Annual Conference


Times and session blocks are subject to change


Sunday, September 8
1:00–2:00 PMPre-Conference Sessions
2:00–2:30 PMConnection Activity
2:30-4:00 PMMember Groups and Topical Discussions
4:00-5:00 PMCSR Marketplace Opening
5:00-5:30 PMNewcomers’ Reception
5:30–7:00 PMKick-Off Reception

Day 1

Monday, September 9
7:30–8:30 AMBreakfast and Networking
8:30–8:45 AMOpening Remarks
8:45–9:30 AMOpening General Session 
9:30 – 10:00 AMExhibits and Refreshments
10:00 – 11:15 AMWorkshops
11:15 – 11:30 AMBreak
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMCareer Conversations 
12:15 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 1:50 PMMember Groups and Topical Discussions
1:50 – 2:05 PMBreak
2:05 – 3:05 PMLearning Labs 
3:05 – 3:35 PMExhibits and Refreshments 
3:35 – 4:20 PMSpark Sessions 
4:20 – 4:30 PMBreak
4:30 – 5:30 PMPlenary Session 
5:30 – 6:00 PMBreak
6:00 – 7:30 PMEvening Reception 
7:30 – 9:00 PMOptional Community Dinners 

Day 2

Tuesday, September 10
8:00 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast 
8:30 – 9:30 AMPlenary Session 
9:30 – 9:45 AMBreak
9:45 – 10:45 AMCSR Marketplace Live Sessions 
10:45 – 11:15 AMExhibits and Refreshments 
11:15 AM – 12:30 PMWorkshops
12:30 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 1:45 PMSpark Sessions 
1:45 – 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 – 3:00 PMClosing Plenary Session

Session Types

General Sessions

General Sessions are led by notable individual speakers on topics more broadly applicable to CSR professionals, such as key leadership skills, change management, crossfunctional collaboration, influence, and the connection between employees and civic engagement. These presentationstyle sessions are meant to challenge ways of thinking, drive inspiration, and provide best practices. 

Plenary Sessions

Plenary sessions will focus on one of ACCP’s content priority areas in a panel discussion featuring multiple viewpoints and approaches. Curated conversations will feature CSR practitioners from different industries, sizes of organizations, or stakeholder groups and will allow the opportunity for Q&A.  


Aligned with ACCP’s content priority areas, workshops are an opportunity for interactive participation by attendees through hands-on activities and engagement opportunities, such as creative brainstorming and problem-solving, assessments, small group discussions, or mini on-site projects. Attendees will leave workshop sessions feeling confident they know how to enact a new tool, make a plan for their organization, or evolve in their professional development. 

Learning Labs

Learning labs are designed as more formal presentations that take attendees on a deep dive through a real-world example or case study on program elements or recent CSR trends. These examples and case studies include honest depictions and insights into challenges and successes, program considerations, and best practices learned from experience. Learning Lab sessions will also provide attendees with suggestions and actionable takeaways for applying concepts to their work.  

Spark Sessions

Spark sessions will feature multiple case studies around a central topic to showcase various perspectives and approaches to the work. Three 12–15-minute spark ideas will be presented consecutively, each by different speakers and companies with time for Q&A. 

Spark Session Categories: 

  • Signature Programs that Align to the Business/Multilayered Partnerships/Collaborative Projects 
  • Employee Engagement Ideas (Unique Volunteerism Opportunities or Giving Campaigns, Use of Volunteer Councils/ERGs) 


Career conversations are interview-style sessions designed to delve into the various career journeys of CSR professionals. These conversations will discuss career paths, advice to those starting in their social impact careers, tips on developing professionally in this industry, and personal lessons learned from the field. Each career conversation will be moderated by someone newer in the field and will feature a mid– or senior-level professional from the same industry. 

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