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Click here to register online for the 2017 ILCA Convention
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We are pleased to announce that this year’s ILCA Convention will take place October 19-21, 2017 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The theme is Labor Communications at the Crossroads. This year, due to issues outside of our control, it took longer than expected to coordinate and finalize logistics for the ILCA convention. You will not be disappointed with the plenaries, workshops, speakers and networking activities we have planned.

In this time of social and political upheaval, labor communicators play a vital role in amplifying the issues facing working people and articulating a transformative vision for the future. Join us October 19-21, 2017 in St. Louis for three days of workshops, plenaries and networking events.

We’ll kickoff the ILCA Convention at 3:30pm on October 19th and end at 12:30pm on Saturday October 21st. Please plan your travel accordingly. The 2017 Labor Media Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday October 20th. At this annual event we will honor the best and brightest in labor communications.

This year’s ILCA convention is designed to tackle important issues, sharpen skills, share knowledge, and discuss ways we can strengthen labor communications in service to the broader labor movement. You’ll learn techniques, messaging and programs that worked to motivate our members to take action. And you’ll hear from top innovators from across the country to gain new insights and ideas that can work for your union.

Workers in Missouri, like many states, are waging a battle against Right-to-Work and they’re winning. We’ll learn strategies from local organizers and communicators for creating a winning campaign to build worker power and challenge Right-to-Work laws.



Please begin your preparations now for the 2017 ILCA Convention in October. Convention registration is $275 per person.

Click here to register online for the 2017 ILCA Convention



The 2017 ILCA Convention will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the America’s Center where the AFL-CIO convention will be held October 22-25, 2017. ILCA members can reserve rooms under the AFL-CIO room block for the discounted rate of $189/night until Friday September 29th.

Please note: in order to make a hotel reservation you will need to call or email Jennifer Harris, Group Housing Supervisor at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel . She can be reached at Jennifer.harris2@marriott.com or (314) 418-5922.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us at (202) 637-5068 or info@ilcaonline.org. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!



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