Big things are coming to the Big Easy in 2018 — and not just the city’s 300th anniversary! We’re talking the world’s biggest and baddest conference for professional fundraisers.
Meet us in New Orleans, the home of jazz and Mardi Gras, for three days of learning, connecting, and culture; with a side of gumbo, of course.
A discussion about what it takes to build and foster resiliencewith a special focus on New Orleans!
Founder and Executive Directorof the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
BRYAN STEVENSON is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. EJI has also initiated major new anti- poverty and anti-discrimination efforts challenging the legacy of racial inequality in America.
Mr. Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards including the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award Prize, the Olaf Palme International Prize, the ACLU National Medal Of Liberty, the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, the Gruber Prize for International Justice and the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. In 2015, he was named to the Time 100 recognizing the world’s most influential people. Recently, he was named in Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, has been awarded 26 honorary doctorate degrees and is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. He is the recent author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 best books of nonfiction for 2014 and has been awarded several honors including the Carnegie Medal by the American Library Association for the best nonfiction book of 2014 and a 2015 NAACP Image Award.
From New Orleans to Nairobi and Christchurch to Calgary, communities around the world face an overwhelming array of social, economic, and physical challenges. Overpopulation. Crime. Coastal erosion and flooding. Economic inequality and poverty. Aging infrastructures. Earthquakes and landslides and hurricanes. Disease outbreaks. Water insecurity. Civil unrest. The list goes on and on.
How do communities prepare for and recover from disasters both natural and human-made? Join us for a fascinating discussion about what it takes to build and foster resiliency, with a special focus on New Orleans and its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the Great Recession. How did the city recover, what work remains, and what systems have been put in place for next time? What supporting role has been played by fundraising and philanthropy?
Beyond New Orleans, how do cities and communities around the world develop resilience strategies to deal with their own unique challenges, now and in the future?
Ellen Lee, Director of the Office of Community Development for the City of New Orleans, and formerly SVP of Programs at the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Assistant Director of the Disaster Recovery Unit within the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development.
*All activities located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise stated.
New Orleans is known for its festivals—Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, and ESSENCE Festival, to name just a few. Now, brought to you by AFP’s Greater New Orleans Chapter and AFP IHQ, it’s time for the first ever Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas! Dive into the culture of the Big Easy with its famous cocktails and sumptuous Creole cuisine. The evening begins with happy hour on the Aquarium’s outdoor plaza overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, and flows into the unique aquatic atmosphere of the Aquarium and its exhibits, with live musical entertainment and Fundraisers Fest fun and networking throughout the evening. Come party your fins off with all your AFP friends old and new at this must-attend event. Space is limited so buy your ticket early! (Note: Specialty cocktail, open bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres included in the ticket price.)
For more information about the Aquarium: http://audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium
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.
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Free shuttle service to and from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be offered at the following hotels:
Shuttle service stops are subject to change.
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Register 5 people from your organization and the 6th registration is FREE! Every 6th person registered from your organization after the first 5 paid registrations may attend the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both at no cost.* All team members must be registered by one person at the same time using our special group registration process for the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both. Please review the Registration Policies and Information page for additional terms and conditions.
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EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - MEMBER $799EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - NONMEMBER - $1099EARLY BIRD RATE (Ends Nov. 1) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799
MEMBER DAILY RATE - $539NONMEMBER DAILY RATE - $639 MARKETPLACE ONLY RATE - $250
Events and Workshops (Can be selected during registration process)PRE-CONF. WORKSHOPS (1 DAY):MEMBER - $279NONMEMBER - $349PRE-CONF. WORKSHOPS (2 DAY):MEMBER - $379NONMEMBER - $479FACULTY TRAINING ACADEMY (MEMBERS ONLY): $799CHAPTER EVENT: MEMBER - $65CHAPTER EVENT NONMEMBER - $65
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - MEMBER - $999ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - NONMEMBER - $1299ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - MEMBER - $1199REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - NONMEMBER - $1499REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799
Events and Workshops (Can be selected during registration process)PRE-CONF. WORKSHOPS (1 DAY):MEMBER - $299NONMEMBER - $369PRE-CONF. WORKSHOPS (2 DAY):MEMBER - $399NONMEMBER - $499FACULTY TRAINING ACADEMY (MEMBERS ONLY): $799CHAPTER EVENT: MEMBER - $65CHAPTER EVENT NONMEMBER - $65