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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 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 May 15. Regular registration will be from April 16 to June 16 and onsite registration will be June 19-21. 

Register or learn more here about the 2017 National Conference



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

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

Advance your own knowledge and skills while helping to discover how, together, we can build a new national presence for leaders of volunteer engagement, tackle the issues that affect our work, and ultimately improve our community impact.

National Summit highlights include:

  • More than 100 breakout sessions to increase your own professional development, taught by experts in the field.
  • A variety of innovative approaches to learning and collaborating from electronic polling and graphic facilitation to improv comedy and Open Space technology!
  • A series of national strategy sessions tackling five specific challenges we face as professionals. These will be highly structured conversations designed to yield a few attainable and impactful strategies that can be implemented at the local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Special sessions focusing on philanthropic organizations which support volunteer engagement in nonprofits, providing a unique opportunity for funders and nonprofit leaders alike to learn more about each other’s perspectives, approaches to collaboration, and challenges.
  • Evening entertainment, endless networking opportunities, and more!
  • Learn more about the National Summit here!

 Register here

  • 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


2017 Fall Conference

September 28, 2017
Mequon Nature Preserve


Early bird registration opens on July 17, 2017 at