Everything to Know About the Top Civic Engagement Conference

Dec 19, 2022

Every year, the Points of Light Conference brings together thousands of changemakers from across the world to convene, learn together, share ideas and explore the current landscape of civic engagement, and 2023 promises an excellent experience. This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting our leading civic engagement conference at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, situated right in downtown Chicago, on June 14-16, 2023. As we gear up for this landmark event, here’s what you can expect – and how you can save your spot to attend. 

What Will the Conference Include? 

The Points of Light Conference 2023 is a leader among civic engagement conferences. It’s a global gathering for people, like you, who are passionate about civic engagement. It empowers nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to make a bold impact in their communities, providing the resources and inspiration to do so.  

When you attend the Points of Light Conference, you can expect more than 50 workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts, compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices and connection with fellow changemakers ready to collaborate and amplify your efforts. 

The Points of Light Conference 2023 Theme 

Every Points of Light Conference features a different theme around which speakers base their topics and facilitators plan their workshops. The Points of Light Conference 2023 Theme is, “Leading Change Together.” Today, companies, nonprofit organizations and everyday people are all rallying toward real, sustainable change. Communities have distinct goals, and together, we can lean on our unique and collective backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to change the world.  

Register for updates to find out when we unveil this year’s powerhouse speakers, who are making big impacts in their communities, companies and beyond, as well as to roll out high-value workshops that will leave you feeling inspired, educated and equipped with new knowledge and ideas to implement in your spheres of influence. 

Next Steps to Attend the Points of Light Conference 2023 

We’re featuring an early bird special, so mark your calendar now. Early registration runs from March 1 through 31, 2023. These discounted tickets will be priced at $675 for corporate tickets and $575 for government or nonprofit tickets. Make sure you’re on our email list so you can reserve your spot as soon as registration opens.  

General Registration tickets go on sale from April 1 through May 31, 2023. Corporate spots are $775, while government or nonprofit registration is $675. Need the full cost picture? We even have hotel rates available so you can have a full picture of associated expenses. 

Call for Proposals Deadlines  

If you’re interested in presenting on stage or via a workshop this year, you’ll want to save these in your calendar and be prepared to submit your proposal. From January 3-17, 2023, Points of Light will be accepting presenter proposals. We’re eager to see what stories, wisdom and insights you have to share from your experience with civic engagement in your community, company or nonprofit organization. Past speakers have included best-selling authors, nonprofit and governmental leaders, service members, and even news anchors and entertainers. Make sure to sign up for updates so you’ll be the first to know when we open our call for proposals. 

Don’t wait! Whether you plan to attend this year’s conference or want to submit a proposal to be featured as a presenter, start preparing today. Speak to your management team about securing your spot, and stay tuned for details on our request for proposals.

Points of Light

We are champions of civic engagement with a mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.