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

Exact time TBD   Community service event—details to follow
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.   Convention registration and AFT Expo 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
1 p.m. 3 p.m.   Divisional meetings
3:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.   Convention committee meetings
6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.   Reception for AFT delegates & guests (location TBD)

Saturday, July 14
Convention day 2

7:30 a.m.   AFT Higher Education, AFT Public Employees breakfasts
8 a.m.   AFT Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT PSRP breakfasts
8:30 a.m.   Registration open
9:30 a.m.   General session
12:30 p.m.   AFT Human Rights luncheon
2:30 p.m.   General session

Sunday, July 15
Convention day 3

7 a.m.   AFT Early Childhood Educators breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Nominating session
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Registration open
10 a.m.   General session
2 p.m.   General session

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Elections

Monday, July 16
Convention day 4

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