Inspiring and Equipping the Changemakers Across the Globe
Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service provides the singular opportunity for thousands from around the world to come together to shape the future of volunteerism. As the world's largest service-related convening, it brings more than 3,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders together to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.
Conference is for anyone who...
... believes in putting needs of others first through the giving of their time, talent and voice.
... lives to give, stands up to serve and lights the way for others.
... believes that it doesn't take a lot of power to make a difference in the lives of others.
... wants to grow as a person, affirm their purpose and take the next step in making a difference in the lives of others.
Eleven learning tracks will feature proven models and innovative solutions
More than 70 workshops will be led by highly-respected experts
More than 3,500 participants focused on putting people at the center of change
Formal and informal networking opportunities
Motivational talks by nonprofit, public and private sector leaders, academics, entertainers and more
Special recognition moments to honor remarkable changemakers
Hands-on projects designed to support impact in Atlanta
Unique collaboration opportunities through community-based immersion learning tours in Atlanta neighborhoods
The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!
— 2017 Seattle Attendee
The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.