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General Assembly, A Meeting of Congregations

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates.

General Assembly 2015
June 24-28, Portland, OR

The theme for GA 2015 is Building a New Way. Most events will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Google map.

The UUA Board of Trustees “Re-Imagining UUA Governance” Survey

The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees has been engaged in efforts to ensure governance of our Association is more effective, democratic, and inclusive. We’ve made progress, yet the Board has identified some long-standing challenges that remain.

The UUA Board and Moderator Jim Key invite you to explore possibilities for re-imagining governance – from small-scale fixes to broad changes – and comment on them. These are possibilities, not proposals. Please complete the online survey, “Re-Imagining UUA Governance.” It will take 15-20 minutes and will be available through December 20, 2014.

How Congregations Are Represented at General Assembly

General Assembly 2014
June 25-29, Providence, RI

More than 4,700 Unitarian Universalists gathered this past June in Providence, RI.

Contact Us

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly & Conference Services professional staff coordinate logistics such as registration, housing, the exhibit hall, services to our attendees prior to General Assembly, and the GA Program. Contact General Assembly & Conference Services Office Staff.

The General Assembly Planning Committee selects the site for each General Assembly, sets the daily schedule, and determines which organizations affiliated with the UUA may present program material. In addition, the committee oversees the annual Ware Lecture, Opening Events, music, ambiance, and evening activities. The UUA Board, based on recommendations by the Planning Committee, selects GA sites four to five years in advance. Site selection criteria.

Future General Assemblies

  • June 24-28: 2015 Portland, OR
  • June 22-26: 2016 Columbus, OH
  • June 21-25: 2017 New Orleans, LA
  • June 20-24: 2018 Kansas City, MO

Accessibility and Inclusivity at General Assembly

The General Assembly Planning Committee is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities.

  • Accessibility Services—Even if you are someone who doesn't usually use assistive equipment, you might really be helped by the available services, from mobility and hearing equipment to advice and orientation services.
  • Local Site Information—Our gathered intelligence on navigating the convention center and getting around the immediate area.
  • Commitment to Inclusion—Beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities we use—ramps, captioning, seating cut-outs, etc.—we endeavor to take the next step: to truly welcome people with disabilities into every facet of GA.
  • Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multiculturalism—The UUA affirms its commitment to maintain an environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Economic Accessibility—The GA Planning committee is focused on creating opportunities to participate, including financial aid and subsidized child care.

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This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Friday, November 21, 2014.

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