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"
  • 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! 
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!