A New Era: Corps in Today’s America

Join us for our 2021 VIRTUAL National Conference
March 15 – 18

#CorpsNewEra   |   @TheCorpsNetwork

Now accepting workshop proposals and award nominations!

About 2021 Conference
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About The Corps Network National Conference

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include hundreds of 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.


About the 2021 National Conference

A New Era: Corps in Today’s America

For safety purposes, our 2021 event will be virtual.

“Unprecedented” only begins to describe this past year. As our country experiences health, economic, and environmental challenges, and as we confront racial and social inequities, we are evolving as a nation. We have learned a lot over the preceding months, including the fact that our country has a great deal of work to do to heal, to bring people together, and to address environmental issues that threaten our safety. With everything we have witnessed, we are different. In this “New Era,” what role can Service and Conservation Corps play in building more resilient communities, a sustainable economy, a modern workforce, a more equitable society, and a brighter future? At The Corps Network 2021 National Conference, we invite you to envision with us what this “New Era” will look like for the 21st Century Service and Conservation Corps movement.



The Conference will include workshop content led by our partners, member organizations, and others in the fields of resource management, workforce development, youth development, and education. The deadline to submit workshop proposals was January 8. However, if there is content you’d like to see at the Conference, please reach out to Bobby Tillett with your suggestions.

Workshop descriptions to be announced soon.



The Corps Network National Conference offers an opportunity to celebrate extraordinary people and programs in the Corps community. Nominations for the Corpsmember of the Year and Project of the Year Awards were due January 8. Questions about Awards can be directed to Hannah Traverse.

2021 Corpsmember of the Year Award

2021 Project of the Year Award*

*Note: The Corps Network will recognize all COVID-19 response efforts as a collective Project of the Year.



The Corps Network invites you to support our National Conference. As a sponsor, your organization will have multiple opportunities to engage with the next generation of conservation and community leaders, and share your message with professionals who are passionate about workforce development, education, and the stewardship of our public lands and communities.


Thank you to our 2021 Conference Sponsors







Click here to register for the Conference. See below for rates.

Attendee Type Cost Notes
Member $100 Rate for staff at member organizations of The Corps Network*
Non-Member $150 Rate for general public
Corpsmember Rate $200 Flat rate for any number of Corpsmembers/Alumni**
*Group Rate

If more than 5 people from your Corps plan to participate, please contact Bobby Tillett to discuss our group rate. The group rate is reserved for member organizations of The Corps Network.

**Corpsmembers and Alumni Welcome!

We are excited to announce that the 2021 National Conference will include a Corpsmember and Corps Alumni track. In addition to our plenary sessions and keynote speeches, Corpsmembers and Corps Alumni will have access to workshops, networking events, and pre-recorded content specifically geared toward future career opportunities and broadening one’s understanding of the Corps ecosystem.

The Corpsmember track will take place on Tuesday, March 16. Corpsmembers will also have access to the platform’s community forum and the plenary session recordings.

Corps interested in providing this opportunity to their members and alumni will be able to add the Corpsmember Package to their registration for a flat rate of $200. Corps will receive a promo code for up to 50 Corpsmembers and Corps Alumni to register at no charge. For additional questions, please contact Lashauntya Moore.


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See below for language and graphics to help share the news about The Corps Network’s 2021 National Conference with your partners and followers.

Event Hashtag: #CorpsNewEra
Find Us on Social: @TheCorpsNetwork

Sample Social Message – Short
What role can Service & Conservation Corps play in today’s America? Join @TheCorpsNetwork *VIRTUALLY* March 15 – 18 for their 36th annual National Conference. #CorpsNewEra https://bit.ly/CorpsNewEra

Sample Social Message – Longer
Do you think our country needs a new version of the Civilian Conservation Corps? The U.S. currently has more than 130 nonprofit and state-operated Corps across all 50 states. Learn about these programs and explore the role they can play in building more resilient communities, a modern workforce, a more equitable society, and a brighter future at @TheCorpsNetwork 36th annual National Conference, taking place virtually March 15 – 18. #CorpsNewEra https://bit.ly/CorpsNewEra

Newsletter Language
The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, will host their 36th annual National Conference virtually from March 15 – 18, 2021. Join leaders and professionals from the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation for networking and conversations about the role of Corps programs in today’s America. Workshop proposals accepted through January 8. Registration opens in January. Learn more. #CorpsNewEra

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