2020 Convention Schedule

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. The convention will be held fully online. Check back here for current schedule plans. Details will be added as they are confirmed

Friday, July 24

Second resolution amendment deadline (5 p.m.)

Monday, July 27

1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m. 
Practice virtual convention session for delegates

Tuesday, July 28

Sessions

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Opening general session

  • Welcome and invocation - Rev. Leah Daughtry
  • President Randi Weingarten, State of the Union
  • Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, Bayard Rustin Award

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Business session

Wednesday, July 29

Sessions

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
General session

  • Black Lives Matter Panel with Randi Weingarten; Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King; New York Democratic Congressional Nominee Jamaal Bowman; Leslie Redmond, president, Minneapolis NAACP; Sari Beth Rosenberg; and others
  • Economic Panel with Randi Weingarten and author Anand Giridharadas
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Business session

5 p.m.
Check-in deadline for convention participation and voting

Close of Business
Nominations portal closes

Thursday, July 30

Sessions

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Nominating session

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
General session

  • Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Presentation of Women’s Rights Award to professor and historian Diane Ravitch
  • Public Education Panel with Randi Weingarten, Diane Ravitch, Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates, AFT-West Virginia Vice President and AFT-Fayette President Tega Toney
  • New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Business session

August 1-31

Election of AFT officers by mail ballot