National Conference on Volunteering and Service ’09: Participate from Home through Live Webcasts

Picture 17The 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) starts today!

Last night, Conference organizers announced that they’re offering the first-ever live webcast of a couple of the events this week so that people who can’t be in the room can still see what’s going on and pose questions to the speakers. Learn more & register by following the hyperlinked event titles below:

National Service Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 — 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PST (2:30 PM-4:30 PM Eastern)

Description: “We are at a unique moment in time and the momentum behind the national service and volunteering agenda has never been greater! This Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity for Corporation grantees, programs, and potential programs to learn the latest on the Serve America Act and United We Serve initiative, talk with our Board and senior staff, celebrate achievements, and recognize Spirit of Service award winners.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern)
Description: “Current economic and social issues require a fresh look at the compact between the public and private sectors. Join government officials and social innovators to explore models of social innovation that have changed lives and the conditions that support social innovations. At every level of government there is increasingly a new compact necessary that taps the ingenuity and energy of citizens as partners in addressing the most pressing challenges. This forum will present innovative strategies that are solving public problems and consider how citizens can be engaged as partners with government.”

For the opening session and other events this week, I’ll be blogging as will others. When I learn the specifics about who else is blogging and tweeting, I will let you know!

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