ATLANTA, GA (September 28, 2016) – Points of Light announced today that Seattle will serve as host city for the 2017 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will be held June 19-21, 2017. Points of Light is calling for Conference workshop proposals focused on replicable strategies for engaging volunteers in local problem-solving, capacity building for community organizations, innovative technology for social good, and more.
The Points of Light 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 convene to learn from and be inspired by leaders from the rapidly changing field of social change. Over the course of three days, attendees will learn from some of today’s most recognized innovators and influencers in the volunteer service sector.
The 2017 Conference will focus on nine diverse tracks with more than 100 workshops, plenaries that offer opportunities for reflection and renewal, experiential learning opportunities and volunteer service projects that allow guests to give back to the host city.
"We are thrilled to bring the 2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service to Seattle, a vibrant city with innovative leaders and everyday doers whose longstanding commitment to sustainability, cutting-edge technology and public engagement drives change," said Tracy Hoover, CEO of Points of Light. "Seattle is an ideal place to come together to focus on best practices for tapping the potential power of volunteers to problem-solve and create change."
Call for Proposals
Points of Light is currently accepting proposals for 2017 Conference workshops. Workshops must be 90 minutes and offer attendees proven and realistic solutions via interactive content, preferably with a focus on innovative and replicable strategies for engaging volunteers. Full requirements can be found on the Conference website at www.volunteeringandservice.org/get-involved/call-for-presenters.
Proposals can support Conference learning tracks including Capacity Building, Community Engagement, Higher Education, Global, Advanced Training for AmeriCorps, Solutions for Pressing Issues, Tech for Good and Volunteer Engagement. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. EST and can be submitted here.
About Points of Light
The Conference on Volunteering and Service is convened by Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Points of Light inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across more than 30 countries and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.