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Join us in Omaha, NE

Join us for the 88th National Convention of American Mothers! Our convention will be live at Hilton Omaha, Nebraska, April 20-22, 2023. Moms and their guests will have opportunities to network with other moms, hear from dynamic speakers and meet past and present Mothers of the Year®. Our outstanding AMI State Associations will be celebrated, the Golden Rule Grant and 5th Grade Essay award winners will be announced, and the 2023 National Mother of the Year® will be named at this event! 

Who Attends

While we celebrate moms across the nation, our annual convention honors our Mother of the Year® state honorees, National Mother of the Year®, our Golden Rule Grant winners, 5th Grade Essay Contest winner and each state chapter and member of American Mothers, Inc.

2023 Schedule

Thursday, April 20

12:008:00 p.m.


3:00-4:00 p.m.

National Board of Directors meeting

4:15 p.m.

Delegate Registration for the General Business Meeting of American Mothers, Inc.®

4:30-5:30 p.m.

General Business Meeting of American Mothers, Inc.®

All are welcome to attend, but only voting delegates may vote.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

State Mothers of the Year® Honoree Orientation

2023 Mothers of the Year® gather with the Board to learn more about AMI and how to get the most out of the convention.

Past Mother of the Year® Gathering

Past Mother of the Year® honorees gather to socialize and get reacquainted.

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Welcome to O-Mom-aha!

Meet Mother of the Year® honorees, network with moms, and enjoy a light meal and beverages prior to dancing with Lauri Behrens, certified dance instructor.

Friday, April 21

8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Legacy Breakfast

Look back at the rich history of AMI, learn what the future holds, and where to plug in to make the most of your upcoming year.

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Mother of the Year® Speeches — Session 1

2023 Mother of the Year® honorees share their thoughts on this year’s theme, “In Mother Words.”

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.

Mother of the Year® Speeches — Session 2

After a short break, honoree speeches continue.

12:30-2:00 p.m.


Honor the 2020-2022 Mothers of the Year®, their significant impact, and philanthropic accomplishments.

How Music Improves Your Life

Jan Schiferl & Karen Caldwell

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Round Table Discussion

Expand your knowledge in 20-minute increments as thought leaders and industry experts share insights on various topics, including:

Talk Mom to Mom – Be a part of our American Mothers Podcast

Deanne Taylor & Tamara Anderson

Finding True Happiness after Unexpected Changes in Life

Deb Stanaland

Emotional Health for Moms and Kids

Renae Reinardy

Starting an AMI Chapter & Staying Connected

Yolanda Perez & Lenae Tryon

A Mother’s Journey of “Living Organ Donation”

Sue Venteicher

Mom Under Pressure: Work, Community, Family – Feeding Them All

Angie Stenger

Mind Body Skills for Stress Reduction

Gerre Schwert

5:00 p.m.


Dinner on your own. The Old Market, Capital District, Lewis & Clark Landing, and Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge are within walking distance.

Saturday, April 22

8:00-9:30 a.m.


Enjoy breakfast with presentations:

National 5th Grade Essay Winner

Abhinav Verma

Special Consideration in Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Renae Reinardy

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Panel Speakers

Preterm Birth & Inherited Trauma

Dr. Jennifer Gubbels

Building Resilience in Children Facing Adverse Medical Challenges

Dr. Neena Nizar

Helping Young Women and Children Find Hope and Health Through Transitional Housing

Carole Kinlow

Realize, Recognize, Respond: How to Combat Human Trafficking

Anna Brewer

12:30-5:00 p.m.

Explore Omaha

Enjoy lunch, touring, or shopping. Rides are available by appointment.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Pre-Gala Reception

All Honorees, convention attendees and ticketed guests are invited to network and enjoy this fun function before the Golden Rule Gala. We will also be honoring and celebrating the outstanding generosity of our Life Members, Donors and Friends.

6:30 p.m.

Group Photo

We will meet in the ballroom or grand foyer for a group photo.

7:00-9:30 p.m.

The Golden Rule Gala

During this celebratory and memorable event, notable State Associations, leaders and members will be recognized and the 2023 National Mother of the Year® and Golden Rule Grant winners will be named.


Hilton Omaha

1001 Cass Street