UUA General Assembly 2022: Preparing for a Multi-Platform GA; In-Person Registration rates increase on March 1 - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
Preparing for a Multi-Platform GA
What does “Multi Platform General Assembly” mean? How can you choose the best platform for you? How has the delegate platform transitioned? Learn this and more by watching this video: Preparing for a Multi-Platform GA. We outline what to expect from in-person registration, virtual-only registration, and business-only virtual registration. You are welcome to download this video for integration in your next congregational meeting. Join us as we re-imagine GA in the multi-platform realm.
Preparing for Multi-Platform General Assembly 2022
Virtual Registration for General Assembly Opens March 1.
Do you enjoy the convenience and accessibility of remote General Assembly participation? GA 2022 again offers virtual attendance with robust programming and enhanced delegate discussion tools. Virtual Registration opens March 1.
In-Person Registration Rates Increase March 1
Dreaming of travel this summer? Planning to connect with friends? It’s time to Act! Register for General Assembly today and secure the lowest registration rates available. Rates will increase on March 1, 2022.
Plan Your GA-cation in Portland, OR
Are you coming to Portland for GA? Plan Your GA-cation! There’s plenty to experience (and eat!) on your visit. Tour one of Portland’s many lush parks, or check out these local area events during late June. Make the most of your GA trip!
Statement on Travel and Booking Airfare
While we do our best to provide you with up-to-date information, travel guidelines and local quarantine mandates are constantly changing. There is an inherent risk in contracting COVID-19 while traveling during the pandemic, and each traveler must assess their own individual level of risk tolerance. We strongly urge you to check the latest guidance from the CDC and the State Department travel advisories, and review the individual vendor websites before traveling.
Links to those resources and others have been provided by the UUA travel consultant. Also, airfare to Portland has fluctuated significantly over the past month. Please be advised that sometimes fares are less expensive on Tuesdays and highest on Fridays.
Calling all Pittsburgh-Area UUs:
In-Person Meet and Greet!
Sunday, March 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cafetano, 1601 Penn Avenue, Strip District Pittsburgh, PA 15222
From June 21 – 25, 2023, the 62nd UUA General Assembly will be a multi-platform event with the main stage at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh! If you are interested in volunteering on the Local Area Task Force for General Assembly 2023 please come to this in-person meet-and-greet with General Assembly and Conference Services Director, LaTonya Richardson. We will talk about the vision for General Assembly and our needs on the local level. Come share your ideas and ask questions.
The Local Area Task Force is a group of GA volunteers from the host region. Working under the direction of a Local Area Coordinator appointed by the GA Planning Committee, The Local Area Task Force handles important arrangements and recruits volunteers for various jobs during GA.
Cafetano says that a coffee of excellence inspires great ideas. May it be so!
Prepare for General Assembly with the UUA Board of Trustees
At this year’s multiplatform General Assembly, we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of meeting the moment as Unitarian Universalists. Whether you’re a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, we invite you to join us to learn more about what will happen at GA this year. Members of the Board of Trustees (with some occasional special guests) will provide an overview, along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions.
In order to prepare for a new and different way of doing the business of GA this year, the Board will lead several different webinars:
Discussion of Proposed Business Resolutions
  • Thursday, March 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, or
  • Saturday, March 12 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Going Deeper into Understanding Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Saturday, April 9 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT, or
  • Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
In-Depth Look at the GA 2022 Rules of Procedure
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
What Does Multiplatform Mean for this Year’s General Assembly?
  • Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
General Assembly 2022 Business Orientation
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, or
  • Saturday, June 4 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Each webinar will be 75 minutes in length, and a recording of each will be posted at a later date. Pre-registration for live participation is required for all. All webinars are free to attend.
Flash Poll Results
Are you planning on attending General Assembly?
■ Yes – In Person 31%
■ Maybe – Virtual 22%
■ Yes – Virtual 21%
■ Not this year 13%
■ Maybe – In Person 11%
■ Yes – Business Only 1%
■ Maybe – Business only 1%
Safety and Wellness in Portland
In compliance with UUA and Oregon Convention Center guidelines, entry to General Assembly 2022 in Portland, OR is open to people who are fully vaccinated. Additionally, the OCC’s requirement of vaccination extends to all contracted service providers working in the facility. In addition, masking is required and physically distanced seating options will be reserved in our meeting spaces.
The Oregon Convention Center’s COVID-19 Safety Measures page provides parameters by which our GA safety policy is built upon. All GA attendees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 Vaccination for in-person attendance. Exceptions will not be granted for unvaccinated attendees with negative test results. Alternatively, unvaccinated attendees are welcome to register and participate virtually. This policy is congruent with the UUA’s pandemic strategies.
The General Assembly Housing Reservation System is Now Open!
The GA Housing Reservation System offers premium amenities, discounted rates, and the best networking opportunities for in-person GA attendees. By booking in our hotel block, you assist the UUA in effectively controlling meeting space, attrition and penalty fees; all of which directly benefit you and the future of General Assembly. Additionally, the UUA is able to negotiate on behalf of our block of attendees for sustainability and accessibilities requirements. Get a head start on your travel plans and book your housing today on the GA Housing Reservation Page.
Dormitory housing at Portland State University and information about home hospitality, if available, will be published in March 2022.
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Register Now for In-Person GA 2022!
Registration is now open for in-person attendance. Full-time registration is $475 for adults, and $250 for high school youth, emerging adults, and retired and candidate ministers. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1. Registration for virtual participation will open March 1.

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