National Conference

Each fall, over 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus ministers, and other partners gather for our National Conference. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.

Each year we feature a series of keynote speakers and offer participants the opportunity to attend valuable workshops on all aspects of program management and operation.

2016 CVN National Conference

Justice Matters: Bringing Good News to Light
November 10 - 13, 2016
Marriott LAX Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Keynote speakers include:
  • Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK and author of "A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community"
  • Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners, and author of many books including his latest, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America"
  • Susan Burton, Founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Interfaith Scolars Discussion: "Faith, Race, and Violence: Learning from Three Religions" with Amir Hussain, Pim Valkenberg, and Rabbi Reuven Firestone.
Workshop topics include:
  • Show, Don’t Tell: Creating An Engaging Online Presence
  • Volunteer Experience – Possible Way to Develop Emotional Intelligence 
  • Preparing Volunteers for International Service  
  • Practicing God’s Justice with Volunteer Safety and Security
  • Building the Fifth Pillar: Best Practices in Career and Professional Development Curriculum for Volunteer Programs 
  • many more! 
Interested in leading a workshop at the conference? Download our Workshop Presenter Application and submit to Alyssa Sickle (details on the form).
Registration for the conference will begin in July. Discounts will be available for additional staff. 
  • $310 by October 10th
  • $330 after October 10th
  • $325 by October 10th
  • $345 after October 10th
Stay tuned for more details!