Two Presidents’ Conferences are held each year, in March and September. Each Local is represented by one delegate, normally (but not always) the President. Many Locals also send observers at their own expense.
The Presidents’ Conference is not a decision-making body. Resolutions adopted at the Conference are referred to the Executive Council for consideration and action. Members of the Executive Council attend the Conference as facilitators/observers.
There is a high educational content to Presidents’ Conferences, with much time given over to workshops, seminars and reports from Standing Committees. An opportunity is also provided to discuss resolutions brought forward by Locals as well as issues of general interest and importance to the membership.