During the convening, we aim to help you build relationships and capacity. Workshops, meetings, and sessions will give you space to get to know and strategize with leaders from across the country as well as participate in workshops tailored to the needs of leaders like you. Also, we know that many of you are volunteers who do this work on top of other commitments, so we plan to fundraise for as many travel scholarships as possible.
Early planning revealed a need for a central location. Houston, TX is a current front-runner for location.
Do you lead a group in a central location in the country and : 1) have access to free or discounted venues 2) have access to free or discounted lodging (including members who would be open to housing leaders from out-of -town) 3) have a local team who could help with planning and logistics? Let us know below!
We recognize that many organizers are also heads of households, moms, dads, and caregivers. We hope to make this event "family friendly" so that organizers can bring their full selves to this event without the pressures of juggling school calendars etc.