2018 Convention Schedule

All events will be held at Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, July 12
Arrival day & pre-convention activities

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   AFT Gives Back community service events
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Convention registration and AFT Activist Center open
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.   AFT Retirees conference
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Orientation for new delegates

Friday, July 13
Convention day 1

8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Registration open
9:30 a.m.   Opening general session
Noon6:30 p.m.  AFT Activist Center open
1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.   Divisional meetings
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.   Convention committee meetings
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.   Reception for AFT delegates & guests at Heinz History Center

Saturday, July 14
Convention day 2

7:30 a.m.   Joint AFT Higher Education, AFT Nurses and Health Professionals, and AFT Public Employees breakfast: Big Pharma*
8:00 a.m.   AFT PSRP breakfast*
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Registration open
8:30 a.m.  AFT Activist Center open
9:30 a.m.   General session
Noon  AFT Human Rights luncheon*
Noon 2:00 p.m.  AFT Activist Center open
2:00 p.m.   General session
3:30 p.m.  
"Fund Public Schools" Rally in downtown Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 15
Convention day 3

7:00 a.m.   AFT Early Childhood Educators breakfast*
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Nominating session
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
AFT Activist Center open
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Registration open
10:00 a.m.   General session
12:30 p.m.
 – 2 p.m.  AFT Student Debt Clinic
2:00 p.m.   General session
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Elections
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.  AFT Student Debt Clinic

Monday, July 16
Convention day 4

7:30 a.m.   AFT Women’s Rights breakfast*
9 a.m.   General session to adjournment
 

*Pre-purchased tickets required