Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, NDBN’s ninth national conference is shifting to an online platform. This year's event will be held October 21 – 23, 2020.
The focus on poverty and basic needs offers the opportunity for members from the entire national network to come together, sharing demonstrated successes, attending training and recharging spirits and determination. This year's attendees will hear from nationally recognized keynote speakers, while also having space to meet programs similar to their own. The new format builds upon the quality and professionalism that attendees have come to expect from NDBN-led programs.
The 2020 conference program puts a distinct focus on each day:
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 21, will focus on period poverty and strategic planning to end period poverty in the U.S, including program development and best practices, new research, policy and advocacy efforts.
Day 2 – Thursday, October 22, will focus on anti-poverty work and the role that basic needs banks play in ensuring that individuals, children and families have access to the basic necessities they require to thrive and reach their full potential. Workshops will address governance and leadership, operations and logistics for basic needs banks, as well as fundraising and financial matters, and advocacy and outreach.
Day 3 – Friday, October 23, 2020, will examine issues specific to ending diaper need, with discussions ranging from diaper need assessment and establishing new programs, to measuring impact of diaper banks on the communities they serve and how to leverage greater support for addressing unmet diaper need.
We are excited about hosting a virtual conference and look forward to spending time with those of you who have attended past conferences as well as first-timers!
Date and Time
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM - Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 8:30 PM (GMT)