Spring Conferences (2017)

If you found our master list of 2017 conferences overwhelming, then this post is for you. We’ve done the painstaking work of consolidating all the best conferences of the quarter in one place. Please do let us know if we’ve left anything out or an update is required. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

YourCause CSRWorks: It’s Up to Us
April 11 // Plano, TX

“YourCause is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider using proprietary technology to build meaningful connections between corporations, employees and nonprofits. We don’t let anything get in the way of innovating how connections support global change. See how YourCause got its start and what drives our future.”

Each year, YourCause hosts two fun-filled days in Dallas connecting, collaborating and communicating on how to make a greater impact in our companies and the world for clients and friends. We look forward to more information on this year’s event from Matt Combs and his team!

Employee Engagement Summit: Europe’s biggest employee engagement event
April 20 // London, UK
£595-1995

“The third Employee Engagement Summit to be held once again at the Victoria Park Plaza in Central London on April 20 2017 promises to be the biggest and best yet. The 2017 Summit will include delegate friendly interactive technology designed to encourage networking and full immersion into the day’s proceedings covering topics such as: Employee Engagement, Links to Performance & Profitability, Evolution of Work, Transformation & Change Management, Technology, The Digital Employee, and Reward & Well Being.”

Sustainable Brands Events
April 20-21, Istanbul, Turkey // May 7-9, Madrid, Spain // May 22-25. Detroit, MI, USA
Fees vary

“Sustainable Brands® events were founded on the belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world. Connect with professionals from different perspectives and disciplines in an optimistic, collaborative environment and create a shared vision of what is possible. Attend an upcoming event and learn more about past events by watching video highlights here.”

Council on Foundations Annual Conference: Leading Together
April 23-26 // Dallas, TX
$199-1800

“Leading Together is the premier conference for the philanthropic community. It’s a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy – and you – plays in society and creates transformational change. At Leading Together, you’ll learn, connect, and grow. You’ll mingle with thought leaders, industry pioneers, and more than a thousand of your peers from across the country and from all foundation types – over four energizing days filled with dynamic keynotes, sessions, and networking events. Plus, you’ll walk away with a renewed love for what you do – and what philanthropy can accomplish when we lead together.”

Ceres
April 26-27 // San Francisco, CA
$550-1600

“Good governance, transparency, stakeholder engagement and bottom line performance are all hallmarks of a truly sustainable and profitable 21st century corporation. Across the globe, leading investors and corporations are accelerating innovative sustainable solutions that are building long-term value, while protecting the health of our planet and the economy.

Join us at the Ceres Conference 2017 in San Francisco as we hear from leaders who are catalyzing the biggest breakthroughs on these issues and recognize that, regardless of political headwinds, sustainability is the bottom line.”

IAVE European Corporate Volunteering Conference
May 8-9 // Madrid, Spain
€125-300

“The goal of the conference is to significantly advance both the discussion and the practice of corporate volunteering in Europe, engaging key thought leaders as well as executives and managers of companies committed to developing strong, high impact volunteer efforts. The conference will focus on corporate partnerships– with NGOs, with community and public sector organizations, and with UN agencies as well as company-to company collaborations.

The conference format is a mix of plenary sessions and forums.  Plenaries are designed to present big ideas and provide inspiration.  Forums are breakout sessions where participants share projects, partnership insights and best practices.”

2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit
May 9-10 // New York, NY
$TBD

“The 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 at the Conrad New York. We’ll be hosting for the fourth time in New York City and will feature a two-day agenda gathering more than 400 shared value practitioners. What can you expect at the summit? The 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit will not only offer inspiration to the innovators who create shared value – but also the tools to get the work done. Expect to be inspired: The plenary stage will feature inspirational speakers who find business opportunities in social challenges.”

Causecast +IMPACT East Conference
May 15-16 // Washington, DC
$395-695

“Join your fellow professionals to shape the future of workplace giving + volunteering, meet nonprofit leaders, and see how to create strategic impact during changing times. Learn more and RSVP: http://bit.ly/ImpactDC26

Mental Health in the Workplace: Creating an Engaged, Productive, Mentally Healthy Workforce
May 16-17 // New York, NY
$1995

“As an HR professional or leader workplace mental health is one of the most important challenges you face. It impacts productivity, absenteeism, health care costs, employee engagement and corporate culture. This first time program will provide an essential forum and vital information on this increasingly critical subject covering topics such as: recognizing and addressing the impact of depression and anxiety in the workplace, creating a wellness culture, using the insights from positive psychology to create a happier more engaged workforce, using mindfulness to optimize employee mental health, addressing the issue of stigma around mental health, the impact social isolation can have on your workplace, and the role of mental health in fostering work life balance.”

Engage for Good (formerly The Cause Marketing Forum)
May 31-June 1 // Chicago, IL
$Varies

“This year, on its 15th birthday, the Cause Marketing Forum is getting a makeover. This field of companies and causes doing well by doing good together has changed enormously since 240 souls gathered at the first CMF conference in 2003. There’s still a huge way to go, but corporate social initiatives are becoming more longterm, integrated and strategic than the more promotional efforts we focused on back in the early days. In keeping with that evolution, we’re excited to share we’re changing our name from the Cause Marketing Forum to Engage for Good. It’s a brand that better reflects our mission of helping companies and causes succeed together by engaging consumers and employees in a variety of ways.”

Your Workplace Conference
June 1 // Toronto, ON
$595 (through February 17)

“Your Workplace Conference is presenting innovative, cutting edge Canadian and international trends in HR. Designed to spark conversation and connection, this event will be delivered with the theme, imagine your workplace — what you could achieve if deliberate intention rather than unconscious reaction drove your business. This unique event will blend science with the art of implementation to improve the quality of organizations. Come and learn how to achieve high employee engagement and inject unprecedented productivity into the soul of your organization.”

Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service
June 19-21 // Seattle, Wa
$250-700

“Points of Light’s 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 who really care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place – to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another – to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.”

2017 Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship
June 29 // New York, NY
$295-495

“The theme for this year’s conference is ‘The Apex of Engagement’ and it will bring together CSR practitioners and other stakeholders to share the latest advances and thinking on employee engagement within the context of corporate citizenship. The Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship, presented by Charities@Work and ACCP, creates a space for corporate professionals focused on employee engagement, corporate citizenship, CSR, and employee giving and engagement to discuss challenges and seek solutions across these practices. Register here: http://bit.ly/2nHNEQw.


Realized Worth designs and implements corporate volunteer programs. Call us to discuss opportunities for your company, or email us via contact@realizedworth.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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