2010 Annual Conference
The Funders’ Network is pleased to convene our 11th annual conference in Pittsburgh, the comeback-kid of America’s older industrial cities and a model for foundation leadership and public/private partnerships that have catalyzed and sustained renewal in the environment, the economy, and its people—more than once. The Network is grateful to our local host foundation, The Heinz Endowments, for its leadership and support. Whether you come to this work through an economic, environmental, or social lens, funders have unprecedented opportunities to tackle today’s most urgent issues in partnership with each other and the public sector, due to leadership from the federal administration. At the same time, the worst recession in 50 years has left many foundations, including those focused on place, with reduced assets and many state and local governments with severe budget shortfalls and crises. As a result, many funders are thinking hard about their role and the role of government as we are all forced to make tough decisions about how best to invest in the places and issues we care about. Consequently, the 2010 conference will explore these promises and challenges simultaneously. The conference will offer a mixture of networking and active learning opportunities. Funders will explore promising practices and opportunities around government partnerships and capacity building related to smart growth, including transportation reform, community development, land conservation, job creation, and economic development, to name a few. High-level keynote presenters, in-depth breakout conversations, local food receptions, and mobile workshops will round-out the two-and-a-half day event. And whether the issues you face are chronic or acute, we will all learn something from Pittsburgh’s experience.
Who Should Attend?
If you want to learn more about how funding around growth and development issues increases the impact of your grantmaking and learn from a network of national and place-based funders and leading practitioners, then this conference is for you. Registration is open to staff, directors, trustees, and donors of grantmaking institutions. Each organizational member of the Funders’ Network is entitled to two complimentary registrations. This conference is not open to grantseekers, except by invitation.
Where is the 2010 Conference?
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
We have exceeded our capacity for a special rate at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. We recommend the following options for hotel rooms: The Funders’ Network has contracted for a small block of rooms at the nearby Pittsburgh Hilton to accommodate our overflow attendees at a special rate of $139.00/night + tax until that block has reached capacity or until March 15th, whichever comes first. Hilton Pittsburgh 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Tel: 1-412-391-4600 Please refer to code “FDN” when making your reservation If you are unable to make a reservation at the Hilton, we recommend these other nearby hotels: Omni William Penn, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Courtyard Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel. As of February 24, 2010, there are still a few rooms left at the Renaissance at the rate of $229 per night.
Conference Registration Rates (in US Dollars):
Members of the Funders' Network
Early bird rate (before Feb. 19, 2010): $425.00 per person After Feb. 19, 2010: $495.00 per person
Monday, March 22, 2010: $175.00 Tuesday, March 23, 2010: $250.00 Wednesday, March 24, 2010: $175.00
What’s Included with Registration?
- All content sessions, mobile workshops, receptions, and accompanying materials
- Special Federal Engagement Pre-Conference session (Monday, March 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon)
- Lunch and evening reception on Monday, March 22, 2010
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
- Breakfast and light lunch on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
2010 Annual Conference
United We Sustain
2010 Annual Conference March 22-24, Pittsburgh