By: Avi Mayerhoff
Earlier in the year, we shared a list of upcoming social impact conferences. We anticipated a renewed sense of purpose. We expected an increase in shared industry knowledge. We looked forward to lots of in-person networking. Obviously, the global pandemic changed everyone’s plans. Many conferences have been postponed or have evolved into virtual experiences. Take a look at the latest updates.
For Momentum looks forward to speaking at some of the upcoming events. Reach out to us anytime for connections and conversation as we embark on a new kind of conference season together.
The Corporate Giving Conference focuses on corporate philanthropy, sponsorships, employee volunteerism, workplace giving and cause-related marketing. Hear from speakers in the corporate sector who are decision makers in awarding grants, authorizing sponsorships and handling cause-related marketing requests.
- The Conference Board: 2020 Employee Engagement & Experience Global Virtual Summit, Adapting and Thriving in the New Employee Experience, Aug. 6, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, Three-Part Virtual Series
Learn about a forward-looking approach that will help organizations move from ad hoc solutions to long-term planned recovery. The overall goal is to help build more resilient strategies for future crises. See additional conferences from The Conference Board.
- Cause Marketing Summit, Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, Virtual
The Cause Marketing Summit brings together socially responsible business people and nonprofit professionals on a mission. Together, we learn how to develop compelling cause-related communications campaigns, raise funds and improve brand reputation. At the Cause Marketing Summit, you’ll learn how to partner to create fun, engaging campaigns that make it easy to spread the word about your cause and make an impact.
*Mollye Rhea, For Momentum President and Founder, will lead a panel titled We’re All in This Together: Listen in to hear how smart and creative partners from all sectors have responded collectively to the pandemic. We hope to see you there.
- BBCON, Oct. 6-8, Virtual
This free, virtual and global gathering will unite the social good community for three days of cutting-edge thought leadership, actionable inspiration, virtual peer networking and unforgettable experiences.
- The Partnership Conference, Oct. 6-7, Virtual
The 2nd Annual Partnership Conference will explore the entire corporate partnership spectrum. Get insights across the gamut, from philanthropy to sponsorship to cause marketing. Experts from across Canada will share their best practices for charities and brands working together to expand each other’s mission.
- UpSwell 2020 Summit: End Racism. Heal the Nation., Oct. 14-16, Virtual
The fight against racism and the recovery from the pandemic are complicated and complex. It challenges us to explore every angle as we search for breakthrough solutions. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to come together as changemakers and rethink fundamentally the way civil society operates. As the United States examines its very identity, we have the chance to fast-track our best thinking and transform the country for the better, ending racism and healing the nation.
- Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Meet the Moment. Build the Future. Oct. 20-23, Virtual
BSR is a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability. It hosts this sustainable business event, one of the longest-running and most prestigious in the category. The event will convene our community at a moment of tremendous uncertainty and turbulence. It will focus our drive toward our common goal: find solutions to the problems of the present while laying the groundwork to build a truly equitable, resilient and just future for all.
- (Re)Define, 2020 B:CIVIC Summit, Oct. 22, Virtual
The 2020 B:CIVIC Summit supports CSR professionals as they (re)define CSR for the next decade. Together, we’ll explore best practices, find inspiration from our peers and hear from experts in the field. They’ll guide us as we continue to focus on the business of making an impact in our communities.
*Michele Egan, Vice President of For Momentum, will lead the panel Fresh Ideas on Partnership Activations: Case Studies, Lessons Learned and Data from the CSR Landscape to Fuel Partnership Wins. We hope CSR leaders in the region will join.
- Responsible Business USA: Leadership in the New World Order, Oct. 27–28, Virtual
COVID-19 has highlighted the fragility and vulnerability of business, society and the global economic system. Mass unemployment, social unrest, digital acceleration, threats to democratic process and a continuing pandemic put the U.S. at a crossroads, fighting for its identity. Business must lead what’s next based on resilience, sustainability and equality. This event joins CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, investors and government representatives to rebuild for a sustainable, just future.
- Cause Conference 2020, Nov. 13, Virtual
Cause Conference is a gathering of innovators and change-makers collaborating with hundreds of the brightest mission-driven leaders. Join us to assess societal opportunities, develop innovative solutions to tough problems, quantify impacts and uplift our vibrant community.
- PeerToPeer Professional Forum, March 2–4, 2021, Austin, TX
Join hundreds of colleagues to hear about the latest trends, share success strategies and make valuable connections.
- America’s Charities Collective Impact Conference, Canceled, Planning for 2021
Our friends, colleagues, and partners all over the planet: we’ve canceled the 2020 Collective Impact Conference, but we fully intend to host the in-person Collective Impact Conference again in 2021, featuring a series of interactive conversations covering the social good landscape. We’ll share details as soon as they’re finalized.
- 2020 Corporate Citizenship Conference, Canceled, Planning for 2021
At the 2020 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, more than 600 corporate citizenship professionals will convene to learn how to achieve maximum impact with effective corporate citizenship programs that deliver business results.
- 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, Postponed to 2021
3BL Forum brings corporate leaders together on a fast-paced main stage, keenly focused on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ as business amplifies its leadership and elects to lead on environmental, social and governance issues.