Register to Attend the 2015 UNA-USA Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 9
National Education Association Building
1201 16th Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
2015 is an important year for the United Nations and the world. There are big plans in place to address climate change, end violent conflicts and eradicate poverty. None of this will happen without a strong U.S.-UN relationship and that wonâ€™t happen without you!
Join United Nations supporters from across the U.S. at the UNA-USA Annual Meeting to get the training and resources you need to become an effective advocate for the UN and make 2015 a year of action and progress. At this yearâ€™s meeting you will have the chance to meet with fellow activists, hear from expert speakers, and attend interactive workshops. These sessions will inspire and prepare you for the Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill where you will use your new skills and knowledge to tell Congress why the UN matters!
Sign up now to reserve your spot at a discounted price. Discount available until April 30, 2015. For more information on travel and accommodations, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Apply for an Annual Award
UNA-USA and its Council of Chapters and Regions Steering Committee is pleased award three awards at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Please consider nominating your chapter or an individual for one of the following. All nomination forms are due to UNA-USA by May 13, 2015. Click on the links below to download the applications.
- The Arnold Goodman Award recognizes the longtime volunteer's leadership among the chapters and divisions of UNA-USA.
- Earl W. Eames, Jr. Communications Award is presented by the UNA-USA Council of Chapters and Divisions Steering committee (CCR-SC) to a UNA-USA Chapter or Division that has demonstrated innovation in communications.
- The Global Young Achievement Award recognizes young professionals whose accomplishments demonstrate personal initiative and commitment to the United Nations and UNA-USA.
Travel, Lodging and Accommodations
There are many ways to travel to Washington, DC and places to stay at different price points. When booking your travel, we strongly recommend you stay as late as you can on Tuesday, June 9th for UNA-USAâ€™s Advocacy Day on the Hill. This is the time to apply what you have learned during the conference and become an advocate in action.
Lodging and Accommodations:
The majority of UNA-USAâ€™s Annual Meeting will take place at the National Education Association Building at 1201 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. UNA-USA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn at a discounted price of $150. Rooms can be reserved at this price for the nights of June 5th - June 9th and we encourage you to sign up now to secure your reservation.
In addition to the Holiday Inn option, below is a list of hotels near the NEA building as well as a list of cheaper lodging options.
Hotels near the National Education Association Building (**Note: Hotel prices are based off an initial search on Kayak.com and will likely change depending on when reservations are made. This list is for information only; it does not constitute an endorsement of any facility.)
- Washington Palace, 1500 Massachusetts Ave NW - $166
- The Capital Suites, 1500 Massachusetts Ave NW - $169
- Washington Attractions, 300 Massachusetts Ave NW - $176
- Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW - $287
- Doubletree Hotel Washington DC, 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW - $249
- Beacon Hotel Corporate Quarter, 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW - $150
- The Westin Washington, DC, 1400 M St NW - $233
- Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle NW - $183
- District Hotel, 1440 Rhode Island Ave NW - $119
Cheaper Lodging Options
- Hostel - Duo Housing, 1223 11th St NW (0.6 mile walk from NEA) - $40+
- Hostel - Capital View, 301 I St NW (1.4 miles from NEA) - $30+
- Hostel - HI-Washington, DC, 1009 11th St NW (0.6 mile walk from NEA) - $30+
- Airbnb: This is a website that allows you to rent out apartments and homes. Prices will vary on this website but if you are traveling with a partner or friends, this might be a good cost saving option.
There are three main airports for Washington, DC- Reagan National, Dulles International, and Baltimore Washington International. Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located just a few miles outside the city and is easily accessible by the Metro Blue and Yellow Lines or is a $20 taxi ride to most places in DC. This is a smaller airport and while its proximity to the city makes it highly convenient, airfares tend to be a bit higher.
Dulles (IAD) is located 30 minutes outside of DC and is a larger airport with more flights. There are several options available for traveling to and from Dulles. By public transportation you can take a bus to ride the Silver Metro line into the city or take a Metro Bus to Lâ€™enfant Plaza. Taxis and Super Shuttle vans are also available.
Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is located just outside of Baltimore and is the furthest airport from Washington DC. On weekdays the Marc train runs between BWI and Union Station for $6 and on weekends, Amtrak trains are available at a cost of $15-30. Taxis and Super Shuttle are also available but due to the distance, will cost $40-80
Amtrak trains are often a cheaper and easier way to travel to Washington, DC from cities up and down the Eastern Seaboard. All trains arrive to Union Station which is accessible by the Metro Red Line.
The cheapest way to travel to Washington DC is by bus. There are several different companies that travel from cities all around the country. Check out the options below to compare prices and routes:
Highlights from the 2014 Annual MeetinHighlights from the 2014 UNA-USA Annual Meeting:
- 2014 Annual Meeting Agenda
- Videos of Speakers
- Over 100 meetings with Congressional Offices
- More than 170 members from 31 states in attendance
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Materials from the Conference
2014 Annual Awards: Winners
Membership Growth Awards
Johnson County Chapter
Southern Oregon Chapter
Inland Empire Chapter
Well-Worn Advocate Awards
Southern California Division
Kansas City Chapter
Georgetown Campus Chapter
Nothing But Nets Awards
East Bay Chapter
Global Young Achievement Awards
Lia Cairone, Southern New York Division
Brandon Fryman, Inland Empire Chapter
Earl W. Eames, Jr. Communications Award
San Francisco Chapter
Arnold Goodman Lifetime Achievement Awards
Joan R. Robertson