Event Schedule

The World Conference will cover 7 days from 17th August to 23rd August 2016. Below you will find highlights of the programme. Details will follow in due course.

Day 1
  • Wednesday 17 August 2016

    Registration at University of Warwick. Outgoing Board Meeting.

Day 2
  • Thursday 18 August 2016

    Area Meetings. Offical Opening Ceremony. Plenary (general session).

Day 3
  • Friday 19 August 2016

    Thanksgiving Service. Elections. Plenary (general session)/ The World Entertains/ Open Mic Night.

Day 4
  • Saturday 20 August 2016

    Plenary (general session). English Night.

Day 5
  • Sunday 21 August 2016

    Plenary (general session). Gala Dinner.

Day 6
  • Monday 22 August 2016

    Plenary (general session). Closing Ceremony. Area meetings.

Day 7
  • Tuesday 23 August 2016

    Excursion Day (optional at £50 per person). Incoming Board meeting

ACWW Board 2013-2016

The following Board members will be attending the Triennial World Conference

  • Ruth Shanks A.M.
    World President
  • Margaret Yetman
    Deputy President
  • Alison Burnett
  • Henrietta Schoeman
  • Angela Njugabui Njeazeh
    Area President Africa East West & Central
  • Mabel Moyo
    Area President Africa Southern
  • Prof. Momtaz Begum
    Area President Asia Central & South
  • HRH Princess Azizah Iskandar
    Area President Asia South East & the Far East
  • Sheila Needham
    Area President Canada
  • Dotsie Gordon
    Area President Caribbean Central & South America
  • Valerie Stevens
    Area President Europe
  • Margaret Sullivan JP
    Area President South Pacific
  • Beverly Earnhart
    Area President USA
  • Magdie de Kock
    Communications & Marketing Committee Chairman
  • Anne Marit Hovstad
    Projects Committee Chairman
  • Sharon Hatten
    United Nations Committee Chairman

Speakers at the Conference

There will be speakers from around the world speaking on subjects concerning rural women and their communities.

Watch this space for an update on which speakers will be sharing their experiences

Applying for a UK Visa

Registration fees & Accommdation cost

What will it cost to attend the Conference?

Delegate/ Observer and Vistor Registration Fees

UK Pounds Sterling
  • Early Bird
    before 16 April 2016 -£390
  • Standard
    after 16 April 2016 - £415
  • Optional day Excursion
    (on 23 August) - £50
  • Day Delegates -£85


UK Pounds Sterling
  • Single ensuite Dinner, Bed and Breakfast £73 per person-per night
  • Single shared facilities Dinner, Bed and Breakfast £58 per person-per night (limited number available so priority given to those travelling furthest)
  • Superior (double/ twin) 1 person Dinner, Bed and Breakfast £106 per person-per night
  • Superior (double / twin) 2 people Dinner, Bed and Breakfast £156 per room-per night
  • Final date for Registering Delegates,
    Day Delegates and Accommodation 1st July 2016

Our Partner

The Conference will be hosted by the West Midlands Federation of Women's Institutes

Who are the West Midlands Federation of Women's Institutes (WMFWI)

The WMFWI geographically cover from Walsall to Coventry, and from Hockley Heath to Quinton in the centre of England.

They are a voluntary women's organisation with 45 institutes within the cities, towns and villages, which make up the county of West Midlands. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for women and their families, particularly in rural areas, through advanced learning and friendship. Enabling the women to work together to put into practice the ideals for which the WMFWI stand for, where together they can influence local, national and international issues - http://www.acwwconference2016.org.uk/


The Conference will be held at the Warwick Conference Park- University of Warwick, near Conventry, England


Warwick Conference Park
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3523
Fax: +44 (0)24 7646 1606


Click here for directions to the Warwick Conference Park

The Conference Park is the name given to the collection of facilities on the University of Warwick Campus.

Location & Travel
The Conference Park is at the heart of the UK, based on the University of Warwick 700 acre rural campus.

Conference Car Parking
Car parking is complimentary for all conference guests, as long as they follow these guidelines:
- Apply for on-line and print a parking permit in advance of arrival. This is available for printing via the following link: https://carparking.warwick.ac.uk/events/acww-conference-2016
- Park in one of the campus car parks 7, 8, 8a, 9, 10 or 15.
- The permit must be displayed in the vehicle at all times
Without a permit you will be required to pay and display.
Note: all University car parks are monitored by an external company. This means if a permit/parking ticket is not displayed you are at risk of receiving an enforcement notice/fine.

The University campus benefits from a village environment, where you will find:
• Banks (Branches of Santander & Barclays)
• Restaurants
• Bars
• Coffee Shops
• Bookshop
• Arts Centre
• Supermarket
• Post Office
• Hairdressers
• Pharmacy
• Leisure facilities

Accommodation facilities
Each room on the Conference Park has the following facilities:
• Tea and Coffee making facilities **
• Hairdryer
• Towels and toiletries
• Iron and ironing board **
• Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi or wired access to the internet *
* Ethernet cables are required for this and are available to purchase from reception or alternatively you can bring your own.

Contact the Conference Park
If you cannot find the information you require regarding travel to the Conference Park, please contact the Conference Reception team who will be happy to assist you. Email , or call 024 7652 2280.

The opening hours for the Conference Reception are: 7:00am – 23:00pm