At this conference, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities' largest event, network within and across roles, states, and organizational expertise. Everyone—from managers, to executives, to board members—is welcome. Make connections and build enduring professional relationships by leveraging formal and informal opportunities.

Maximize Your Networking Opportunities

Long-lasting connections can be made when you least expect it. Take advantage of these little moments between formal networking activities:

Conference Registration Desk

Introduce yourself to others while waiting in line to pass the time and meet someone new right away. Commiserate about your travel, rave about the weather, or compare notes on the workshops you plan to attend.


You can't meet new people if you sit with those you already know. Find an open chair, and start the conversation by asking if you can join the table. Have a seat, introduce yourself, and start chatting. 


Introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you. Since you’re all at the same session, you automatically have a common interest. 


Introduce yourself to the person in front of you while you fix your cup of coffee.

Remember to wear your conference name badge, which identifies you as part of the group. Starting conversations is easy, as everyone is having a shared experience.

Welcome Reception

Monday, Oct. 15 from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Mingle with conference attendees while enjoying some hors d'oeuvres.

It’s the perfect way to meet new people, reunite with old friends, and close the first day of the conference.

Alliance Peer Exchange Meetups

Details Vary by Group

The 2018 Alliance National Conference will feature several Alliance Peer Exchange (APEX) meetups. Through APEX groups, Alliance members who share similar interests or disciplines collaborate and share knowledge and best practices with one another. 

Participate to build relationships and a sense of community with fellow members. Even if you’re not currently a member of a group, the conference is a great time to meet new people and learn more.

When registering for the Alliance National Conference, select your APEX groups. This information will be used to invite you to APEX-related programming or events at the conference as more details are available.

APEX groups planning to meet at NC18:

  • Advancing Equity (Monday Breakfast)
  • Organizational Advancement Resource Solutions (Monday Breakfast)
  • Educational Success (Tuesday Lunch)
  • Health and Human Services Intersection (Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
  • Performance Excellence (Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.)

About APEX Groups

Check out the full list of available APEX groups and then log in to myAlliance to join those groups and connect with peers.

Contact the myAlliance team with questions.