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Upcoming Conferences and Events

Volunteering is not a "one size fits all" deal and neither is volunteer management. These upcoming national and state conferences and events will help you gain advice, learn new strategies, get up to date with the world of volunteer management, and lead to valuable networking opportunities. Attending conferences can lead to valuable networking opportunities for you and the organization you represent. This list will continue to be updated as we become aware of upcoming conferences and training events.



2017 WVCA Conference

May 4 & 5, 2017
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Hosted by Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association and Chippewa Valley Volunteer Coordinators Association


 Save the date! More information coming soon!



2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 19-21, 2017
Seattle, WA

Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place - to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

Early bird registration begins February 24 and is ongoing until April 28. Regular registration will be from April 29 to June 16 and onsite registration will be June 19-21. Links for registration will be available late February.



2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership
Mapping Our Future, Strengthening Our Voice

July 26-28, 2017
Hamline University
St. Paul, MN


Registration will open February 1, 2017 on the MAVA website.

  • Early Bird Registration: February 1 - April 1
    • Regular Price: $425
    • Discounted MAVA Member Price: $325
  • Standard Registration: April 2 - July 1
    • Regular Price: $450
    • Discounted MAVA Member Price: $350
  • Late and On-Site Registration: July 2 - July 28
    • Regular Price: $500
    • Discounted MAVA Member Price: $400

More information about this summit will be posted as it becomes available. To get on the event's notification list for continuing updates and news, complete the short interest form on the site now. Subscribers to the information list will receive information about submitting workshop proposals, major speakers, early bird registration, and more.