LWVUS 53rd National Convention

convention 2018


Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , Illinois
United States
Illinois US
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:30pm
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We invite our League members to join hundreds of passionate and engaged leaders for our biennial national gathering to be held in Chicago. 

Why Attend?

In addition to your participation as a voting delegate during plenary sessions on official League business such as budget, program and election of officers, there’ll be formal and informal gatherings for:

  • Leagues to share success stories and plans for the run-up to our 100th anniversary
  • Education and advocacy workshops on key program priorities
  • Training modules to support critical strategic growth goals and initiatives
  • Networking and celebrations at receptions, special events, and the awards banquet

View the Schedule At A Glance.

Registration is open! You can register online here. The Early Bird Registration rate is $450.

Book Your Hotel Room: Room reservations at the Chicago Hilton are open and space is filling up quickly.

Badger Bus

Ride a Chartered Bus to the Chicago Convention!

LWV WI has reserved a Badger Bus, leaving from Madison and Milwaukee, to help League members with transportation to and from the LWV US Convention in Chicago and eliminate the need for expensive overnight parking. We’ll need at least 30 confirmed riders by June 11 to make this possible.  The cost of a round trip is $60 and no payment is necessary to reserve your seat.

Confirmation Deadline:  June 11 (no payment necessary to confirm)
Cost:  $60 round trip/rider  


June 28:    Leave Madison, Dutch Mill Park & Ride, 11:30AM
THUR         Leave Milwaukee, Goerkes Corners Park & Ride, 12:45PM
                  Arrive Hilton Chicago, 3:45PM

July 1         Leave Hilton Chicago, 12:30PM
SUN           Arrive Milwaukee, Goerkes Corners Park & Ride, 2:45PM
                  Arrive Madison, Dutch Mill Park & Ride, 4:00PM

League members interested in riding the League’s charted bus to Chicago should contact Ellen Penwell in the state office at 608-256-0827, epenwell [at] lwvwi.org

LWV of Illinois Fundraiser: Tickets are now on sale for the Comedy Night fundraiser on Friday evening at the Chicago Hilton. This event is hosted by the LWV of Illinois and features The Second City. 

We'll update this event page as the event approaches. Find the most up to date information at the LWVUS website.


water resource regions of the us

LWV 2018 Water Workshop and Banquet

Standard Club, Chicago - June 27, 2018

Join with Leagues from across the country for on June 27, 2018 from 2-8 PM for WATER; ADVOCATING FOR PROTECTION- PUT YOUR LEAGUE ON THE MAP! This exciting event will be held in the Chicago Loop, a day before the LWV US convention.

This will be a day focused on water protection, what Leagues around the country are doing in their local areas, and the threats posed by the unraveling of the safety net for water users provided in the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

LWV's history and passion for water gives us a firm foundation to address today’s problems at all levels of government. Our country has a strong legal foundation of water regulations and agencies that protect water. Now more than ever, we need to maintain and leverage the momentum of the Clean Water Act at a time of changing regulations and funding. Come to Chicago for this event - stay for LWV US Convention! 

Register for the Water Workshop and Banquet here.