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LWVUS Convention 2018

  • Hilton Chicago 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois (map)

You are invited to join hundreds of passionate and engaged League leaders for our biennial national gathering in Chicago. 


Why Attend?

National Convention is an opportunity to meet League leaders from across the country, learn more about the work of the League nationally and across the country.  

At Convention, you will be able to attend plenary sessions plenary sessions on official League business such as budget, program and election of officers,  And you will have the opportunity to participate in education and advocacy workshops, attend training modules, and share ideas and resources with other League members across the country. There will be networking opportunities, and celebrations at receptions, special events, and the awards banquet. 


The Early Bird Convention fee of $450 includes pre-convention webinars and participation from Thursday afternoon, June 28 through noon on Sunday, July 1 in all trainings, workshops, briefings, caucuses and general sessions. This fee also includes the LWVUS-hosted reception on Thursday evening and banquet and program on Saturday evening.

  • The Early Bird registration fee is available until June 1, 2018. A fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after that date.

  • Pre-registration closes on June 6. Anyone wishing to register after that date must do so on-site for the $500 fee. Should you need to cancel your registration, your fee will be refunded if written notification of the cancellation is received in the LWVUS offices by June 15, 2018.

Both voting and non-voting delegates from the District of Columbia will sit together in the plenary sessions. Voting Delegates are required to attend all plenary sessions. Please do not register as a voting delegate unless you have been asked by the LWVDC to serve as a voting delegate. 

Schedule at a Glance

Please note that the Schedule at a Glance will be updated as details are finalized. 

Information is still very preliminary on speakers, and caucus and workshop information has not yet been finalized.

Please continue to check back for updates and more information.  

Hotel Information

The LWV has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Chicago starting at $209 per night for June 27 – July 1. This rate is extended to League members for three days before and three days after Convention, depending upon room availability.  

Learn more and reserve your room today. 

The Best of The Second City 

LWV of Illinois is hosting a fundraiser Comedy Night featuring The Second City on Friday, June 29th.

Buy your tickets here >>

Explore Chicago

Visit Chicago’s celebrated architecture, both old and new.  The League of Women Voters of Illinois has arranged discounted rates for League members and their friends for the famous Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises and the Foundation’s most popular walking tour: Historic Skyscrapers.   Learn More >>

About Delegates

Voting Delegates. LWVDC Board selects our delegates.  If you are interested in being a delegate, it is a great opportunity to represent Washington, DC. Please note that you must be a voting member of our local chapter and willing to attend the convention full time including all plenary sessions. Let us know by emailing us at by May 1, 2018.

Non-voting Delegates.You don't need to be a delegate to attend! You can register as a non-voting delegate and attend all the plenary sessions, caucuses, workshops, and meet leaguers from across the country. Attending Convention is very inspirational and educational ... and a lot of fun.  If you plan to attend, or have any questions, please email us at