National Conference


Conference Overview

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.

Our theme for the 2017 National Conference
Moving Forward Together: Promoting Racial, Environmental & Community Equity

Corps exist to empower young people and give them the opportunity to better their lives and neighborhoods through service. Every day, Corps confront the problems facing America’s youth and communities. We see poverty and decay, environmental injustice and the effects of climate change. Most of us are all too familiar with the inequities and tension at the root of many recent headlines and controversies. America is talking about these issues and frustrations and – with our place at the intersection of people and government – Corps can bring a unique perspective to the conversation. At Moving Forward Together, we will discuss the ways in which our organizations and the young people we serve address racial, environmental, and community inequities on a day-to-day basis. We will also reflect on our own biases, knowledge deficits, and shortcomings regarding these topics. By talking about these issues and sharing our experiences, we can begin to heal, find solutions and Move Forward, Together.


Register

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Early Registration ends November 30, 2016. Regular Registration begins December 1, 2016. Same day registration will be available, though attendees are encouraged to register ahead. See below for rates. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Bobby Tillett, Member Services Coordinator. 

 


Hotel

The Corps Network 2017 National Conference will take place at The Fairmont, located at 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

January 23, 2017 is the deadline to book your room in our block. As of October 1, 2016, the government per diem rate is $182 for a single and/or double room. 

Guests of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will enjoy High Speed Internet connectivity in their guest room if they enroll in Fairmont President’s Club prior to their arrival via https://www.fairmont.com/fpc/enroll/. Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas in the lobby lounge.

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Awards

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Workshop Proposal

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