The Civic Park

The Civic Park is not your everyday networking lounge. It's a neighborhood of ideas, where attendees from all over the world will meet, share and learn from each other. Meet up for networking, celebration, entertainment, mini-sessions and service projects.

This unique space will be the place for nonprofit, government, corporate and civic-minded citizens to showcase their work, ideas and solutions. Attendees will enjoy snack breaks, presentations and entertainment on the Peachtree Street Stage, participate in service projects, and make connections in multiple networking lounges.

The Civic Park is located in the Grand Ballroom E at the Omni Hotel in CNN Center.


Monday, June 18: 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Speaker Line-Up in the Civic Park


12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

From Service to Politics: A Call to Action from the New Politics Leadership Academy


Dr. Max Klau

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

The Best Hour of Your Week: Volunteering with Reading Partners


Karine Apollon

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

What does it mean to be igniting civic culture? Being an active member of your community? Volunteerism and Service


[Medtronics] Lindsay Davis, Gary Pauley, Carrie Romero, Sheila Vasconcellos, Nathalia Noschese

1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Networking and Screen Programming

2:15 p.m.

Shuttle Bus Service to the Fox Theatre Begins

3:00 p.m.

Civic Park Closed to Guests


7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Risky Business


Courtney Eskew

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Reimagine CSR: From social responsibility to social purpose


Amy Silverstein



12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Reshaped by Truth: The Eight Components of Self-Care


Lisa Williams

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Career Village


Jared Chung, Career Village, and Jay Cranman, Hand On Atlanta

1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Using the Power of Inspiration to Drive Engagement


Andrew J. Troup, Blackbaud

1:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Networking and Screen Programming

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Networking: The Path to Peers, Power and Professional Success!


Beth Steinhorn, Jennifer Bennett, and Rebecca Tankersley

4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Innovations to Engage the Next Generation of Changemakers: Bringing creativity at workplace through volunteering


Neha Shrivastava

5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

The Art of Storytelling - Good Deeds Day style. From 1 idea to 3.5 million participants


Abigail Gelfand and Hannah Wojno

5:55 p.m.

Civic Park Closed to Guests

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Points of Light Conference
Attn: Events
600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Registration Inquiries


For information on sponsorship levels or becoming a conference partner, contact Paul Hollahan.


For media inquiries, contact Meghann Gibbons.

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What Others Are Saying

This is one of the few events where all members of the social good sector are in attendance. With business, nonprofit and public sectors attending, we can dig deeper and have cross-sector conversations.

— 2018 Atlanta 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.

— 2017 Seattle Attendee