The Great Shared Task (Opening Plenary)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 • 2:00 - 3:30 PM

John W. Gardner once wrote that charitable sector is “uniquely American” and that those who comprise it demonstrate “an irrepressible commitment to the great shared task of improving our life together.” In the immediate wake of an election season that has raised fundamental questions about our national identity, it is critical that we assess how […]

Community Town Hall (Plenary)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 8:45 - 9:30 AM

One of the oldest and truest expressions of the American democratic spirit is the town hall meeting. This confluence of open minds, new ideas, and determined optimism has been a hallmark of our country’s strongest communities for more than 400 years. At a pivotal moment for both the United States and the charitable community, join […]

On Shifting Ground – A Production of the Hilton Prize Coalition (Screening)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Main ConferencePlenary

Nine months after the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured 21,000, six prestigious humanitarian organizations came together under the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program to reflect on their unique roles in response to the disaster. Through stories told by the staff of these organizations – BRAC, Handicap International, Heifer […]

Leadership Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 18, 2016 • 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Washington, DC is uniquely iconic for the ways in which it celebrates leadership. From the society-changing events that took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the near-mythic presidency that the site itself honors, DC is defined by a legacy of extraordinary leadership. At this plenary, we invite you to celebrate the transformative […]