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2018 National Conference Agenda

Saturday – Feb. 10, 2018 (pre-Conference)
Sunday – Feb. 11, 2018
Monday – Feb. 12, 2018
Tuesday – Feb. 13, 2018 
Wednesday – Feb. 14, 2018

This schedule can also be found in the Cvent registration portal by clicking here
 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Undoing Racism 101 – Workshop A
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Undoing Racism 101 – Workshop B
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Pre-Conference Happy Hour – Sponsored by Cigna

 

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Special Meetings
(Invitation Only)

  • Corpsmember of the Year Orientation
  • EAP/OYSI Grantee Session
  • Public Lands Service Coalition
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Emerging Corps Training Session 
(Invitation Only)
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Plenary:

Environmental Stewardship Evaluation

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Opening Session

  • Conference Theme Video
  • Welcome and Mary Ellen’s speech
  • Legacy Achievement Awardee Recognition
  • Project of the Year Awardee Recognition
  • Washington Insider
  • Keynote Speaker
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

NPS Regional Meetings

  • NPS Intermountain Region
  • NPS Northeast/National Capital Region
  • NPS Pacific West Region
  • NPS Southwest Region
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Legacy Awards Reception

 

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary:

Moving Forward Initiative, a Discussion with Dr. Dorceta Taylor and Gyasi Ross

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Workshop Block 1

  • City – Corps Partnerships: Roundtable Discussion
  • #CorpsWork: Calculating Our Return on Investment & Community Impact
  • Work-Based Learning: Employer Partnerships & Career Pathway Development
  • Ocean and Coastal Restoration
  • Changing the Narrative: Speaking Authentically
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Plenary:

Disaster Ready! Corps Engagement in Disaster Mitigation, Readiness, Response, & Recovery 

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Workshop Block 2

  • Emotional Awareness & Critical Mentoring: Techniques to Bring About Change
  • Supporting Single-Identity Based Crews: Promoting DEI in the Outdoors
  • Committing to our Veterans through Continued Service & Partnerships
  • The Trail to Success: Launching Major Gifts
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Plenary:

21st Century Conservation Service Corps
[For those only planning to attend this session and not other parts of the Conference, please register here]

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM An Evening at Ben’s Chili Bowl
Off-Site
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Service Year Alliance Monday Night Reception

 

 

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Annual Business Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Break 
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Plenary:

The Trail Ahead on Civic Engagement: The Renewal of Civic Society in America

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Workshop Block 3

  • Corps & Community Empowerment
  • Exploring Rural Opportunity & Prosperity through Corps
  • Improving Efficiency by Optimizing Data Accessibility & Management
  • Boots on the Ground: Creating Valuable Opportunities for Youth and Veterans Engagement in the USDA Forest Service
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch/Small Group Discussions on Corpsmember Development
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Workshop Block 4

  • Meeting Community Needs through Urban Agriculture
  • Grey to Green: Opportunities for Careers in Green Infrastructure
  • Translating the Corps Experience to Career Educational Success
  • NPS & Corps Partnership: Leveraging Communication to Improve Impact
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Workshop/Meeting Block 5

  • Ocean Conservation Corps Meeting
  • Gulf Coast Alliance In-Person Meeting
  • NCCC & TCN: Win-Win Meeting
  • Story Mapping 101: Visualizing Where Corps Work
  • Conserving Lands, Transforming Lives: Engaging Youth with Disabilities
  • Best Practices for Engaging Underrepresented Populations, Men, and Persons of Color
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Vocies for National and Community Service Reception & Awards Ceremony
Off-Site: Union Station

 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Capital Hill Awards Breakfast
Off-Site
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Congressional Hill Visits
Off-Site, Capitol Hill