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Big things are coming to the Big Easy in 2018 — and not just the city’s 300th anniversary! We’re talking the world’s biggest and baddest conference for professional fundraisers.

Meet us in New Orleans, the home of jazz and Mardi Gras, for three days of learning, connecting, and culture; with a side of gumbo, of course.

SPEAKERS

General Session Speakers

Opening Keynote Panel: Building Resilient Communities
Sunday, April 15 at 1:30 PM
A discussion about what it takes to build and foster
resilience with a special focus on New Orleans. Panelists to be announced!

Closing Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Tuesday, April 17 at 1:30 PM
Founder and Executive Director
of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
Learn More About Bryan

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

    Friday April 13
  • 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Pre-Conference Workshops*
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising (2-day workshop*)
  • CFRE Refresher (2-day workshop*)
  • Faculty Training Academy (2-day workshop* - Member Only)
  • (*Additional registration and fees required for pre-conference workshops.)
    Saturday April 14
  • 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Pre-Conference Workshops*
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising (2-day workshop*)
  • CFRE Refresher (2-day workshop*)
  • Faculty Training Academy (2-day workshop* - Member Only)
  • Donor Retention (1-day workshop*)
  • The Major Gift Challenge (1-day workshop*)
  • Story Telling (1-day workshop*)
  • Authentic Leadership (1-day workshop*)
  • How Talent Management (1-day workshop*)
  • 6:00-8:00pm - Conference Welcome Reception & Networking (open to all attendees)
  • (*Additional registration and fees required for pre-conference workshops.)
    Sunday April 15
  • 8:00-8:45am - First Timers Networking
  • 9:00-10:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 10:45am-12:00pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 11:30am-5:00pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 12:15-1:15pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Opening General Session
  • 3:00-3:45pm - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 4:00-5:15pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 6:00-7:30pm - Community Group Receptions
    Monday April 16
  • 8:00-9:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00am-5:00pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 9:15-10:00am - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 10:15-11:45am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:15-2:30pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00-4:15pm - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30-5:30pm - Marketplace Happy Hour
  • 6:00-9:00pm - Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
    Tuesday April 17
  • 8:00-9:15am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00am-3:00pm - Marketplace Hours
  • 9:15-10:00am - Coffee & Marketplace Time
  • 10:15-11:45am - Education Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00-1:15pm - Lunch & Marketplace Time
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Closing General Session
  • 4:30-6:30pm - Chapter Board Workshop
    Wednesday April 18
  • 8:00am-12:00pm - Chapter Board Workshop

LOCATION

The 2018 International Fundraising Conference will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Halls C & D, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Use the map below to explore the area and conference-approved hotels.

Click here to see special AFP hotel rates (must be booked through conference registration site).

MARKETPLACE

Why Exhibit at The International Fundraising Conference?

Build your future as a resource partner with the most visible, prestigious nonprofits! The International Fundraising Conference attracts approximately 4,000 of the profession's decision makers each year.

Supporting AFP gives your organization effective marketing power and valuable exposure. Fundraisers worldwide will recognize your organization, including thousands of development professionals outside the AFP membership. Together, we can support organizations making a difference in our world.

For more information on exhibiting at The International Fundraising Conference call (717) 430-2248 or click below. To get the member rate see the Business Membership Brochure and Application

REGISTRATION

Want to be a part of fundraising’s most influential conference of the year? You’ve come to the right place.

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers! Fully registered attendees who volunteer will receive a $40 AFP gift certificate. Please indicate your interest in being a volunteer during the registration process where noted. Review the Volunteer Opportunities page for full details.

Group Registration / Register As a Team and Save!

Register 5 people from your organization and the 6th registration is FREE! Every 6th person registered from your organization after the first 5 paid registrations may attend the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both at no cost. All team members must be registered by one person at the same time using our special group registration process for the conference, pre-conference workshops, or both. Please review the Registration Policies and Information page for additional terms and conditions.

Click here to start the group registration process.

Important Note for 2018 Speakers and Exhibitors

If you have been selected to present at the 2018 conference, or are an Exhibitor, please do NOT register using the options below. You should have received an email detailing your registration process as well as a login to either the Speaker Service Center or Exhibitor Service Center. If you have questions, please contact vmayo@afpnet.org.

Housing Notice

Experient is the Official Registration & Housing Provider for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Registration and/or Hotel Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates; however they may not be legitimate, not have the hotel rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation, to AFP or Experient.

Please select the best registration option below. Registration questions? Contact Customer Service at frp@experient-inc.com or 800.424.5249 (International: 847.996.5829). For membership questions, please contact mbrship@afpnet.org or 800.666.3863.

Become a member before you register for conference to get your special member benefit rate! To join, click here.

ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - MEMBER - $999
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - NONMEMBER - $1299
ADVANCED RATE (Ends Feb. 14) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799

REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - MEMBER - $1199
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - NONMEMBER - $1499
REGULAR RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799

ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - MEMBER - $1289
ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - $629
ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - COLLEGIATE MEMBER - $499
ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - SMALL NONPROFIT MEMBER - $649
ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - NONMEMBER - $1589
ONSITE RATE (Ends Apr. 12) - INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE - $799

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SPONSORS

AFP would like to acknowledge the following Sponsor for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference:

Presenting Sponsor:

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703-684-0410 | 800-666-3863 | Fax: 703-684-0540
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