2023 Conference Overview

Three days with more than 30 sessions and 30 speakers, moderators and panelists.

Dates: Tuesday Evening, July 18, through Friday Early Afternoon, July 21, 2023
Tuesday, July 18 – Pre-conference afternoon “Introduction to Annual Giving” workshop; Evening welcome drinks reception at the famous Buckingham Fountain (a 6-minute walk from the DePaul conference venue).
Wednesday, July 19 – Day 1 of conference sessions in-person. In-person Pop-Up Drinks Lobby Reception at the Palmer House Hotel; Conference begins at 9 a.m. with drinks reception 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20 – Day 2 of conference sessions; Full day of sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in-person.
Friday, July 21 – Day 3 of conference sessions in-person. Closing plenary session at Noon; Conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Location: DePaul University Conference Center – 8th Floor, 1 East Jackson St. in the heart of the Loop in Downtown Chicago.

Cost: In-person is just $299. See the registration page.

All in-person attendees will receive access to an archive of selected video recordings

Registration is open!

Food and Drink: Continental breakfast provided all mornings of the conference, along with two evening networking receptions. Lunches and dinners are on your own. There are abundant morning coffee shops (Starbucks, Dunkin) and restaurants within close walking distance of the conference.

Conference Attire: Is business casual.

Wifi: Is available in all of the conference rooms.