Press & Media

For media inquiries, contact Robert Montgomery or Amber Gowen

Media Registration & Accreditation

Thanks for your interest in covering the Conference on Volunteering and Service. We welcome qualified members of the media to attend our event – the world's largest service-related convening, bringing together more than 3,500 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 Amber Gowen 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. Credentialed media may also gain entry to the designated on-site press office.

Press Information

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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Contact Information

General Inquiries

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

Registration Inquiries

Volunteering Inquiries

Sponsorship

For information on corporate sponsorship, contact Kate Nichols.

Media

For media inquiries, contact Robert Montgomery or Amber Gowen.

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What Others Are Saying

The opening plenary at Conference was very relevant and deeply motivating. I feel the speakers had such a personal and emotional investment in their causes that truly resonated with attendees.

— 2016 Detroit Attendee

I walked away inspired, rejuvenated, and thankful for a wonderful experience. Thank you to Points of Light and the amazing volunteers for all of the hard work to make this happen and possible. I truly had a great time connecting with leaders from around the world.

— 2016 Detroit Attendee

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