A detailed copy of the 2018 Conference Agenda will be available for download soon. 


Tuesday 2/20 – 4:30-8:00 (optional)

  • Welcome reception – informal gathering, join for a beverage, light refreshments, get dinner recommendations and any conference questions answered

Wednesday 2/21 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Breakfast Buffet & Registration starting at 8am
  • Welcome/Introduction
  • Artificial Intelligence and Impact on Communities:  Rao Kambhampati, Professor, Arizona State University, and Saska Mojsilovic, IBM Fellow, AI Foundations, IBM Research AI
  • Community Foundation Readiness:  facilitated by Emmett Carson, CEO, Silicon Valley CF
  • Lunch
  • Donor and Grantee Perceptions:  Phil Buchanan, CEO, Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Reception and Dinner at The Biltmore Hotel (onsite)

Thursday 2/22 – 8:30am – 3:00pm, followed by offsite dinner at 5pm

  • Breakfast buffet starting at 7:30am
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Culture of Divisiveness and The New Localism:  Daniel Stid, Director, The Madison Initiative of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak, The Brookings Institute
  • Opportunities for Community Foundations:  Kristen Cambell, PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement)
  • Lunch
  • CEO and Board Chair Breakout Sessions
  • Self-Guided Tours and Dinner at the Wynwood Walls (bus departs approximately 5pm)

Friday 2/23 – 8:00am – 11:30am

  • Breakfast buffet starting at 7am
  • Welcome/Intro
  • A New Model for Building High Performing Organizations of All Sizes:  Margot Rogers and Kate Dewey, Leap Ambassador Program
  • Community Foundation Advocacy in the Post-Tax Reform World:  Jeff Hamond, Van Scoyoc Associates
  • Preview Conference 2019
  • Adjourn!