Volunteer Organization Points of Light to Hold Annual Conference in Detroit


Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer service, today announced Detroit has been named the host city for its 2016 conference in June.

“Detroit is a city where social innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and citizen engagement are driving an unprecedented urban renaissance,” says Tracy Hoover, CEO of Atlanta-based Points of Light. “Detroit is an ideal convening point and a rich civic learning lab with impactful models and ideas that will benefit 4,000 nonprofit, corporate, and government change makers from around the world.” 

Hoover says the conference, which will be held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit from June 27-29, will focus on using service to build strong communities and examine how citizen engagement is leading to social innovation. She says each year, thousands of nonprofit, government, business, and civic leaders gather to learn about volunteering around the world.

Points of Light is accepting proposals for 2016 conference workshops. Hoover says workshops must be 90 minutes and offer attendees solutions through interactive content with a focus on innovative and replicable strategies for engaging volunteers. 

Points of Light is affiliated with 250 cities and has partnered with thousands of nonprofits and corporations.           

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