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Delegate Credentials for General Assembly are Now Available
The Credential Manager is now open and certified congregations can begin distributing member delegate credentials for General Assembly. These credentials allow member delegates, who register for General Assembly, to vote on business matters. Each delegate credential also includes a unique link, which can be used to vote in the UUA Election this June. General Assembly registration is not required to vote in the election.
Please note: Your congregation is only responsible for assigning credentials to its member delegates. Ministers and religious educators must retrieve their credentials via
Learn more about credentialing and General Assembly.
More Opportunities to Attend Pre-GA Webinar Workshops in April!
NEW THIS YEAR! We provided on-demand program presenters the opportunity to record their workshops in April before a live audience of GA registrants. Recordings of these webinars will be added to the GA 2023 on-demand library.
GA registrants will receive an email next week with the Zoom meeting registration links to participate in these pre-GA workshops. GA registration is required for live participation.
People of Faith Responding to Apartheid
Friday, April 14 at 1:00 PM EDT
Kairos Palestine, Al-Haq, B’Tselem, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the U.N. Special Rapporteur report Israel’s oppression of Palestinians constitutes the internationally defined crime of apartheid. A multifaith expert panel will give an update about the situation in Palestine/Israel and show how faith communities can journey toward justice.
Jonathan Kuttab,
Dr. Dov Baum,
Rabbi Brian Walt,
Rev. John H. Thomas
Recovering White Moderates: Stepping out of Moderation
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM EDT
This session is a space for white folks to recognize their moderation, practice ways to be less moderate, and create real community. We’ll practice skills in adaptive resilience, listening for understanding, micro/macro thinking, and using privilege to empower others. Strategies for white folks working with white folks are emphasized.
Dr. Virginia Tomlinson
Conflict Resolution Unifying Congregations Through Collaborative Decision Making
Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 PM EDT
Collaborative decision making is a powerful and innovative conflict resolution process that can take us where debate and voting never will: to solutions everyone can actively support (or at least willingly accept!) reuniting congregations and communities around a shared sense of common purpose, clear goals and next steps forward.
Rev. Cathleen Cox
Re-introducing GA Sustainability Consultants Honeycomb Strategies
In accordance with our Seventh Principle, the UUA has strived to make General Assembly environmentally sustainable. We are so excited to collaborate with Honeycomb Strategies, a Portland-based, woman-owned sustainability consulting firm with over 30 years of combined experience (including the Natural Products Expo, Greenbuild Expo, Toy Fair, Sustainable Brands, American Wind Energy Association, Coffee Expo, and more). Honeycomb Strategies offers an innovative approach and provides collaborative and impactful sustainability solutions for their clients in the event and hospitality industry. Honeycomb Strategies collaborates to gain an understanding of our current event practices, and develop goals for future improvement. Working with event staff, volunteers, suppliers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees, Honeycomb Strategies creates impactful sustainability programs that leave a lasting legacy.
Carbon Offsets for Virtual Participation?
While participating in General Assembly online results in a much smaller carbon footprint – mainly by eliminating the need to travel – there is still a carbon impact from using computer equipment, wired and wireless internet to stream video, and various other ways that we communicate electronically over the days of GA. To this end, the online registration fee includes a carbon offset of $3 per person. GA has a solid history of offsetting carbon emissions. Let’s keep it up!
View the GA Schedule
You may now view the GA schedule to see the lineup of informative workshops, inspirational worship services, and more! You will discover which programs will be on-demand, which programs will be live webinars, which programs will be multi-platform (happening in-person and streamed for virtual attendees). You will also be able to view preview videos from a selection of the dozens of workshops at the 2023 UUA General Assembly.
The schedule is subject to change.
Seeking Virtual Volunteers!
Becoming a virtual volunteer is a great way to get involved in General Assembly and receive a complimentary virtual registration. These teams have open positions:
App Moderators
Welcome attendees to the spaces for networking and connection in the Whova Event App. Provide discussion prompts and assist attendees in interacting with one another as a function of community building. Remove inappropriate content and remove participants who do not honor the community agreement.
Delegate Chat Hosts
Monitor and participate in the delegate chat rooms. Work on the Delegate Participation Platform to monitor chat and answer questions. Should have knowledge of the governance process.
Post Production (Caption and Video Editing)
Review and clean up the transcripts of recorded content used to generate caption files. Help clean up video submissions. Work includes trimming, stabilizing, adjusting audio levels and noise, and adding pre and post rolls. This team will work closely with the caption editors, tech hosts, and streaming team. Video editing experience is recommended, but not required.
Tech Support
Respond to support tickets from registrants requesting help or technical advice. In some cases volunteers may need to call the registrant. Knowledge of video conferencing, streaming, and general computer support required.
Join us online and have your registration paid for!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Arriving early in Pittsburgh for General Assembly? Join us for a night of baseball! Hometown heroes Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday 7:05 PM June 20 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The UUA has negotiated group prices for tickets, including open seating and UNLIMITED hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soda! Tickets are $50 each. Children under 32″ in height are free.
Please Note: All tickets will be delivered to you through the MLB Ballpark App one month prior to the event (May 19, 2023). The main contact will be notified directly by email or receive a link where they can claim ticket(s). This link will bring you to the MLB Ballpark app. You MUST use the MLB Ballpark App to access your ticket(s).
Accessibility Equipment at GA
Accessibility equipment is now available for reservation. Every effort will be made to provide you with accommodations or assistive equipment to enable or enhance your GA experience. Reserve your accessibility equipment on the Accessibility Services Request Form. Persons requesting accessibility rental equipment will be asked to contribute an amount up to the actual cost. To request an accommodation not listed, please provide more information on the form. We strongly encourage you to reserve no later than May 15, so that arrangements for rented equipment can be made.
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Register Now for GA!
Join us June 21 – 25 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. General Assembly 2023 will be a multiplatform event, with registration options for in-person and/or virtual participation. In-person registration includes access to events scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, as well as everything available to virtual registrants. Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as all on-demand programming, live webinars, and live-streamed events.
In-person registration is $500 for adults, and $350 for high school youth, emerging adults (18-24), and retired and candidate ministers. Full Virtual Registration is $300. Register now before in-person rates increase on May 15. Financial support is also available.
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