Repair the World staff are pondering the many excellent conferences that relate to our work in 2012. Events addressing youth service, service learning, the Jewish community, Jewish education and other important spaces are all important in our work. We lie at the intersection of these worlds; one of RepairLab’s reasons for existing is to bring them closer together.
Below is our list so far. What would you add? Help us identify ALL the conferences and gatherings in 2012 relevant to our work!
North American Jewish Day School Conference, Jan. 15-17, 2012
The premier opportunity to learn, network, and engage with day school leaders from across the spectrum.
Leaders Assembly – Jewish Camping Foundation, March 11-13, 2012
New Brunswick, NJ
The biggest ideas and boldest solutions for the field of Jewish camp come from its leaders. The Leaders Assembly is a biennial two-day conference that brings together hundreds of professionals and lay leaders from the camping world, as well as funders and Jewish communal professionals, to address the opportunities and challenges facing the field of Jewish camp. This year, we are offering a can’t-miss day of skill-building workshops geared toward camp professionals and camp lay leaders.
Jewish funders network conference, March 19-21, 2012
Explore Israel’s vibrant philanthropic landscape: learn from experiences, site visits, and big-picture thinking in a unique environment with funders from around the Jewish world.
Join with more than 400 of your peers and forge new friendships that can deepen the quality and impact of your giving. In the heart of Israel’s business and and cultural center, this year’s annual conference is an extraordinary opportunity for funders from around the world to strengthen personal connections, build new partnerships, and do philanthropy better.
Tribefest, March 25-27, 2012
Las Vegas, NV
TribeFest is an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration that will draw over 1,500 Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) from across North America. TribeFest will reflect the vibrant setting of its host city, Las Vegas, offering meaningful, fun, and top-quality content. Through presentations by dynamic leaders in politics, entertainment, music, art, food, religion and other aspects of Jewish life, TribeFest will offer attendees many ways to connect to their own Judaism and how they see themselves as part of the community.
The National Youth Service Summit, March 30 – April 1, 2012
The National Youth Service Summit is unlike any conference you have ever seen. An entire weekend focused on youth and the impact they are having (and can have) in their community to change the world. The National Youth Service Summit is the largest conference designed for youth to participate, celebrate and congregate around their passion for service.
It is a weekend full of celebration (the biggest party you’ve ever seen celebrating student service), direct service (how about 1,000 students spanning an entire city), & leadership development (real hands on stuff that gets you ready to take your service to the next level). Mix in some prizes, celebrities and city-wide events, and you’ve got the National Youth Service Summit. What are you waiting for? Register today!
Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTEN), April 3-5, 2012
Our signature three-day gathering brings together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings, and resources, the 2012 NTC will help you put technology to work to further your cause.
The National Service Learning Conference, April 11-14, 2012
Originating in Minnesota in 1989, the National Service-Learning Conference is the largest gathering of youth and adults involved in the service-learning movement. Each year, it draws approximately 2,200 attendees from across the United States and around the globe.
During the two-day youthrive PeaceJam Leadership Conference, young leaders attend learning sessions around the Ten Global Calls to Action. Youth leaders, together with the featured Nobel Peace Prize Laureate discuss the Laureate’s selected theme. Conference participants spend several months leading up to the conference studying the life of the visiting Laureate and implementing a service-learning project around at least one of the Global Call to Action issues in their own community. They then present the service work they have done in their local area.
JCSA national event, June 5, 2012
The Network for Research in Jewish Education (JESNA), June 10-12, 2012
The 26th Annual Conference of the Network for Research in Jewish Education will take place.
For 25 years, the Network has been fostering communication and encouraging collaboration, and supporting emerging scholarly research. Through its annual conference, its Emerging Scholar Award, and the Journal of Jewish Education, the Network fosters a community dedicated to Jewish educational research.
National Conference on Volunteering and Service (Points of Light), June 18-20, 2012
A program of Points of Light Institute, this annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more.
As the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, all are invited to join us in Chicago. If you or your organization deals with volunteers in any capacity, this is an event you do not want to miss!
Lions of Judah, Sep. 10-12, 2012
New York, NY
Join the most powerful, dedicated and generous Jewish women in the world for a world-class conference. We’re lining up top-level speakers and planning informative sessions for you. And we’ll participate in the national day of service on September 11.
The General Assembly (JFNA), Nov. 11-14, 2012
There you have it. Some of these events don’t have updated descriptions for us to cut and paste, but we’re happy to update and add. Tell us what’s missing in the comments section.