Register to Attend: Impact Fellowships Summit

Register to Attend: Impact Fellowships Summit

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Join us for the next Impact Fellowships Summit in the spring of 2020 in Washington, DC. The summit will feature the theme Diverse and Equitable Leadership for a Changing World.

Register to Attend the Impact Fellowships Summit

Don't miss your chance to register. Space is limited. We're envisioning 150 seats at the summit.

By registering for the Impact Fellowships Summit, you will gain two-day access to summit sessions, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and access to our professional networking reception.

Standard ticket: $600*

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Discounted ticket: $500* (for employees at small NGOs)

You are eligible for this discount if you work at an NGO that has fewer than 50 employees.

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*A $10 processing fee will be added at the PayPal checkout. Registration payments are nonrefundable; however, if you are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Please contact if you have questions or concerns.

Submit a Proposal for a Session

Do you have an idea for a session that you would like to organize for the IFS in 2020 that relates to the three technical tracks  

To submit an idea, click one of the buttons below and fill out the form that appears. We are accepting proposals from October 28, 2019, through January 3, 2020.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

Breakout Discussion

Icon of three panelists at a tablePick a topic that aligns with one or more of the three technical tracks and invite several professionals to share their unique perspective on that topic, followed by discussion with the audience. You can propose the other speakers and form the panel yourself, or we can help identify others who would be a good fit.

Propose a Breakout Discussion

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Icon of a rocket launchHave you developed a new method, tool, or curriculum you want to pilot? Have you customized or adapted a resource but need to test it with a small group of attendees first? Propose a launchpad idea aligned with one or more of the three technical tracks to get immediate feedback from participants.

Suggest an Activity

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Icon of three people at a table in a workshopHave you developed or are you currently using a tool or approach that has been very useful for you and your team? Share it with attendees via a hands-on workshop. The idea should align with one or more of the three technical tracks. You may lead the workshop yourself or organize it with others.

Submit a Workshop Idea

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Lightning Talk

Icon of a person at a podiumYou have 10 minutes to share a big idea with attendees. Maybe it's a question that you can't get out of your head, or an idea for how to change the face of fellowship programming that you would love to share with your peers.

Suggest a Lightning Talk

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Learning Lab and Marketplace

Icon of a market stallDo you have an innovative tool, technology, or service that can improve the management or impact of fellowship or leadership programs? We invite you to demonstrate how your product works, answer questions, and sell your product. Exhibiting at the Learning Lab, or securing a standing booth to exhibit for the duration of the summit, has pricing options that vary depending on whether you are attending the entire summit or just interested in exhibiting.

Apply for a Booth

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Community Building

Icon of two speech balloons that are talking to each otherPrevious attendees have told us that they want more time to interact with other attendees, identify synergies, and build connections. Do you have an idea for how IFS can facilitate community building at the summit? Submit a proposal to lead a community-building activity. It can last 5 minutes or up to an hour!

Propose an Activity

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Don’t see your ideal session format here? Suggest a different type of session »

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Technical Tracks

Connections Matter

Modeling what we seek to achieve in society by intentionally fostering diverse and inclusive community and networks

Sessions may include discussions focused on effective strategies and approaches for intentionally building and strengthening alumni communities and networks, connections, and collaboration between fellowship programs, and alumni connections to their communities that model the values-based and equitable interactions and opportunities we seek to achieve at all levels of society.

Where's Your Impact?

Understanding how differing geographic and sectoral approaches to fellowship programs contribute to lasting systemic change

Sessions may include discussions about:

  • lessons learned and strategies for determining how program aspects like the fellows' geography or fellowship locations, sectoral diversity, or fellowship identity affect the recruiting approaches used and the kinds of activities implemented,
  • the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities they undertake, and
  • the impact programs achieve in the short and long term.

Additionally, sessions may also focus on recruiting for diversity, employing best practices around inclusion for programs and fellows themselves, or how creating more diverse and equitable groups and programs is affecting outcomes or overall impact.

Answering the “So What?”

Adapting and modeling a learning mindset within programs for greater effectiveness and impact with a diverse range of stakeholders

Sessions may include discussions about:

  • effective developmental or traditional evaluation tools and approaches to better measure and learn from the short and long-term impact of fellowship programming,
  • how to proactively engage a multitude of stakeholders (including fellows, partners, and community leaders) in monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and create a culture of inclusive learning and evaluation with fellowship programs,
  • strategies for engaging broader communities in learning and adapting, and 
  • technologies to foster better learning outcomes for diverse fellows and integrate data-driven decision making into program management and content.