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  • 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.

  • Parkland Students, ABC Reporter John Quiñones, Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Will Speak at World’s Largest Service-Related Conference

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Announcements, Press Releases on May 17, 2018

    ATLANTA – The world’s largest conference on service and volunteering, Service Unites, powered by Points of Light, is adding to its powerful line up of keynote speakers and panelists who have made social and civic responsibility a priority. Youth leaders Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; ABC News veteran John Quiñones; 2018 Olympic medalist figure skater Adam Rippon; and author, artist and poet Cleo Wade, are joining other nationally-known speakers like former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, retired astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, NBA player Dwight Howard and more.

  • Civic Leaders, Athletes and Former Astronaut Join Speaker Line-Up at World’s Largest Service-Related Conference

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Announcements, Press Releases on May 02, 2018

    ATLANTA – Service Unites, the world’s largest conference on service and volunteering, will feature a number of high-profile actors, authors, athletes, activists and civic leaders – all of whom make giving back and sparking change a priority. Speakers announced today for the 2018 Service Unites conference, powered by Points of Light, include former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Navy veteran and retired astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly; Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard; and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

  • High-Profile Actors, Athletes and Activists Will Speak at World’s Largest Service-Related Conference

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Announcements, Press Releases on Apr 19, 2018

    ATLANTA – Service Unites, the world’s largest conference on service and volunteering will feature a number of high-profile actors, authors and athletes all of whom make giving back and sparking change a priority. Speakers at the 2018 Service Unites conference, powered by Points of Light, include Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and his wife, Dominique; Syrian-American Muslim slam poet Amal Kassir; and 11-year-old Disney Junior star and entrepreneur Trinitee Stokes.

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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