LWVMA Convention June 7 & 8

The 2019 LWVMA Convention, “100 Years:  Looking Back, Moving Forward,” will be held June 7 and 8, 2019 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA. Convention brings local League delegates together to hear distinguished speakers, approve program for the next biennium, elect a new board of directors, approve the budget, and network with leaders from across the state. We encourage every local League to send their voting delegates, and other members are urged to come as observers.

Noted environmentalist Bill McKibben will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night banquet. McKibben is an author, environmentalist, and activist. He is a co-founder and senior advisor at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world.  He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a former staff writer for the New Yorker who continues to write numerous magazine articles.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham will be the featured speaker at the Saturday lunch. Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies and the chair of the Department of History at Harvard University. She is the National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her historical writings. Most notably, she received the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House in 2015 for “illuminating the African American journey.”

Convention Highlights (in process):     

Friday, June 7 (11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

  • Luncheon Buffet and Welcome
  • Panel Discussion: Election Technology: Promise and Perils
  • Local League Showcase
  • SpeakerVirginia Kase, CEO LWVUS
  • Plenary I
  • Cocktail Reception/Board Candidates Meet and Greet 
  • Banquet with Keynote Speaker Bill McKibben

Saturday, June 8 (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Breakfast
  • Local League Showcase II
  • LWVMA Year-end Update
  • Panel Discussion: New Faces on Beacon Hill
  • Lunch with Featured Speaker Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham  
  • Plenary II 

Make plans to have your League well represented at LWVMA Convention 2019! Members can come for both days, just one day, or for specific events–many registration options are available! Please click here to view the options and register online.