Virtual Main Stage - 2 p.m. Wednesday


The 2020 Points of Light Conference Online Experience opens with a dynamic discussion about the new Civic Century.  Follow the sequence of these four key topic areas beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. View the sessions here.

Disruption and Innovation in the Civic Century
2:00 p.m.

Civic life today takes on a different meaning than it did at the beginning of 2020. This year’s opening session – Disruption and Innovation in the Civic Century – draws across all disciplines, featuring leaders and everyday heroes and heroines who have stepped up for what they believe in to make the world a better place.Join us for inspiration and insights about how the sector is innovating in response to the disruptor of a lifetime, the global pandemic.

David Abney, Executive Chairman, UPS
Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light 
George A. Kalogridis, President, Segment Development and Enrichment, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Natalye Paquin, President & CEO, Points of Light 
Introductions by:
Braden Baker, Daily Point of Light Honoree #6681
Dr. Kimberly Clay, Daily Point of Light Honoree #6659
Melissa Khasbagan, Daily Point of Light Honoree #6655

Foresight for a Civic Century
2:30 p.m.

In a time of crisis, it is beneficial to plan for the long-term future rather than focusing solely on present-day action. Surprisingly, it is easier to look ten years ahead than it is to look just one or two years ahead. The present is full of noise and distractions. While we must respond to the urgencies of the present, we must also engage with the importance of the long view. To think future-back will help us see the Civic Century with clarity. 

Dr. Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow at Institute for the Future, author of Full-Spectrum Thinking and eleven other books

Moderated by: H. Art Taylor,President & Chief Executive Officer, BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Introduction by:  
Jeff Rocker, Daily Point of Light Honoree #6619

Stronger After the Strangeness: Innovating in a Post-Pandemic World
3:30 p.m.

Larry Keeley will provide a quick introduction to effective innovation in philanthropy, followed by a deeper dive into the methods that can help “reboot society” in safe, sane, systemic ways. Participants can count on getting both workable tools and powerful frameworks so that you can act more boldly and with confidence, even amid ambiguity.

Larry Keeley, Co-Founder of Doblin and Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP

Introduction by: 
Eleanor Ann Schoenbrun, Daily Point of Light Honoree #6361

A World of Weavers
4:30 p.m.

Our social fabric has become frayed by distrust, division, exclusion and a focus on hyper-individualism. Yet people in communities everywhere are showing a different way to live that is centered on deep connections and weaving inclusive communities. Hear from these "Weavers" and Daily Point of Light honorees who are quietly transforming culture and strengthening civic life. 

David Brooks, columnist and founder of the Aspen Institute's Weave: The Social Fabric Project
Gulshan Harjee, CMO & Co-Founder, Clarkston Community Health Center, Inc. Daily Point of Light Award Honoree #6367
Charles Perry, Director of Community Organizing for Chicago’s Westside Health Authority
Laura Beth “LB” Prevette, Director of Community Engagement, Forward Wilkes in NC

Conference Team

Organizer, Points of Light

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