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
- Housing for General Assembly
- 2015 schedule of events and Preliminary Program Information
- Portland travel information
- 2015 Ware Lecturer Dr. Cornel West
UUA Board of Trustees to Conduct "What to Expect at GA 2015" Webinars
Join Moderator Jim Key, Vice Moderator Donna Harrison, Rev. Sarah Stewart, and Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie as they discuss the agenda for this year – including the proposed transformation of the Commission on Appraisal, the draft Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice, and a GA discussion of proposals for increasing delegates' and congregations' engagement with General Assembly.
Up to 200 participants will be able to join the live webinar. Please note that this one-hour webinar is scheduled for two separate evenings. Each webinar covers the same material.
- Register for the Wednesday, May 20, 2015 webinar starting at 8 PM EDT.
- Register for the Thursday, May 21, 2015 webinar starting at 8 PM EDT.
If you can’t participate in the webinar the recorded video from one of the events will be posted here in late May.
UUA Board of Trustees Seeks UU Youth Stories
If you are a youth (completing 9th grade through one year out from high school graduation) the UUA Board invites you to share a brief video message (1-2 minutes) telling your unique story of engaging in Unitarian Universalism. We are looking for real stories of personal experiences. Share your own true story (and win a paid registration to GA 2015 or other UU event)!
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.
- 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.
- Logos and Other Downloadable Resources for Promoting GA in Your Congregations.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.