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The Arizona Summit on Civic Engagement and Volunteerism is an opportunity for volunteer and civic engagement leaders to inspire, energize and mobilize volunteer and civic engagement practitioners to further develop their skills and to better serve Arizona’s community needs through a collaborative effort.

2017 Summit Registration

Early Bird (until 9/15): Student $50; General $75

Regular (until 9/30): Student $75; General $100

Late (after 10/1): Student $100; General $125

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Featured workshop tracks include the third annual Volunteer Managers Academy, Service Enterprise Initiative, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning for Educators, Volunteer Management, and more! 

2017 Summit Workshops

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Dan Clark

"The Art of Significance" 

Dan Clark, Dan Clark & Associates

Dan Clark is Founder and CEO of an international high performance communication and leadership development company; a New York Times Best Selling Author; a Hall of Fame Professional Speaker; a University Professor; an Extreme Adventurer; and an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career. 

Dan has been inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, was recently named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers In The World, and in the last 30 years has spoken to millions of people.

Building a Better Arizona through Volunteerism

Arizona’s only statewide event dedicated to deepening, elevating, and supporting the state’s extensive networks of community volunteer and civic engagement leaders and programs, the Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement provides the opportunity for individuals and groups to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona’s community needs.

The Summit consists of two days of engaging plenary speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities designed to inspire, energize and mobilize civic engagement leaders of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

A dedicated committee of state-wide volunteer and civic engagement leaders work collaboratively to plan this annual statewide professional development and networking event, in conjunction with many local, state and national partners.

Last year, over 500 volunteer and community leaders attended the Summit, representing 42 communities and 170 organizations. The 70+ workshops sessions emphasized, skill-building, professional development opportunities and featured thought-provoking innovative exemplary programs and awareness-raising issue forums.

The Summit has awarded over $31,000 in grants to participants over the last five years. Allowing attendees the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned at the Summit and to create volunteer and civic engagement projects in their own communities.


The 2016 Summit was…

“A great way to connect everyone doing similar work, and strengthening my understanding of the service network in Arizona.”

“Eye-opening and inspiring.”

“Very informative - Great resources and networking opportunities.”

“A wonderful experience that gave me great new tools!"