About the Conference
Join 5,000 people on a single mission - to strengthen communities and change lives through volunteer service.
The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service - June 16-18, 2014 - is the largest convening of service leaders from all walks of life, sectors, races and religions, and political persuasions, united to lead the dynamic, ever-expanding, international volunteer service movement.
The 2014 Conference will be held in Atlanta, a city with a rich history of social impact and a promising future based on social entrepreneurship and business, faith-based leadership and institutions of higher learning. The Conference will showcase those on the forefront of the service revolution who have new ideas and proven solutions to tough community problems. Participants will hear from dynamic voices who meld digital prowess with down-home inspiration, provocative thinking with old-fashioned activism - to drive, empower and engage volunteers toward positive solutions.
In years past, this vibrant conference has showcased national leaders, experts and innovators from every sector in America and 40 countries across the globe. Speakers have included President George H. W. Bush; President Jimmy Carter; First Lady Michelle Obama; former First Lady Barbara Bush;former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; civil rights icons Congressman John Lewis and Ambassador Andrew Young; technology innovators such as Facebook's Founding President Sean Parker, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell; and entertainers such as actors Kevin Bacon and Matthew McConaughey, musicians Jon Bon Jovi and John Legend, comedian John Oliver and veteran and "Dancing With the Stars" winner J.R. Martinez.
This year, meet Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, actor and philanthropist Tyler Perry, CEOs of nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies, and thousands of other service leaders to recommit to the values, ideals and issues that drive the service sector forward. Join us as we share best practices; learn about new tools, technologies and strategies for engaging volunteers; and prove that, no matter the challenge or opportunity, service unites.