Press & Media

For media inquiries, contact Meghann Gibbons

Media Registration & Accreditation

Thanks for your interest in covering Service Unites. We welcome qualified members of the media to attend our event – the world's largest service-related convening, bringing together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to help shape the future of volunteerism. Proper credentials are required to obtain a media badge for access to all conference meetings and events.

Who can obtain a media badge?

Media badges will only be approved for working members of the press, including reporters, editors, producers, camera crews and photographers. Applicants for media registration must be employed/hired by a publication, station/network or program that is previously established, independent and updated regularly with original news.

Accepted credentials:

  • News outlet webpage or current publication masthead listing you as an editorial contributor;
  • Link to a recent article or story under your byline;
  • Verifiable letter of assignment from an editor/producer at a qualified publication, station or network;
  • Business card or current press ID from your media outlet reflecting your editorial role;
  • Blogs must reflect current and relevant news related to volunteering, service and social good.

We reserve the right to request additional verification. Social media sites, forums, personal blogs and user groups will not be accepted as media credentials. Media badges will not be granted to non-editorial media professionals.

How do I request a media badge?

If you meet the criteria outlined above, please email Meghann Gibbons with the following information: News organization and required credentials, first name, last name, address, country, phone number, email address, and dates that you plan to attend the conference. We will respond within three business days.

What benefits does a media badge provide?

Those with approved media badges will have access to all conference sessions, summits and special events.

Press Information

  • Service Unites Conference Inspires Thousands to Ignite Civic Culture and Spark Change Through Volunteerism

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Press Releases on Jun 22, 2018

    Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, kicked off in Atlanta on June 18 with a carefully crafted series of events at some of the most unique and distinctively Atlanta venues, including the historic Fox Theatre, the World of Coca-Cola and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The gathering, hosted at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, brought together nearly 2,000 civic leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors, and from 38 countries, to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.

  • Points of Light Honors Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Dwight Howard with Daily Point of Light Awards at Service Unites

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Press Releases on Jun 20, 2018

    ATLANTA – Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, convened nearly 2,000 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from 38 countries to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally. During the three-day Atlanta event, Points of Light recognized four inspiring changemakers by presenting them with Daily Point of Light Awards, a prestigious honor started by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency. Points of Light also announced the 2018 honorees of The Civic 50, a recognition of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

  • Brooke Shields, Jesse Williams and Lilliana Vazquez Complete Speaker Line-Up At World’s Largest Service-Related Conference

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Announcements, Press Releases on Jun 12, 2018

    ATLANTA – Service Unites, powered by Points of Light, the world’s largest service-related conference, has confirmed the final participating speakers for its June 18-20 conference. Actors Brooke Shields and Jesse Williams, along with author and Today Show contributor Lilliana Vazquez, will be joining former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her husband, former astronaut Captain Mark Kelly; Parkland students Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez, Alex Wind; Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard; ABC journalist John Quiñones; Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon; Pittsburgh Steelers’ Coty Sensabaugh, his wife Dominique, and more.

Photos from Past Conferences

Jon Bon Jovi

Conference 2009
San Francisco, CA

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Al Roker

Conference 2010
New York, NY

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Ruby Dee

Conference 2010
New York, NY

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John Oliver

Conference 2011
New Orleans, LA

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Kevin Bacon

Conference 2012
Chicago, IL

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Lauren Bush Lauren

Conference 2012
Chicago, IL

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John Legend

Conference 2013
Washington, DC

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JR Martinez

Conference 2013
Washington, DC

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Chelsea Clinton

Conference 2014
Atlanta, GA

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Tyler Perry

Conference 2014
Atlanta, GA

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Kristian Bush

Conference 2014
Atlanta, GA

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Kenna

Conference 2015
Houston, TX

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Lonnie Ali

Conference 2016
Detroit, MI

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Yara Shahidi

Conference 2016
Detroit, MI

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Dr. Mae Jemison

Conference 2017
Seattle, WA

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Contact Information

General Inquiries

Conference on Volunteering and Service
Attn: Events
600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Registration Inquiries

Partner/Sponsor

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

Media

For media inquiries, contact Meghann Gibbons.

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What Others Are Saying

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.

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

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