Leading Change Together
The Points of Light Conference, happening June 14 – 16, 2023, is a gathering for people, like you, who are passionate about civic engagement. With more than 50 educational workshops; inspirational leadership discussions; and opportunities to connect with peers, this conference offers something for every champion of social good.
June 14 – 16, 2023
Can’t attend in person in Chicago and still looking to ensure you’re up to date on the latest ideas and trends in social impact? Our on-demand option is perfect for you.
Choose from 20+ sessions including exclusive, new workshop content just for on-demand access, replays of our mainstage moments and access to top-rated sessions from our 2022 Points of Light Conference. Enjoy learning and professional development — in your location of choice and on your schedule — while getting a taste of what the Points of Light Conference offers. If you are attending in person, you will have access to all of the on-demand content as part of your registration.
Access to on-demand content will be available from June 21– Sept 30.
Choose from more than 50 workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts. Engage in compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices in the social impact space.
We’ve got a packed agenda of inspirational speakers from a cross-section of community engagement and social impact areas.
The 2023 Points of Light Conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
540 North Michigan Avenue (Driveway Entrance on 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611
Check out our travel page for tips and destination details to help guide you and make the best of your stay in Chicago.
Stay at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago with special conference pricing, available until May 30. Book now.
Gear Up With Points of Light
Show off your inspirational style with items from our BRAND NEW Points of Light Online Store. We have Conference 2023 branded items, our attention-getting "Be a Light" apparel, Points of Light logo gear and more to choose from.
(Production and ship times vary, so we cannot guarantee items will arrive before conference.)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND CONFERENCE
Whether you’re new to your role or have several years’ experience, you’ll be joined by attendees representing all 50 U.S. states and nations around the world. Plus, your participation can be applied to the education requirement for CVA certification or renewal, the only internationally recognized credential in the field of Volunteer Administration. This conference offers education, inspiration and connection — something for every champion of social good.
WHY ATTEND CONFERENCE
We know you need the partnership to continually invest in your ability and resources needed to tackle the complex issues that face our communities. At the Points of Light Conference, we’ve got the civic engagement secret sauce to get you re-energized. You’ll benefit from:
- Education: Experience more than 50 workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts.
- Inspiration: Engage in compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices in the social impact space.
- Connection: Form relationships and engage in deep conversations or the sharing of ideas with 1,000+ fellow changemakers.
- Bonus! Your participation can be applied to the education requirement for CVA certification or renewal, the only internationally recognized credential in the field of Volunteer Administration.
“I kept coming back because the experience was so much more than I ever imagined.”
— Annette Sutfin, Nonprofit Attendee
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Thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners UPS and Citi, Points of Light is offering a scholarship for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) nonprofit professionals to attend the 2023 Points of Light Conference as a learning opportunity for those seeking to further their knowledge of civic engagement efforts in their communities. It is available to BIPOC individuals at nonprofit 501c3 organizations based in the U.S. with annual operating budget less than $1 million. Individuals must be 18 or older. The application period closed on March 31 We will be following up with all applicants on their status.
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Now in its 13th year, the Points of Light Conference has covered a wide range of themes in locations across the United States and virtually. Learn more about our conference's history.