Oct. 16-18


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Take full advantage of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities strategic action network by attending the Alliance National Conference. This conference features exceptional speakers and a variety of workshops that showcase practice, policy, and research that advances the social sector’s knowledge and action in the following areas—where we seek to make meaningful contributions:

  • Organizational Excellence
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Educational Success
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Safety and Resilience

As the Alliance’s largest event, this conference offers valuable networking opportunities for board members, executives, directors, and managers in all organizational areas. 


Thank you to Lilly Endowment Inc., the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Alliance National Conference.

See all our conference sponsors who help make this event possible!  

Opening Keynote

Race in the Workplace
Healers, Helpers, and Jailers
Kenneth V. Hardy of Drexel University

CBO of the Future

Embracing Disruptive Technology
General Session and Tech Showcase

TED-Talk Style Presentations

Designed to Inspire

Wakandan Wisdom: Using Pop Culture to Transform Lives
Jonathan Palmer
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Panel Discussion

Bringing Systems to Life
Accelerating Social and Economic Mobility on Indy’s Near Eastside


Closing Keynote

Your Work Matters
You Amazing Unicorn of Justice, You!
Vu Le of Nonprofit AF

Reimagining How We Address Systems Change
Ethan Neal
Pillsbury United Communities

Building Blocks of Community Development
Ashlee Weaver
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center


Build knowledge to accelerate your work with more than 40 workshops to choose from.

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Check out the various way of becoming a 2019 Alliance National Conference partner.

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Seize the networking potential of the Alliance’s largest and most diverse conference.

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Wednesday, Oct. 16

8-9 a.m.   Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.    Opening General Session
10:45-11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   Session A Workshops  
12:45-1:30 p.m.   Lunch 
 1:30-2:20 p.m.    Panel Conversation
2:20-3 p.m.
  General Session
3-3:30 p.m.
3:30-5 p.m.
  Session B Workshops  
5:45-8:15 p.m.    Networking Reception

Thursday, Oct. 17

8-9 a.m.    Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  Session C Workshops
12:45-1:30 p.m.
  Networking Lunch
1:45-3:15 p.m.
  Session D Workshops
3:15-3:30 p.m.
3:30-5 p.m.
  Session E Workshops

Friday, Oct. 18

8-9 a.m.   Breakfast 
9-10:30 a.m.    Session F Workshops
10:30-10:45 a.m.   Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.   Closing General Session


Location & Lodging

Westin Indianapolis
241 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204