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Conference on Philanthropy 2019: Responsive Philanthropy 

May 22 -24, 2019 | Washington Marriott at Metro Center | Washington, DC 

The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) invites you to share your expertise and experience with our community of philanthropic advisors at our Conference on Philanthropy 2019: Responsive Philanthropy. We are introducing an overall theme for this year’s conference to offer attendees the ability to draw connections, resulting in active engagement, and supporting lively discussions. Your content should complement the overall theme as described in the “theme description” below. Please complete the form below and include any necessary attachments to be considered for one of our breakout sessions on Responsive Philanthropy. We look forward to hearing from you! Our conference has a terrific history of dynamic and insightful content and we are excited to hear from you as we plan for the 2019 conference!

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The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, January 4, 2019.

Conference Speaker Information and Policies

In our lives. In our work. In our homes. In our world. Philanthropy brings us together as change agents. At AiP we recognize that you come to our conference to learn new ways of thinking and acting. To get inspired and propel your journey forward. We will spark new ideas. Create experiences, connections and expand your current philanthropic footprint. 

Join us as we come together and decide what each one of us can do today to advance the philanthropic conversation and to create a new way for ourselves, our coworkers, our families, our world. Get connected to the realities in your communities, open to new ideas, inclusive of divergent perspectives, and responding to an ever-changing world. We believe this conference will enable you to build and sustain a responsive platform that shares power, help others make informed decisions, and be a good steward a culture of humility and excellence.  

The Conference on Philanthropy draws approximately 200 AiP members and guests who are truly excited about our emphasis on philanthropy. Our diverse membership includes financial advisors, attorneys, insurance professionals, accountants, non-profit executives, and resource providers. AiP members are client-focused professionals who provide independent, unbiased advice to their clients/donors to enable them to connect their wealth to what they value through inspired giving to transform communities around the world. The global vision of AIP is to transform philanthropy through collaboration.

The Conference on Philanthropy is the hallmark event for AiP and is one of the main revenue generators for the organization. As such, it is important that attendees leave from the conference feeling like they have had a high quality, educational experience.


Education Content
Educational breakout sessions can range in audience size from 20-75. Larger keynote sessions drawing 150-200 attendees are also part of the conference and are selected by special invitation only. Submissions should be made with the expectation of a breakout educational session. You will be notified by the selection committee via special correspondence if you are selected for a keynote session. 

The selection committee is looking for educational sessions targeted to professional advisors (financial planners, attorneys, accountants, philanthropic consultants, etc.) who counsel their clients on philanthropy. Content should contain interactive, engaging, and dynamic instruction that will help in the education and execution of charitable best practices, legal and tax matters, philanthropic innovations and emerging trends in family and corporate philanthropy. Preferential selection will be given to the following:

  • Content is substantiated to have already been approved for CFP, PACE, IMCA continuing education credit or content that will meet the criteria for approval from those institutions.
  • Speakers that are AiP members and/or have the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation
  • A program that has specific, skill building, experiential content that can be implemented quickly and easily into each professionals existing practice work.
  • Material can range from introductory to expert level so long as the learning objectives are realistic when considering the level of complexity and scope of the course.

Selection Process
All proposals received on or before January 4, 2019 will be reviewed by the AiP Conference Planning Committee. Selection will be determined by the overall relationship to the conference theme Responsive Philanthropy, and the appropriateness/interest of topic, level of content, comprehensiveness of learning objectives and expertise of speaker. Focus will be in three key areas: Donor Centered content, Advanced Planning content, and Big Issues content, such as federal policies, tax reform, and other worldview issues. AiP reserves the right to make recommendations for revisions of content within proposals prior to acceptance. Participation as an educator, facilitator, presenter, or moderator/panelist is by invitation only after all proposals are reviewed. Selections will be made by January 31, 2019.

All presenters are granted a complimentary conference registration and one complimentary night's stay at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (speaker responsible for making their own reservation, one night billed directly to AiP). AiP is not able to offer a honorarium or cover any other travel expenses except for one night's hotel stay. 

In order to make sure AiP has time to put presentations through the continuing education approval process, selected presenters are required to submit the following by the required dates:

March 1 - Final bio, head shot, session description, and learning objectives are due.  Failure to submit this information in the appropriate time frame may result in removal from AiPs conference agenda. This material is necessary for AiP to get continuing education approval. 

May 10 - Presenters will provide any PowerPoint presentation and/or handouts.  These will also be uploaded to the conference app that will be made available to registered attendees prior to the conference.

Permission to Record, Reproduce and Distribute
By accepting the speaking engagement, presenters grant AiP a royalty-free license to record, reproduce and distribute their presentation (including all handouts and PowerPoint presentations) in any way in the future, with appropriate attribution. This license does not change the fact that the presenter retains copyright ownership of the presentation, and does not prohibit them from using their presentation in any way or from allowing others to use it.

AiP’s Non Commercial Policy
Conference on Philanthropy attendees are seeking valuable educational sessions and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. Conference sessions should only advance the educational process and may not be used for commercial sales pitches, self-promotion or unwarranted criticism of a competitor. Any advance materials submitted that are thought to be in violation of this policy will be returned to the speaker for the appropriate edits.

The deadline for submission was January 4, 2019. Please email with any questions.  

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