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SPEAKERS

General Session Speakers

Opening Keynote Panel: Building Resilient Communities
Sunday, April 15 at 1:30 PM

A discussion about what it takes to build and foster resilience
with a special focus on New Orleans!

Lean More About The Panel and Speakers

Closing Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 PM

Founder and Executive Director
of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

Learn More About Bryan

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

*All activities located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise stated.

    Friday April 13
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm - Registration Open
  • 8:00am-5:30pm - Pre-Conference Workshops*
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising (2-day workshop*)
  • CFRE Refresher (2-day workshop*)
  • Faculty Training Academy (2-day workshop* - Member Only)
  • (*Additional registration and fees required for pre-conference workshops.)
    Saturday April 14
  • 7:30am-5:00pm – Registration Open
  • 8:00am-5:30pm - Pre-Conference Workshops*
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising (2-day workshop*)
  • CFRE Refresher (2-day workshop*)
  • Faculty Training Academy (2-day workshop* - Member Only)
  • Donor Retention (1-day workshop*)
  • The Major Gift Challenge (1-day workshop*)
  • Story Telling (1-day workshop*)
  • Authentic Leadership (1-day workshop*)
  • Talent Management (1-day workshop*)
  • (*Additional registration and fees required for pre-conference workshops.)
  • 5:15-6:15pm - Affinity Roundtables (Note: Roundtables limited to these self-selected affinities: African American | Arts/Cultural | Faith-Based | Health | Lesbian | Gay | Bisexual | Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) | Young Professional)
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Conference Welcome Reception & Networking at The New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street (open to all attendees)
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Affinity Networking for ALL groups during the Welcome Reception
    Sunday April 15
  • 7:00am-5:00pm - Registration Open
  • 8:00-8:45am - First Timers Networking
  • 9:00-10:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 10:45am-12:00pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 11:30am-5:00pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 12:15-1:15pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Opening General Session
  • 3:00-3:45pm - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 4:00-5:15pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00-7:30pm - Community Group Receptions
    Monday April 16
  • 7:00am-6:00pm - Registration Open
  • 8:00-9:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00am-5:00pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 9:15-10:00am - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 10:15-11:45am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:15-2:30pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00-4:15pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30-5:30pm - Marketplace Happy Hour
  • 6:00-9:00pm - Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
    Tuesday April 17
  • 7:00am-3:30pm - Registration Open
  • 8:00-9:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00am-3:30pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 9:15-10:00am - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 10:15-11:45am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00-1:15pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Closing General Session
    Wednesday April 18
  • 8:00am-12:00pm - Chapter Board Workshop

LOCATION

PLEASE NOTE: AFP HOUSING IS NOW CLOSED!

*EXISTING RESERVATIONS** To make any changes or cancellations to existing reservations, please contact the hotel directly after March 23, 2018. If you contact them prior, they may still be processing reservations and may not have your reservation in their system.

**NEW RESERVATIONS** You may contact the hotel directly to book a reservation or you may click HERE to be taken to a third party site to book an AFP hotel (based on availability) and other hotels in the conference area. Please note the group rate is not available.

The 2018 International Fundraising Conference will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Halls C & D, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Use the map below to explore the area and conference-approved hotels.

Free shuttle service to and from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be offered at the following hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans
  • The New Orleans Marriott Hotel
  • JW Marriott

Shuttle service stops are subject to change.


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Don't forget to explore this great city while you are here! Check out our special Guide to New Orleans!

MARKETPLACE

Why Exhibit at The International Fundraising Conference?

Build your future as a resource partner with the most visible, prestigious nonprofits! The International Fundraising Conference attracts approximately 4,000 of the profession's decision makers each year.

Supporting AFP gives your organization effective marketing power and valuable exposure. Fundraisers worldwide will recognize your organization, including thousands of development professionals outside the AFP membership. Together, we can support organizations making a difference in our world.

For more information on exhibiting at The International Fundraising Conference call (717) 430-2248 or click below. To get the member rate see the Business Membership Brochure and Application

REGISTRATION

If you need to request a cancellation/refund, please submit in writing to customer service at frp@experient-inc.com no later than seven calendar days following the conference. For more information, please visit afpfc.com/policies.

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SPONSORS

AFP would like to acknowledge the following Sponsor for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference:

Presenting Sponsor:

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Supporting Sponsor:

Donor Perfect logo

Exclusive Media Sponsor:

Chronicle of Philanthropy logo

AFP 2018 Conference App Sponsors:

Give Effect logo
MyRollCall logo

Conference Program Book Sponsor:

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Conference Collector Lapel Pin Sponsor:

Ashworth Awards logo

Conference Lanyard Sponsor:

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Conference Education Track Sponsor:

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Contact Us

All Registration, Housing and Logistical Questions:
frp@experient-inc.com
All Conference, Education and Pre-Conference Workshop Questions:
ProfessionalDevelopment@afpnet.org
All Other Questions:
info@afpicon18.com

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