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    Congress 2019 – Call for Proposals

    The call for speakers Congress 2019 is officially open!

    Conference Dates: November 25-27, 2019
    Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building – Toronto, ON, Canada
    Submission Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019


    We think you should submit. We think the fate of the world depends on it.

    Here’s where you’ll find the website and online application.

    (Is this your first speaker application? Have a look at our First-Timer’s Application Guide to learn how to craft a winning proposal.)


    Back to that bit about changing the world:

    In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth wrote that “a high level of performance is in fact an accretion of mundane acts.” That’s what Congress 2019 is all about – grit. The little decisions we make every day that shape the trajectory of our careers, lives and the world we work so hard to change for the better.

    This is one of those opportunities.


    Think of it as the commitment to the extra inch: those daily choices that make you a better fundraiser, one small, mundane act at a time – until, suddenly, the world has changed forever. Isn’t that why you got into this business?


    There’s no time to waste – our application window closes January 18, 2019.

    Let’s get after it.


    Matt Shaw

    Chair, Congress 2019

    Samantha Barr
    Chair, Congress 2019 Education Committee