Press & Media

For media inquiries, contact Meghann Gibbons

Media Registration & Accreditation

Thanks for your interest in covering Service Unites. We welcome qualified members of the media to attend our event – the world's largest service-related convening, bringing together more than 2,500 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 Meghann Gibbons 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.

Press Information

  • 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.

  • Points of Light Conference Returns to Atlanta

    Posted in 2018 Atlanta, Press Releases on Mar 12, 2018

    ATLANTA – March 12, 2018 – Points of Light will bring its annual conference, Service Unites, back to Atlanta this year, from June 18-20. Points of Light, headquartered in Atlanta, has chosen this year’s conference theme to be “Igniting Civic Culture.” Formerly known as the Conference on Volunteering and Service, this global event brings together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.

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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Dr. Mae Jemison

Conference 2017
Seattle, WA

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

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Media

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What Others Are Saying

The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle 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

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