Click here for a detailed version of the 2018 Conference Agenda including times and locations.  


Tuesday 2/20 – 4:30-8:00 (optional) – Center Terrace

  • 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 – Granada Ballroom

  • Breakfast Buffet & Registration starting at 8am
  • Welcome/Introduction
  • Artificial Intelligence: Risks, Rewards, and Opportunities:  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
  • Making Choices in Tumultuous Times: The Roles & Responsibilities of Community Foundations:  Phil Buchanan, CEO, Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Reception and Dinner at The Biltmore Hotel (Laguna/Pool Lawn)

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

  • Breakfast buffet starting at 7:30am
  • Welcome/Intro
  • National Chaos and Divisiveness + An Antidote: The New Localism:  Daniel Stid, Director, The Madison Initiative of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution
  • 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 5:15pm)

Friday 2/23 – 8:00am – 11:30am – Granada Ballroom

  • 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!

*Thursday Afternoon Breakout Agendas:

CEO Breakout Agenda:

First Hour:  Census 2020: Democracy At Risk with Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund

Second Hour:  Open discussion facilitated by Christine Marquez-Hudson and Sherrie Armstrong (topics TBD)

Board Chair Breakout Agenda:

The agenda will be designed based on results of interest survey and will be published shortly before the conference.