UPDATE: Due to extraordinary interest in the Unity and Growth Conference, we have reached capacity and registration for the 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference (Sunday, Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 24 in San Diego) is now closed. All registrations that are not postmarked by the previously published deadline of Tuesday, July 11, 2023 will not be accepted.
The first-ever IAM Unity and Growth Conference, “Building Our Future Sector by Sector,” will be held from Sunday, August 20 to Thursday, August 24, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101).
The 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference will train, educate and inspire IAM officers, staff, activists, and other leaders to organize new members in all sectors and continue to embrace and strengthen the diversity of our union. Morning plenary sessions will feature dynamic speakers and panels. In contrast, afternoon breakout sessions will include instruction on fresh organizing tactics and how communications, strategic research, legal matters, and diversity can help grow our union.
“I am excited to announce a conference that will not only help grow our union sector by sector but embrace the diversity that exists in our organization,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “We will hear from some of the most talented individuals and their strategies on taking us to the next level. This conference will bear ideas and plans to move us forward for 2023 and beyond.”
Breakout industry sectors include:
· Aerospace and Service Contract Act
· Manufacturing and Shipbuilding
· Wood, Pulp and Paper, and Natural Resources
· Public Sector, Healthcare, and Non-Traditional Industries
· Air Transport and Rail
Delegates will also convene in individual industrial sector meetings to discuss, review, and produce a proactive, strategic organizing plan. Each sector will report to the entire conference.