Points of Light Conference

The 2023 Points of Light Conference

The Points of Light Conference, happening June 14 – 16, 2023, is a global gathering for people, like you, who are passionate about civic engagement.  With more than 50 educational workshops; inspirational leadership discussions; and opportunities to connect with peers, this conference offers something for every champion of social good.

June 14 – 16, 2023

Downtown Chicago

Submission Period:  January 3 – 17, 2023

Call for Proposals

Focusing on the theme, Leading Change Together, Points of Light is seeking proposals for content workshops that are geared toward audiences actively engaged in initiatives for positive social and community change.

There are two opportunities to present during the 2023 conference experience:
1. In-person during the full conference, June 14 – 16.
2. Recorded presentation for on-demand content.

Sessions should be designed to engage individuals where they are in their commitment to social good, volunteerism, civic and community engagement.  Workshop proposals that show innovation with clear examples of successful activations in the following areas will also be prioritized for review: 
• Volunteer and community engagement.
• Social innovation and change.
• Equity.
• Corporate social responsibility.
• Civic engagement and activism.
• Application of Points of Light's Civic Circle®.

Points of Light Conference Pricing

Receive the greatest value by purchasing your ticket early.

  • March 1–31

    Early Registration

    Corporate - $675
    Nonprofit/Government - $575

  • April 1–May 31

    General Registration

    Corporate - $775
    Nonprofit/Government - $675

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What to Expect
at The Points of Light Conference

The Points of Light Conference is a global gathering for people, like you, who are passionate about civic engagement. It empowers nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to make a bold impact in their communities, providing the resources and inspiration to do so. Join us June 14 – 16, 2023, in Chicago to experience: 

  • Dozens of workshops with actionable takeaways led by industry experts.
  • Compelling leadership discussions highlighting best practices. 
  • Connection with fellow changemakers ready to collaborate and amplify your efforts. 

Whether you’re new to your job or an expert practitioner, you’ll be joined by nonprofit staff, volunteers, board members, funders and consultants representing all 50 U.S. states and nations around the world. This conference offers inspiration, education and connection — something for every champion of social good. 

Points of Light Conference

The Venue:
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile

The host hotel for the 2023 Points of Light Conference will be held at the trendy and trendsetting, 4-star Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel.  

Located in a vibrant city center location and placing the best of the Windy City at your doorstep, you can stroll Mag Mile and visit one-of-a-kind boutiques. Nearby you will find celebrated attractions including Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and United Center. Relax in beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, featuring modern furnishings, thoughtful amenities and exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, (Driveway Entrance on 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60611

Reserve your room today!
Reservations Link
Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104
Check in: 4:00pm
Check out: 12:00pm

Group Name: Points of Light Conference
Rates available: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 18, 2023
Last day to reserve: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Rates: Starting at $269/plus tax; per night

Points of Light Conference Hotel