41st Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service

Hosted by Catholic Volunteer Network

Each fall, over 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus personnel, and other partners gather for the National Conference on Faith-Based Service. 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.

Baltimore, Maryland | Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards | November 8-11, 2018

|  Registration  |  Travel & Lodging  |  Schedule   

|  Keynote Speakers & Workshops  |  Exhibitors & Sponsors  |  Questions?   |


Registration will open in July! Stay tuned for more details! 

Travel & Lodging

Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Ideally located in the Arts and Entertainment district, near some of the city's most popular attractions, the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards is the perfect home base for exploring. Intuitively designed hotel rooms and suites offer plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi access and mini-refrigerators. Stop by The Yard for delicious, locally sourced dining, as well as Baltimore-area craft beers and a selection from our unique wine wall. We also offer a vibrant pop-up pizza restaurant, BrickNFire.
Conference Room Block will open in July.
Getting there from Baltimore Washington International Airport - Marriott Inner Harbor is located approximately 9.5 miles (15 minute drive) from BWI airport. MTA Light Rail Hunt Valley line will connect you from the airport to the Pratt Street station, located one block from the hotel. Fares are $1.80. For more information, please click here

Schedule Overview

Thursday 11/8Friday 11/9Saturday 11/10Sunday 11/11
3:00-7:00pm - Registration
3:00-7:00pm - Exhibits Open
7:00pm - Conference  Opening
7:30pm - Keynote Speaker
9:00pm - Reception 
7:30-8:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Morning Prayer
8:45am - Cohort Session #1 
9:45am - Workshop Session #1
11:15am - Break/Exhibits
11:30am - CVN Membership Meeting
12:30pm - Networking Lunch
1:45pm - Panel Discussion
3:00pm - Break/Exhibits
3:15pm - Open Space
5:00pm - Free Evening
7:30-8:30am - Breakfast
8:45am - Morning Prayer
9:00am - Keynote Speaker
10:45am - Break/Exhibits
11:00am - Workshop Session #2
12:30pm - Lunch (on your own)
2:15pm - Workshop Session #3
3:45pm - Break/Exhibits
4:00pm - Cohort Session #2
5:00pm - Break
5:30pm - Mass 
6:30pm - Social & Cash Bar
7:00pm - Banquet & Awards Ceremony
8:30-10:30pm - Music & Dancing
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Morning Prayer
9:15am - Keynote Speaker
10:45am - Closing Ritual

Keynote Speakers & Workshops

Coming soon!


The 2018 conference will feature a wide variety of workshops during three workshop sessions.Topics will include: Social Media and Communications; Vocational Discernment; Effective Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Strategies; Social/Racial Justice; Program Evaluation and Impact Measurement; Fundraising Strategies; Practicing Healing and Reconciliation; Preparing Volunteers for International Service, and much more! 
We are now accepting workshop applications! To review the workshop proposal form, please click here.
Please submit completed form to Mike McCormick via email at mmccormick@catholicvolunteernetwork.org (or fax at 301-270-0901) OR complete the application online by clicking HERE. You may send us a letter of any length to accompany your application. The deadline for submissions is May 4th, 2018.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor for this event, please review our sponsorship brochure. Questions? Contact Alyssa Sickle at asickle@catholicvolunteernetwork.org

Questions about the National Conference on Faith-Based Service? Contact Sarah Hammel at shammel@catholicvolunteernetwork.org

For information about the 2017 conference, please click here