Chicago, Illinois // August 28-30, 2019
2019 Annual Convention
Community Action: A Voice for Change
The Partnership’s Annual Convention is the largest gathering of regional, state, and local Community Action Agencies in the United States, drawing more than 1,000 attendees each year. We are at the table with more partners than ever before and our network continues to be at the forefront of program and community development. During this Convention, we will come together to showcase our strengths, strategies, and achievements. We’ll also share our best practices in management, program implementation, and capacity building. There is change ahead of us—for the better—as Community Action evolves, reinvents, and continues to achieve excellence.
You can download the At-A-Glance Schedule here.
The 2019 Program Book is Now Available!
Workshops for the 2019 Annual Convention have been finalized and the Program Book is now available to download. This comprehensive guide covers all tracks, general sessions, workshops, networking events, and pre-convention activities. Take a look and begin planning out your days!
Download the Annual Convention App
You can download the application by searching the App Store for “2019 National CAP Events” or click here. Use the event code AC19 to access. The App will provide the most up to date information on the Annual Convention schedule, speakers, and networking opportunities.
Click here to download the CAP App Guide.
- Early Bird Registration ended May 1st
- Awards/Scholarship Nominations must have been received by June 6th
- Discounted Registration ended June 19th
- Pre-convention Pathways Open Enrollment Training registration ends July 12th
- Regular Fee Registration ends August 16th (Onsite fee begins August 17th)
- Cancellations must be received in writing by 5pm EST on August 2nd.
Extend your brand identity and marketing capabilities with a strong, visible presence at the national Community Action Partnership’s Annual Convention. Take advantage of the opportunity to tie your brand identity not only to the Partnership, but also to the culture of innovation and excellence that is cultivated at this event. Consider sponsoring individual events or items, or become an exhibitor and claim your spot in the Exhibit Hall! To read more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, click here to download our info packet. To register as an exhibitor, sponsor, or advertiser, click here.
Do you know of any outstanding volunteers or other individuals who have advanced the work of Community Action, fought poverty in their communities, and enabled low-income families to achieve self-sufficiency? These individuals should be honored and recognized for their successful and exemplary efforts, and we invite you to nominate them for Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Annual Convention Awards.
To read full descriptions of the awards and scholarships, and learn how to nominate your standout volunteers, please click here.
To learn more about these opportunties, click here.
In addition to our outstanding General Sessions and Workshops, we offer some specialty pre-convention training including:
- Leadership Day
- Pathways Peer Review
- Pathways Open Enrollment
Please note that these trainings require additional fees and/or separate registration.
To read more about the General Sessions and their speakers, click here.
This year’s convention theme is Community Action: A Voice for Change. Our General Sessions express this theme through a variety of topics including policy solutions, immigration and migration, health intersections, and community resilience.
Convention tracks will include:
- Effective Administration and Governance
- Promising Anti-Poverty Practices
- Strategies to Increase Visibility
- Research, Policy, and Action
- Performance at the Front Line
- Community Economic Development
- Energy Partnerships
The deadline has now passed to book rooms in the Community Action Partnership Annual Convention hotel blocks at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile and the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
Click here to read more about the Marriott hotel and things to do around Chicago.
Nearby alternative hotels are listed below for your convenience, but please note that the Partnership does not have an agreement with these hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 4 minute walk to Convention
10 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 4 minute walk
165 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Holiday Inn Express Chicago Magnificent Mile, 5 minute walk
640 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, (CAP block sold out)
540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (CAP block sold out)
505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 944-4100
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