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.

Mark your calendars! 
The Corps Network's next National Conference will be February 12 - 15, 2017 in Washington, DC

Questions about The Corps Network National Conference?
Please contact Bobby Tillett, Member Service's Coordinator


The 2016 National Conference took place February 7 - 10 in Washington, DC

Click here for videos, photos and other materials from the 2016 Conference

Our Theme for 2016: The Legacy Continues
The history of modern Service and Conservation Corps is rooted in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): the legendary Great Depression-era federal program that put millions of young men to work improving America's public lands. Though the CCC was disbanded at the onset of WWII, independent and state-run Corps sprang up in its place all across the country. Corpsmembers today continue the CCC's legacy of stewardship and service while also establishing a new legacy. Corps have adapted over time to more effectively address America's challenges, both old and new. From restoring parks and natural spaces, to making homes more energy efficient, to training and educating the next, more diverse, conservation workforce, Corps strengthen an already strong legacy.