Register for Congress by 7/1!

The Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago.

Let’s Come Together in Chicago and REIMAGINE the Future!

It’s time to RISE UP, REMEMBER and RECLAIM an agenda for People and The Planet. Let’s come together in Chicago for our 33rd Triennial Congress, Thurs July 27–Sun July 30, and REIMAGINE a new future for WILPF and the world!

Registration deadline is July 1, so REGISTER today!


The Congress program evolves over four days. After our Thursday night opening plenary peace panel, we move into Friday with Issue Workshops, which lead into the Issue Committee Roundtables. Friday evening’s plenary panel will feature Chicago activists sharing their work and experiences. On Saturday, we’ll continue with Skill-Building Workshops to focus on the tools needed to move our work forward. In the afternoon, we’re off to Hull House to celebrate the humanity of Jane Addams and her colleagues at the Settlement House and the immigrants and refugees that made it work. We end, on Sunday, with discussions on how to realize our hopes and dreams with concrete plans for the next three years


1. Registration: Due July 1

Full Congress Access starts at $395 and includes all meetings, 6 meals, and lodging (shared room). Come EARLY or stay LATE and EXPERIENCE the wild and windy city of Chicago! Take the Pre-Congress Chicago Neighborhoods and Diversity Bus Tour for $25 (limited seating).

You must register by 7/1 (if lodging is needed).

Registration details

2. I AM WILPF Tribute Video: Submit photos & videos by June 25

What is the Tribute Video? In lieu of a paper tribute book, the soon-to-be Brooklyn WILPF Branch will be creating a Tribute Video. It will be filled with “I AM WILPF” proclamations, photo and video tributes of members you wish to honor. Instead of submitting “ads” (like you did for the printed tribute books), just send a photo or video with information, and we will put it in the Tribute Video. Submit videos and photos from marches and protests, too. Simple videos taken with your phone work! It’s that easy!

For more details on what and how to submit, see the Congress Member Showcase page.

3. Branch Exhibit Table: Reserve by June 25

Reserve a Branch Exhibit Table to share your branch or issue committee story with others. $50 reserves a full table, $25 a half table. Reservation details are on the Congress Member Showcase page.

4. Program Line-Up

Check out the exciting line-up of speakers and workshops planned!

Thursday Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies.

Workshops and Issue Committee Discussions will be action-oriented work sessions. Workshop leaders with expertise in the subject matter will facilitate the discussions among attendees. Groups will report back on Sunday with next-step action items determined by the group.

If you would like to lead a discussion for one of the workshops planned, contact Congress Program Co-Chairs, Nancy Price at or Robin Lloyd at

5. JACBA Book Corner

The Des Moines WILPF Branch will be hosting a Book Corner on Friday and Saturday, featuring a selection of books from the 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards (JACBA). Browse and register to win a book for donation to your community. WILPF branches are also invited to share stories of their successful JACBA book programs. For more details, see the Congress Member Showcase page.

Congress is where the MAGIC happens. Where committed activists and issue expects come together to GET THINGS DONE. And, in the process, we'll have some FUN!

Don't miss out! REGISTER Today!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

WILPF National Congress Planning Committee

P.S. Visit the Congress website for ALL Congress details. Or, contact the Congress Coordinator, Chris Wilbeck, at 515-229-6988 or


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