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Global nonprofit Points of Light announced today that early-bird registration is now open for the 2021 Points of Light Conference. This year’s event will be an online experience to ensure the health and wellbeing of attendees as the COVID pandemic continues to pose a risk for large gatherings. The virtual event, is scheduled for July 14-15.
Core to Points of Light’s philosophy is a belief that the most powerful force in the world is an individual who has realized their power to make a positive difference. The 2021 Points of Light Conference will bring together a virtual audience of changemakers from the nonprofit, government, business and civic sectors to connect and uncover meaningful ways to drive transformative change. This virtual event will offer an interactive, inspirational and engaging learning environment that will challenge attendees to build stronger communities and position organizations to galvanize the power of people.
“This past year, we have seen a renewed energy for civic engagement as individuals around the world have stepped up to meet the most pressing needs of their community, from responding to a global pandemic to standing up for human rights, social justice and racial equity,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light. “Understanding how people engage is critical to building community and moving our work forward. The 2021 Points of Light Conference is our opportunity to write the next chapter of The Civic Century, share ideas and build a better normal.”
This year’s online conference experience will deliver a dynamic array of inspirational moments, engaging learning and networking opportunities, as well as high-quality live webcasts. The event will be the kick-off for a yearlong learning journey that will culminate with the 2022 conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
“At Disney, we are passionate about volunteering,” said George A. Kalogridis, President, Segment Development and Enrichment, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “We have enjoyed a long relationship with Points of Light and together, we have seen how one person or one family’s commitment to service can make a lasting difference in not only their community, but the world. We are pleased to participate in this year’s virtual conference and look forward hosting the 2022 Points of Light Conference at the most magical place on earth—Walt Disney World Resort.”
Business and community leaders from across Florida will serve on the conference Host Committee, chaired by Kalogridis, to identify inspirational speakers and cultivate high-quality experiences for virtual attendees during the event and through the year leading up to the 2022 in-person event.
The following individuals will serve as members:
To register, and for information on the agenda, speakers, forums and workshops, visit www.pointsoflight.org/conference.
ABOUT THE POINTS OF LIGHT CONFERENCE
The 2021 Points of Light Conference is a virtual event with online sessions for a virtual audience. The conference brings together thousands of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to collaborate, connect, gain and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change. We strive to strengthen the social sector by providing innovative ideas and resources that make it easier for people in communities across the globe to find opportunities to do good in new and meaningful ways; for businesses to share best practices and develop custom solutions to drive transformative change in the communities where their employees live and work; for nonprofits to collaborate and build capacity so they may better meet their missions; and to ensure that dedicated individuals and organizations are recognized for their commitment to taking action that improves the world. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org/conference.
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