Here's a list of our top choices for conferences in 2013
SOURCE: Realized Worth
Having trouble deciding which conferences to attend this year? Following you’ll find a list of our top 13 conferences for 2013 – plus 17 more! These conferences are focused on CSR, Sustainability, Corporate Volunteering and/or Philanthropy. Let us know where you’re going to be – hopefully we’ll see you there!
Note: Even with 30 conferences listed, there are likely to be some that we missed. Please help us make our list more accurate. You can comment at the end of this article or contact us directly at email@example.com.
13 Conferences for 2013
(Numbers 1-13 are ordered by date of event.)
1. 12th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship: 'Make It Matter'
WHERE: Grand Hyatt New York, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
WHEN: April 3-4, 2012
HOW MUCH: $425 (Note – this conference is ‘by invite only’ but you can request an invite from us – Realized Worth)
"Charities@Work is pleased to present its 12th Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship. The theme for the 2013 Summit is Make it Matter. Attendees will interact with speakers from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and fields (for example, Dan Heath, co-author of Made to Stick) all aiming to deliver key strategies for making employee engagement matter. Work teams, hands-on volunteering, peer-to-peer conversations, engagement labs and engagement tools are sure to make the 2013 Summit the most engaging one of the year.”
Realized Worth is particularly excited for this conference, as our very own Chris Jarvis will act as emcee!
2. 2013 'International' Corporate Citizenship Conference
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
WHERE: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
WHEN: April 21 – 23
HOW MUCH: $1,995 (members get a $500 discount)
“Unlike other conferences, this event is open only to corporate managers. This ensures an environment where practitioners exchange ideas, experiences, and challenges with a knowledgeable and committed network of corporate citizenship peers from leading corporations, diverse industries and regions. Executives and practitioners from top companies share their perspectives, lessons learned, and offer candid insights. Interactive sessions present new methods and techniques to be more effective in developing integrated corporate citizenship strategies and programs.”
3. Business4Better: The Community Partnership Movement
WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
WHEN: May 1 – 2, 2013
HOW MUCH: $129
"Business4Better (B4B) features a two-day conference designed specifically for individuals from midsized enterprises responsible for social responsibility, community outreach and corporate volunteer programs. The conference will help businesses develop the knowledge, competencies and contacts to partner with nonprofits in ways that make a substantive impact on societal causes — from poverty alleviation to education to environmental protection — and on their own business performance, from branding to employee engagement to product innovation."
4. Ceres Conference 2013
WHERE: The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: May 1 – 2, 2013
HOW MUCH: $1400 (discounts for early registration available - end March 1)
"The Ceres Conference provides a unique forum for networking and connecting with corporate and investor leaders, nonprofit groups, thought leaders and media to discuss current challenges, trends and opportunities within sustainability."
5. Client Summit 2013 (no information posted yet)
WHERE: NYU Campus, New York City
WHEN: May 16-17, 2013
HOW MUCH: (MEMBERS ONLY)
"The VolunteerMatch Client Summit brings us together to share insights that will strengthen our individual CSR communities. It is the only event focused on the unique challenges of our corporate partners, promising the chance to connect, educate and inspire!"
Click here to view resources and discussion from last year’s conference.
6. Cause Marketing Forum 2013
WHERE: J.W. Marriott, Chicago, IL
WHEN: May 29 – 30, 2013
HOW MUCH: $945 (discounts for early registration available - end March 15)
"Every year cause marketing masters, practitioners and colleagues join together for this must-attend annual conference. Highlights include powerful discussion groups, ample networking opportunities and skill-building sessions."
"The Sustainable Brands Conference is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of likeminded colleagues who can help."
8. 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Summit
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
WHERE: CECP offices, New York City, NY
WHEN: June 4 – 5, 2013
HOW MUCH: (MEMBERS ONLY)
"Each year at this event, CECP shares cutting-edge research, provides the opportunity to hear cross-sector perspectives in panel discussions, and features inspirational keynote speakers."
9. Responsible Business Summit USA
WHERE: New York City, NY
WHEN: Jun 18 - 19, 2013
HOW MUCH: $3395 (Discounts available)
"This conference will focus on how to make corporate responsibility a core aspect of organizational culture, collaborate with key stakeholders and use CSR to enhance reputation and gain competitive edge."
10. National Conference on Volunteering & Service
Points of Light Institute
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
WHEN: June 19 – 22, 2013
HOW MUCH: $850 (Discounts for early registration)
"Points of Light's annual Conference provides attendees an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, immersion learnings, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized tracks and more."
Click here to see more from last year’s conference in Chicago.
KEYWORDS: Business & Trade, People, Social Action & Community Engagement, conferences, Corporate Social Responsibility, Realized Worth and tagged 2013, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, business4better, Charities@Work, corporate volunteering, csr, sustainability.
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