2016 United Way-Labor Partnership Conference

This year marks United Way's 75-year partnership with the AFL-CIO. The United Way-Labor Partnership Conference, July 12-14 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will build on the new, re-engineered Partnership Agreement between United Way Worldwide and the AFL-CIO. This new Partnership Agreement lays out a new, transformational vision for the labor-UW relationship.

This year’s theme, Be the Change You Wish to See in the World, encourages us to think beyond our traditional community services model to create solutions at the scale and level that our communities need. Over three days, we aim to have honest and inclusive conversations around the challenges that we face, and to construct a template for a brighter future, together.


July 12-14, 2016

The InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


To view the Program-at-a-Glance.


The registration fee for the conference is $495 prior to Thursday, June 30 and $595 after June 30.

Special group discounts available! Purchase 2 conference registrations for your United Way and get the 3rd free. Email Nicole Muhammad at Nicole.Muhammad@uww.unitedway.org for more information.

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Click here to reserve your hotel room.


Click here to review conference learning sessions.

Please note: Learning sessions are subject to change.

Let us know what you'd like to learn during both of our social media breakout sessions at the conference. Click here to take the survey.


The closest airport to the Intercontinental St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel is the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), a 20 minute ride from the InterContinental Hotel.

Special SuperShuttle Discount Rates Available: Click here to receive United Way's exclusive discount rate.


Tour St. Paul like a local! Click here for information on things to do & places to dine in St. Paul.

Click here to view an overview of activities in St. Paul.


Flex credits are available to use for the United Way-Labor Partnership Conference for the following items:

  • 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 this event, 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.


Contribute to the United Way-Labor Participation Conference discussion and receive up-to-date event materials by visiting United Way Online.

PHOTO CONTEST: Click here to view photo submissions for the conference.

Don't forget to bring your laptop or tablet to the conference to view all uploaded materials on United Way Online & to take notes.