 43 miles north of hotel
- The hotel does not provide shuttle service to LAX.
- Pinnacle: $131 (estimated one-way fare)
- Taxi: $110 (estimated one-way fare)
By Train or Interstate Bus
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
- 7.5 miles north of hotel
By Small Craft
- 11 miles southwest of hotel
Guest moorings and slips available. Contact Harbor Patrol/Marine Operations Headquarters at 949-723-1002 for details.
Travel to the convention via hang-glider is not recommended due to the proximity of John Wayne Airport.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you are unable to attend and would like to offer your reservation to someone else, please contact the AAUW California office at 916-448-7795 to update the information for the new attendee.