In our pursuit to provide attendees with an educational, engaging experience in service innovation, we have some exciting evolutions in Conference programming for 2012. We have created new opportunities for intimate, thought-provoking conversations about national service, social entrepreneurship and hands-on action.
Aligned with a key issue area, Super Sessions build on the strengths of their renowned speakers and can take the form of a panel, conversation, TEDx-like series of mini-keynotes, film screening or moderated discussion.
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Town Hall
Monday, June 18, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in McCormick Place West room W183
Join Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS, to talk about her vision, emerging national service initiatives and to honor the 2012 National Service Impact awardees. Connect with peers and colleagues who are addressing vital community issues through service.
10 Civic Fellows Leadership Exchange Sessions
Intimate dialogue with sector leaders.
Experiential discussions in a casual setting with industry experts in the areas of economic stability and financial literacy, early childhood education and service-learning, environmental sustainability and emergency preparedness.
Welcome to Chicago Celebration
Exhibit hall festival where attendees will experience Chicago with mini-service events, sponsor booths, activities, regional bands and famous Chicago cuisine.
Seeds for Change Service Program
The National Conference on Volunteering and Service has a legacy of active engagement with its host cities' communities. This year's service program, Seeds for Change sponsored by Chase, showcases the Chicago motto Urbs in Horto (City in a Garden) as a model for how environmental and economic success can be achieved through service.
Join General George W. Casey, former chief of staff of the U.S. Army, invited guest Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and others to learn how a network of connected organizations can create solutions and systems that fill service gaps, leverage community assets and increase the coordination and delivery of effective services to better serve with and for veterans, service members and their families.
The workshops and Super Sessions during the 2012 conference will focus on inspiring, equipping and mobilizing 21st century volunteers to give their time, money and voice to create change in their communities.