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
- 4:00-5:30 p.m.: Registration
- 6:00-9:30 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
- 12:00-5:00 p.m.: Ancillary Meetings
FRIDAY, MAY 13
- Ancillary Meetings
Yes, I am a United Way staff attendee. Please click here to register.
No, I am not a United Way staff attendee. Please click here to register.
Early bird registration is $995 USD per person and ends Monday, April 18.
After April 18, regular registration is $1,095 USD per person.
Room blocks have been reserved at these four hotels next to the Vancouver Convention Centre:
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver
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.
HOST CITY EVENT
United Way of the Lower Mainland is thrilled to welcome the world at the Vancouver Aquarium, where we will celebrate the “Spirit of British Columbia” with our generous presenting sponsor, the United Steelworkers Union.
The Vancouver Aquarium is located at:
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
NOTE: Buses will begin pick-up to The Vancouver Aquarium at 6:00 p.m. Don't forget to pick-up your registration packet at the Convention Centre and have your name badge before boarding the bus.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
THE RFP PROCESS IS CLOSED
Please note: United Ways must submit an RFP to be considered for a Common Good Award.
COMMON GOOD AWARDS
Questions about the Common Good Awards process? Contact email@example.com.
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
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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 AND FEATURED SESSION SPEAKERS
Brian Gallagher, became President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America in 2002 and then of United Way Worldwide in 2009. In 2002, he immediately took on the challenge of leading the transformation of the organization to focus on community impact. A career veteran of the United Way system, Gallagher believes that the true measure of success for United Way and other philanthropic organizations is bottom-line results: the lives that are changed and the communities that are shaped. This represents a dynamic shift from the United Way recognized for decades as the nation’s premier fund raiser and distributor. Gallagher has raised the bar on the accountability, governance and transparency standards adopted as a requirement of membership for all United Ways. Today, United Way has 1,800 local affiliates in 41 countries and territories raising $5.2 billion annually, with 9.6 million donors and 2.2 million volunteers. Follow Brian on Twitter.
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. Follow Beth on Twitter
Stacey Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide, drives the strategic direction for United Way in the U.S., working with leaders throughout the United Way network to drive community impact in the areas of education, income and health. Stewart also works to protect and enhance the organization’s brand and reputation. Prior to this appointment, Stewart was Executive Vice President, Community Impact Leadership and Learning at United Way Worldwide. Before joining United Way, Stewart was with Fannie Mae where she was Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President for the Office of Community and Charitable Giving. Prior to that appointment, Stewart was President and Chief Executive Officer for the Fannie Mae Foundation. Follow Stacey on Twitter.
NOTE: This list does not reflect all learning sessions. Sessions will be updated on an ongoing basis.
FOR SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS: Click here to view detailed information on all learning session types.
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.