Your Guide To Nonprofit Conferences For 2020

Have you marked your calendar for nonprofit conferences happening this year? These public events will keep you in the loop of important updates, trends and forecasts on relevant matters. They will help inspire fresh ideas for your marketing, fundraising and other campaigns. These conferences for social impact are amazing opportunities for your team to connect with peers, partners and potential collaborators. Listen, interact and network. Here are the most important events for nonprofits this 2020.

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World Biodiversity Forum 2020, February 23-28 (Davos, Switzerland)

The World Biodiversity Forum 2020, the first of its kind, is a gathering of 500-1,000 leading researchers, practitioners, decision makers and representatives from different sectors for in-depth conversations on biodiversity. The Forums support the “New Deal for Nature” to be established by the Convention on Biological Diversity at the end of 2020.

The five-day scientific conference will host nine parallel sessions, workshops and side events, a science-society-policy dialogue, and a number of public lectures and panel discussions.

A few of the notable guest speakers for the conference include Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Oceans and Fisheries Economics at the University of British Columbia, and Professor Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.

EmTech Asia 2020, February 25-26 (Singapore)

EmTech, co-organized by MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse, is regarded as the world’s most influential conference on emerging technologies that matter. Since 1999, it has been bringing together the leaders and movers of the next technology revolution. This 2020, the 800+ participants will be joined by 30 speakers and 20 innovators “under 35” to explore technological breakthroughs and upcoming trends on artificial intelligence, precision medicine and sustainable future.

EmTech Asia 2020, the 7th Edition of the conference in the region, will cover the following key themes: “Our Digital Life”, on artificial intelligence, robotics and automation; “Becoming Cyborgs – The Future of Health”, on precision medicine; and “Tech for Humanity”, on new solutions for food, water and energy supply.

Participants in EmTech Asia 2020 will get the opportunity to listen to esteemed speakers including Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, Erin Bradner, Director for Robotics Lab at Autodesk and Anna Bethke, Head of IA for Social Good at Intel.

The 12th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2020, March 3-4 (Hanoi, Vietnam)

The Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards is one of the most-anticipated social impact conferences in the world. The 12th edition of the summit aims to see more re-calibration, consolidation and building on the lessons of the past decade with the theme “Rebuilding A Value Based World”. Thought leaders, senior executives and CSR professionals will gather in Hanoi for a dialogue on environmental protection, community empowerment, gender equality and workplace diversity, supply chain transparency, corporate transparency, brand activism and technology for social good.

Key speakers for the event include Dr. Richard Hames, Founder and Executive Director at World Academy of Art and Science, Dr. Martin Blake, an expert on Board Direction, Governance and Futuring, and Dough Woodring, Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance.

Asia Human Capital Development Conference 2020, March 10 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

This year, the Asia Human Capital Development Conference will gather over 300 leading HR industry experts, practitioners and business leaders to tackle disruptions in human capital and trends in increasing the productivity and agility of employees. The theme, “Be The Big, Agile, Disruptive (BAD) Organization”, will also cover corporate entrepreneurship in organizations or INTRAPRENEURS.

The panel discussions will be led by industry movers including Adzhar Ibrahim, Strategic Advisor and Investor at Recite Lab, Gaurav Sharma, HR Director at Coca-Cola, and Zenas Kok, Head of Human Capital at Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad.

The Nonprofit Technology Conference 2020, March 24-26 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

One of the largest nonprofit conferences this year will happen in Baltimore. The Nonprofit Technology Conference will bring together more than 2,200 nonprofit professionals from all over the world. The four-day event shall host community meetings, general sessions, breakout sessions, collaborative activities and networking opportunities. The breakout sessions are divided into key fields: IT, Fundraising, Leadership, Marketing/Communications and Program. There will be discussions on content strategy for donor engagement, modern media relations for nonprofits, building e-learning platforms, among others.

The 20NTC keynote speaker is Erricka Bridgeford, Director of Training at Community Mediation Maryland and Co-Founder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365. Her life’s work is focused on social justice and volunteerism.

Unlocking Capital for Sustainability 2020: Transforming Asia Pacific, March 26 (Singapore)

The leading event on sustainable development is set in Singapore in March. Unlocking Capital for Sustainability, organized by Eco-Business and UN Environment, is a venue for important discussions on the role of finance and capital markets in building equitable and sustainable economies. Top decision-makers in finance, business, government and civic society will seek to answer a compelling question: “How can the finance industry accelerate the responsible deployment of capital for these solutions in a rapidly growing region?”

Participants shall be inspired by ideas and commentary from esteemed speakers including Elliot Harris, UN Chief Economist, Wilf Blackburn, CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, Feng Hu, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Vigeo Eiris, and Mikkel Bilyk Larsen, Group Chief Sustainability Officer at DBS.

We’ve also had a database of upcoming 2020 social conference, kindly check below:

Note: The list of nonprofit events is updated regularly.

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