10 Reasons to Attend the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service
HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2015 – The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, providing the singular opportunity for thousands to come together to shape the future of volunteerism, will be held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 19-21. The 2015 Conference will include some of the most recognized names in leadership, entertainment and philanthropy, all joining attendees to celebrate volunteering and service and highlight the impact of Points of Light.
The Conference includes more than 80 workshops with nonprofit, corporate and civic leaders; the opportunity to participate in Read Across the Globe, a reading event that aims to break a Guinness World Records title; luncheons on corporate and employee volunteerism; four issue-focused forums on the topics of education, military, faith and national service; and special events, such as a Welcome to Texas Celebration, Sunday Supper and the Prayer for Peace service on Sunday, Oct. 18.
“With the amazing speakers, unique tracks and endless opportunities to learn from and connect with others this year, we expect this to be the biggest Conference to date,” says Tracy Hoover, president, Points of Light. “No other volunteer conference provides all of the tools, resources and people in one place, at one time, at this kind of pricing.”
Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Conference
You won’t find an event that offers this much content and this many inspiring, A-list speakers anywhere else.
You’ll have opportunities to engage in industry-leading civic engagement discussions about solutions to the most important challenges you face in your local community.
You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new like-minded, diverse friends and contacts from all over the globe.
Points of Light is commemorating our 25th year mobilizing millions of volunteers to change the world. Celebrate the work of our founder, President George H. W. Bush, in his hometown of Houston.
You will return home equipped with new plans, tips and tools to make your organization faster, leaner and stronger.
Whether you are new to your organization or a senior executive with years of experience, you’ll find volunteerism and civic engagement content that will make a difference in your career and your community.
This is the largest convening body in the nonprofit sector, bringing together leaders from all over the world to help you learn and grow.
Celebrities, music and celebrations will amp up your experience. You’ll also discover the Houston you never knew, complete with a volunteer project to break a Guinness World Records title for “Most children read to by an adult in 24 hours (multiple locations).”
You’ll hear from people who are working on some of the world’s toughest problems and their solutions for the future.
You have spent your life taking care of others as a singular point of light. Isn’t it time you invested in yourself? Get refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the world with thousands of points of light.
“These are 10 among many reasons to attend the Conference,” says Hoover. “Above all, the Conference is a singular opportunity to shine the light on the importance of volunteerism and the role it plays in building strong, vibrant communities around the world. You don’t want to miss it!”
To register for the 2015 Conference, visit www.volunteeringandservice.org.
# # #
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Affiliated with 250 cities and partnered with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, we are so grateful for our top sponsors of this year’s Conference: The UPS Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Citi Foundation, Deloitte, Target, Disney, United Airlines and Deutser. Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year – we put people at the center of change. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org, follow us on Facebook and follow the hashtag #ServiceUnites.