Atlanta: March 3-6, 2019

No Sign-ups for Learning Labs - New in 2019!
Based on feedback from evaluations over the past several years, there will be no pre-conference sign-ups for learning labs.  This gives attendees the flexibility to make real-time decisions on which sessions make the most sense based on current events within their organization. For any questions on this please contact Jen Scott.

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Sunday, March 3rd

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The registration desk is open.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Newcomers' Reception

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Event

Monday, March 4th

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 

Run/Walk/Yoga Groups

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

ACCP: The Conference 2019 Kickoff

General Session: Evolve, Adapt, Inspire: The Tenets of Transformational Leadership

Wes Moore
CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author
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10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learning Labs

Pro Bono Service: A New Strategy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Lindsay Firestone Gruber, Taproot Foundation with Will Neville-Rehbehn & Julia Brown, Prudential

Political Campaign and Lobbying Restrictions Applicable to a CSR Program
Bob Waldman & Ron Jacobs, Venable LLP

Reimagining CSR: Moving from Compliance to Thinking Bigger
Christina Shim, Palladium

Aligning Your Community Efforts for Greater Impact
Carlos Pagoaga, The Coca-Cola Company

Economic Inclusion: The Global Imperative of the 21st Century
Nathaniel Smith, Partnership for Southern Equity

Building your Talent Pipeline of Community Champions
Joni Fitch, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Learning Labs

Leveraging your Company’s Unique Assets to Combat Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Laura Johns, UPS with Mara Kelly, United Way Worldwide and Jill Toth, Bank of America

The Authenticity Opportunity: Substance over Splash in Corporate Citizenship
Maureen Flynn & Mandy Ryan, Changing Our World

Breaking Through the CSR Communication Clutter
Rich Maiore, Rocket Social Impact

Expanding Employee Engagement Programs Internationally
Kirsten Weeks, Cisco & Jessie Krafft, CAF America

The Value Proposition behind High-Impact Board Placement and Training Programs
Robert Acton, Cause Strategy Partners, LLC & Danielle Borrin Hertz, JPMorgan Chase

Getting the Budget You Want and Need: Lessons from the Business ROI of Social Investments
Steve Rochlin, IMPACT ROI

Influencers' Series with Mike Rizer
Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP & Mike Rizer, Wells Fargo

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Session: Trends on Social Issues in Corporate America

Julie Hootkin
Partner and Co-Lead, GSG Corporate Impact Practice, Global Strategy Group
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General Session: Marketing in an Era of Division: New Rules for a New Reality

Peter Horst
Founder, CMO, Inc.
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5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Meet in lobby for event transportation
'A Night Under the Sea' at The Georgia Aquarium

Tuesday, March 5th

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Run/Walk/Yoga Groups

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

General Session

Sonal Shah
Georgetown University Beeck Center for Social Impact

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Learning Labs

Disrupting Diversity & Inclusion: New Strategies, Initiatives and Technologies to Take Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts to the Next Level
Sheri Crosby Wheeler, Mr. Cooper

Cracking the HR Nut: Building Buy-in for your Employee Engagement Program
Laura Hamre, Fidelity Investments & Tara Cardone, Common Impact

Is your Company Creative Enough to Succeed?
Kristina Christy, Wells Fargo & Alexander Parkinson, The Conference Board with Chandra Stephens-Albright, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company & Josh Phillipson, Atlanta Regional Commission

Advancing Workplace Relationships
Robin Greubel, CEO, K9Sensus Foundation

Building a Culture for Corporate Citizenship: Leading from Where You Are
Kathy Miller Perkins, Miller Consultants

Turning Values into Value: Leveraging ESG and Impact Investing to Create Financial and Social Returns
Laura Coy, William Blair and Company & Amanda Fowler, Edwards Lifesciences

A Panel on Social Activism in Corporate America
Julie Hootkin & Josh Chaitin, Global Strategy Group with Corporate Partners from Zillow & Salesforce

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learning Labs

Increasing Employee Engagement: From the C-Suite Down
Kate Marshall, AstraZeneca

Equity, Full Cost & Impact: Operationalizing a Focus on Equity
David Greco, Social Sector Partners

Design Thinking for Social Impact
Mark Feldman & Nikki Korn, Cause Consulting

Small Departments: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices
Cortney Miller, BAE, Jennifer Nickerson, City National & Stephanie Ghertner, Darden

Leveraging CSR to Drive B2B Success
Mollye Rhea, For Momentum

Creative Campaign and Communications Strategies that Work
Gwyneth Gaul, Benevity

Influencers' Series with Dan Cardinali
Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP & Dan Cardinali, Independent Sector

12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

General Session: Celebrating Purpose

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learning Labs

Leveraging Your Law Firm to Further Your CSR Goals
Bronwen Begakis, Paul Hastings LLP

Corporate Engagement in the US Census
Maggie Osborn, United Philanthropy Forum

Talent is Everywhere, Opportunity is Not
Lorie Coker, Capital One

Using Communications to Amplify your Impact 
Guusje Bendeler, thinkPARALLAX

CSR Professionals: The New Project Managers
Trevence Mitchell, Aveniras

Employee Volunteering Increases Employee Engagement. Myth or Fact?
Vanessa Chan, CSAA & Bea Boccalandro, VeraWorks

How to Use the Corporate Citizenship Guide
Erica Bader, ACCP

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Delegate Assembly

5:45 p.m.

Enjoy Atlanta

Wednesday, March 6th

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

General Session: Beyond Buzzwords: Innovation, Inequality, and Imagination in the 21st Century

Ruha Benjamin
Education Equity Advocate; Sociology & African American Studies Scholar; Author
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9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Learning Labs

It’s Called Employee Communication for a Reason
Jason Anthoine, Audacity

Building Market Leader and Enterprise-wide Buy-in
Chris Montross, Aetna

Innovative Strategies for Advancing Corporate Community Engagement through Leadership Development and Strategic Partnerships
Michelle Meulendyk, Amway & Teri Behrens, Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Making your Disaster Philanthropy and Engagement More Strategic
Joe Ruiz, UPS

Influencers' Series with Cristin Dorgelo
Carolyn Berkowitz, ACCP & Cristin Dorgelo, Association for Science Tech Centers

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Session: Compose Your World

Kai Kight
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12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

*Information is subject to change.