The IAUC Annual Convention in Boston


This year’s annual convention will be held October 5-7 at Boston’s Hyatt Harborside Hotel. Register for the convention by clicking on the green button on the right.

Friday, October 5

6-7pm Registration and Cocktail Hour

7pm Welcome
Opening Remarks by Former Boston Mayor and
Ambassador Ray Flynn

7:30pm Dr. Peter Shirlow, Queen’s University, Belfast
Raymond Stewart, Finaghy Community Center,

8:30pm Live Music

Saturday, October 6

8:30am Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30am Welcome and Moment of Silence for Those Who Died
in the Conflict

9:45am Former Irish P.O.W.’s: Their Hopes for the Future
Paul Harkin, Terry Kirby, Bobby Lavery and Matt

12pm Lunch – Presentation of Awards

1:30pm Roy Garland,UUP and Gerry McHugh, Sinn Fein
Two Opposing Views: Where Do We Go From Here?

3pm Máirtín O’Muilleoir- Belfast Media Group

4pm Raymond McCord, Collusion from a Unionist

4:45pm Nuala O’Loan – Police Ombudsman, Final Report
Before Leaving Office

6:30pm Cocktails and Dinner
Opening Remarks – Dr. Robert Linnon, Chairman of
the Board
Welcome – John Fogarty, National President
Presentation of Frank Durkan Award
Presentation of Special Recognition Award to
Massachusetts Senator Jack Hart
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Aidan Troy, C.P. Holy Cross,
Belfast: Understanding and Ending the
Escalating Cycle of Teen Suicides

Sunday, October 7

9am Continental Breakfast

10am Celebration of Mass by Fr. Aidan Troy, C.P.

11am General Membership Meeting

If you would like any additional information, please contact Gretchen Bales, Boston Convention Committee Secretary, or 1-800-947-4282.


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