Community Leaders Conference
The Community Leaders Conference is the leading edge of United Way’s global movement. It's the connective tissue of 1,800 United Way communities that, when we are working together as a network, form the most significant lever to create community change in the world. Executives and volunteers from Mumbai to Memphis and everywhere in between will convene to share the opportunities, struggles and promising practices that are inspiring and moving our work forward. We will hear from leaders in government, labor, foundation and corporate space, as well as thought leaders in the sector and award winning NGO & United Way leaders. It’s the event where the true scale and scope of the United Way network comes to life. If there is only one event you participate in this year, make it United Way's premier leadership event for leaders by leaders, the Community Leaders Conference.
MONDAY, MAY 9 - THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3
MONDAY, MAY 9
- 5:00-9:00 p.m.: Host City Event
TUESDAY, MAY 10
- Breakfast on your own
- 9:15-10:45 a.m.: Opening General Session
- 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Learning Sessions
- 12:45-2:15 p.m.: Lunch & General Session
- 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Learning Sessions
- 4:15-5:30 p.m.: Learning Sessions
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
- Breakfast on your own
- 8:00-9:30 a.m.: General Session
- 10:00-11:15 a.m.: Knowledge Exchange & Networking
- 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch & General Session
- 2:00-3:15 p.m.: Learning Sessions
- 3:45-5:00 p.m.: Learning Sessions
THURSDAY, MAY 12
- Breakfast on your own
- 8:30-9:45 a.m.: Closing General Session
- 10:15-11:30 a.m.: Learning Sessions
- 12:00-5:00 p.m.: Ancillary Meetings
FRIDAY, MAY 13
- Ancillary Meetings
CLC PASSPORT CONTEST
When does your passport expire? In preparation for our first truly international Community Leaders Conference, the time to order or renew your passport is NOW! Enter the CLC Passport Contest by Friday, February 12 to be eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Click here to enter.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
THE RFP PROCESS IS CLOSED
Click here for more information about the 2016 CLC RFP process.
Please note: United Ways must submit an RFP be considered for a Common Good Award.
COMMON GOOD AWARDS
Questions about the Common Good Awards process? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Leaders Conference (CLC) is not until next year, but it's never too early to start planning your trip! Here's a few simple steps:
1. PASSPORT & TRAVEL INFORMATION
The CLC will be outside the United States for the first time in 2016.
For those living inside the U.S., this means it's time to apply for or renew your passport, if it will expire on or before May 12, 2016. Click here to review the U.S. application and renewal process.
For those living outside of the U.S., new Canadian travel requirements go into effect March 15, 2016. Please review this traveler information:
2. EXCHANGE RATES
We know you’re curious about the cost of staying in Vancouver. Click here to view CLC Exchange Rate Facts.
3. BOOK YOUR FLIGHT
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is just a 20 minute drive from the Vancouver Convention Centre. Monitor airfare prices by signing up to receive email updates from these websites:
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4. EXPLORE THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE
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5. STAY IN THE KNOW
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CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP) officially recognizes the Community Leaders Conference. Please click here to review.
Determine your eligibility – Visit on business: Click here to learn more.
GENERAL & FEATURED SESSION SPEAKERS
Beth Kanter, named as one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company Magazine, Kanter has developed programs to help nonprofits integrate social media, network building and relationship marketing. Author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, Kanter has over 30 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising and marketing.
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United Way Worlwide will be offering special hotel discount rates for CLC attendees. Stay tuned for updates on booking your stay!
Sponsorship at the Community Leaders Conference allows access to over 1,800 United Ways who are providing measurable impact in the communities they serve. Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.
Flexible credits are a percentage of United Way membership investment that is set aside by United Way Worldwide to support and enable United Way staff and volunteers to access conferences and learning opportunities. Flex credits are available to United Way professionals and volunteers who belong to United Ways that are in full compliance with membership standards and current with dues payments.
2016 CLC Travel Reimbursement: $750 USD
2016 CLC Daily per Diem Reimbursement: $287 USD
Flex credits can be used for the following if they are associated with an approved United Way Worldwide conference or learning opportunity:
- Registration fees (volunteers qualify if a United Way staff person is attending the same learning opportunity or conference)
- Some travel costs such as airfare, rental car, or mileage (only one form of travel reimbursement, rental car, mileage, or airfare is allowed per trip)
- Daily per Diem – a combination of the hotel room rate, plus taxes and any meal not included during a conference
Please click here to access your United Way flexible credit balance. If you choose to use Flex Credits to pay for a conference, when you get to the payment screen while registering, choose “Flex Credits” from the drop-down payment box. You will need to enter your organization number in the box provided if you choose the flex credit payment option.
Questions? Email us at 2016CLC@unitedway.org.