Save Our Democracy – Vote for Womxn’s Lives!

July 22, 2022 – July 24, 2022

We are excited to finally meet again in person for the 2022 National NOW Conference: Save Our Democracy – Vote for Womxn’s Lives! Join us in the windy city of Chicago at the ‘herstoric’ Palmer House Hilton hotel. Make your plans to join the united NOW member body to make new connections and reconnect with old friends and chapters from across the United States, as we come together to vote on resolutions and bylaws and to reignite the excitement of ensuring our PAC is funded to endorse feminist candidates who will move our agenda forward. Chicago brings a multitude of big-city excitement, and we will be supporting one of the largest unionized cities in America. This conference is another step toward bringing our organization back to its grassroots and uplifting the voice of the body. We look forward to seeing you in July! check back often for new updates!

National NOW and the chapters of Illinois NOW are busy planning an amazing conference for 2022. Check back often as the site will continually be updated. 

Hotel Information

Book your hotel room today!

Palmer House Hilton,17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603, US. Click here to view the special NOW webpage, and select ‘Attendee’ to move to the reservation page.

Hotel Maps


NOW Member Registration

Non-member Registration

The long-awaited in-person National NOW Conference 2022 will feature some of the most exciting speakers for these challenging times. Come, hear top elected officials, such as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plus civil rights champion Maya Wiley, brilliant author of Policing the Womb Michele Goodwin, ERA hunger striker Zoe Nicholson, and many others. This will be a return to sharing stories, renewing friendships, and sharpening our skills at a time when they are most needed. The conference theme, Save Our Democracy – Vote for Womxn’s Lives!, says it all.

Conference Agenda


Conference Rules


Sponsorship, Exhibitor Space & Conference Program Ads

We formally invite you to promote your NOW chapter, nonprofit organization, or university at this year’s conference! Opportunities include sponsorships, exhibitor’s booths, and ads in the conference program. We invite you to learn more at the links below. 

Sponsorship Packet 

Exhibitor and Ads Packet 

If you are interested, please fill out the link here. If you have any questions, please contact NOW’s Development Manager, Sara Swisher at or 202-960-4417 ext. 147. 

Are you in need of ASL or special accessibility? Click here and let us know so accommodations can be made.

Remembering NOW Activists

At our conferences, we remember NOW activists and leaders who have passed away over the last few years. We will list the name and NOW chapter (or city/state) of that individual on a special page in our printed conference program booklet. This is a complementary feature, provided at no cost to NOW members. Please fill out this link.

For Your Protection

We are making every effort to host a safe and mindful conference while still protecting our attendees. Please review the COVID-19 Disclaimer Policy.