Community Leaders Conference


Community Leaders Conference

April 29, 2015 | Grapevine, Texas


Each year community leaders from United Ways, local governments, NGOs, corporations and others from around the world come together for three days of learning, sharing, advocating and being inspired at the Community Leaders Conference. The Conference is an opportunity for leaders striving to create community change to exchange ideas and offer best practices. Each day of the event is catered to highlight the most pressing community concerns, and the tools to address them. We invite you to join us as we learn, collaborate and plan for a positive future.


The Community Leaders Conference will be held Wednesday, April 29 – Friday, May 1, 2015 in Grapevine, Texas. Located in the heart of Texas, Grapevine is a short drive from the culture and entertainment of Dallas and Fort Worth.


We are looking for examples of United Ways and partners doing great work in the areas of research, best/promising practices and innovative solutions. Please click here to review the Request for Proposal criteria and learn how to submit your application.


Registration cost per attendee for The Community Leaders Conference is $995.


We have reserved rooms for Conference attendees at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, just minutes from the DFW Airport. Located on Lake Grapevine, this beautiful resort features shopping, dining, recreation and Grapevine entertainment. Savor fine and casual dining venues. Visit unique shops. Pamper yourself at the award-winning day spa and fitness center, and feel the energy at Glass Cactus Nightclub. There are so many things to do in our Grapevine, TX, resort with acres of indoor gardens and winding waterways.

Attendees will receive all the resort amenities, with the convenience of the Community Leaders Conference located within the resort grounds.


The Community Leaders Conference will be hosted by two United Ways – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and United Way of Tarrant County.

The Host City Reception will take place at the famous AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and will feature hors d'oeuvres, buffet-style dinner and entertainment.


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.

Flex credits can be used for the following if they are associated with an approved United Way Worldwide 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 with a maximum of $500 per trip)
  • Daily per diem – a combination of the hotel room rate, plus taxes and any meal not included during a learning opportunity

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.


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