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Individual Registration: Leveraging Technology In A Human World: Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively Volunteer Manager's Hybrid Conference October 17 & 18, 2023
10/17/2023 - 10/18/2023

Event Description
AL!VE – Better Impact – VMPC present
The Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference
USA Individual Registration


Tuesday, October 17 –
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Pacific 
9:30 - 3:30 PM Mountain Standard time zones
10:30-4:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time

Wednesday, October 18
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Atlantic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM , Eastern
8:30 AM -2:30 PM Central time zones
This is the volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada).  Now in its ninth year, this year's topic will focus on the quickly changing landscaping of technology, especially artificial intelligence (AI).  

The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers now.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive, responsible, and creative way that looks to leverage technology in a human world?

Our current streaming event will consist of three 25 minute presentations, local discussion in smaller groups, followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think Ted talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience.

The broadcast will be streamed live in the United States and Canada, with the likelihood of an audience of 1000 or more.  In order to participate, you will need an internet connection strong enough to handle audio/video streaming and adequate computer or external speakers.

You can learn more about the conference by visiting the main conference website.

Presenters for this years Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference are:
Rob Jackson: Rob Jackson is Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, a consultancy and  training company  that helps engage and inspire people to bring about change. Rob has almost 30 years experience working in the voluntary and community sector, holding a variety of strategic development and senior management roles that have focused on leading and engaging volunteers.

Beth Kanter: Beth Kanter is a well-established international nonprofit thought leader and author. Her first book, The Networked Nonprofit, Beth Kanter head shotintroduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world. Her second book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact. Her third book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout, was the first book to advocate for personal and workplace resilience in the nonprofit sector. Her fourth book, The Smart Nonprofit, examines the impact of artificial intelligence for nonprofits.  Beth will be presenting about keeping the human and inclusive touch in technology.

Stephan Dobri, Neil Squire Society :  Stephan Dobri has always been  interested in using engineering to help improve the lives of other people. The desire to help others lead him to complete his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with the Building and Designing Assistive  Technology (BDAT) Lab at Queen’s University, where he learned more about universal and user-centred design, and assistive devices. Through the BDAT Lab and subsequent teaching at Queen’s, Stephan learned about Makers Making Change (MMC) and he jumped at the opportunity to join the Engineering and Outreach teams. Stephan will be presenting creative ways technology is helping volunteers and programs.

Tony Goodrow, CEO,  Better Impact.  Tony Goodrow is the founder and CEO of Better Impact, a software company that has been helping leaders of volunteer since 2001. He and the Better Impact team of 30 now work with over 3,000 organizations around the world. Tony will be presenting about the responsible and secure ways to manage technology.

Individual  Registrations (open June 1, 2023 here): 
$50 US for AL!VE members   - if you are member of VMPC, please register from their website.

Informational webinars are only for host sites will be held throughout the summer.  Sign up from our calendar.  If you register as an individual, we will send you further information after registering.

How does it work?

Once you register and we receive payment, we will send you a unique link and the conference handbook a few days before the event. You may register for any time zone that is convenient to you, the content for October 17 or 18 will be the same.  Individual registrants will be assigned to small group discussion 'virtual tables' the day of the conference depending on registrations.  We will try to assign you to tables depending on your geographic area and/or your affinity group, so please be sure and fill out all the questions to help us assign you to your group.  

Registration and payment policy
Registration begins June 1 and ends October 16
$60 US for the general public
$50 US for AL!VE members (Includes Individual, Organizational, and Local Association Members).

VMPC Members/Canadian Residents: PLEASE REGISTER ON THE VMPC PAGE. Registrants from outside of Canada are welcome to register here.
*Please note the cost is for one person's participation in the event. If you have a group of 10 or more, consider applying as a host site here

Cancellation and refund policy
  • Prior to September 1, 2023 will receive a full refund, without penalty.
  • September 1- October 4, 2023 eligible for a refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received after October 4, 2023 will not be eligible for any refund.
Note:  this registration link is for USA and International attendees.   AL!VE US members will be billed by AL!VE.  Canadian residents will be billed by VMPC. 

AL!VE will NOT share your registration info with any outside entities.

You will receive a confirmation email right after registration.  If not, check your spam folder or contact us.  We will send you regular updates later this summer, feel free to contact us anytime.

For more information, visit the main conference website.