Repair the World is down in Houston this week – well, some of us are anyway. What are we doing there, aside from skipping out on the freezing weather in New York? From today through Wednesday, we will be getting our conference on at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service.
The Points of Light Conference is the largest gathering of volunteers and national service leaders in the world. It brings together thousands of people who want the field of service and volunteering to thrive and grow, shares lots of best practices and inspiring information, and provides an unmatched opportunity for networking. Like any conference, when like minded people get together with a goal of making the world a better place, very good things result.
This year, which marks the 25th anniversary of Points of Light, the featured speakers include a diverse roster of awesome people from Mikalia Ulmer (the preteen founder of BeeSweet Lemonade), Anna Maria Chavez (CEO of Girl Scouts of America) and Repair the World’s President and CEO, David Eisner. There will be panels on literacy, global service, and Millennial service.
Repair the World is also hosting a Jewish community delegation of 30 professionals from Jewish organizations around the country that engage volunteers.
It is too late to join the conference in person, but you can be a part of the conversation on Twitter at #NCVS. That’s where our own Vice President for Programs, Mordy Walfish, and many other folks will be live tweeting the panels, speaker presentations, networking highlights, and any other interesting tidbits. You can also check in with the official conference daily news bulletin for updates.