Planning is underway for the annual Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration. Be a part of it ! The Planning Committee meets monthly by conference call to brainstorm ideas and review program suggestions. The Planning Committee also has sub-committees that need members - Program, which solicits and reviews workshop proposals and maintains communication with speakers; Arrangements, which solicits donations and in-kind goods and handles "day of" activities - packets, registration, signs & volunteer assignments; and, Outreach, which develops and maintains ICOVAs digital footprint - web site, social media, and e-mail marketing. Interested ? Click on "Contact Us" and send a note or send an e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have fully reached capacity and registration as well the waiting list are both closed. Thank you for your interest. If you missed this year's conference we are sorry, but we hope to see you next year.
Riegistration for this year's conference was strong and we have reached capacity ! Sadly that means that registration is closed. Since as of this writing we are still two weeks away from the conference, it is possibile that there will be cancellations. For that reason we will have a waiting list. If you missed the opportunity to register and are interested in being placed on a waiting list please send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Whether you’re new to volunteer programming or a seasoned veteran there is always something for everyone at the Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA). Conducted In partnership with the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) and the Corporation for National and Community Service, ICOVA is intended to promote good volunteer engagement practices in Illinois. The day-long conference offers a general session and fifteen workshops exploring a variety of issues relevant to program and agency management The conference begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Registration which includes breakfast snacks, boxed lunch and conference materials is $25. The event is in a federal building, so in arriving allow enough to clear security and still make it on time for the 9:00 start.
Thank you to everyone who submtited workshop proposals. The Program Committee is currently reviewing them and will be back in touch with everyone who submitted one by June 14th. We expect to have the full conference program in place short.ly thereafter and are anticipating opening up registration the thrid week of June.
In the meantime, we are pleased to announce our Keynote Speake - Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO, Forefront (formerly known as the Donors Forum). Eric will address the conference at the Opening Session.
Remember to keep in mind that the conference is in a federal building and everyone entering needs to pass through security. Allow yourself enought time to clear secruity and make it on time for the 9:00 a.m. start.
The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) planning committee is accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for speakers at our August 15th event.
Our attendees represent various social service and public agencies that count on volunteer support to be able to achieve great things in their communities. The conference seeks to feature presentations and discussions on a broad number of topics including:
Proposals can be submitted online.. Please submit a picture and a bio with your proposal so that we have that information to post on our web site. Questions ? E-mail us - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are actively seeking Workshop Proposals for our August Conference. Submit a proposal online through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZBL2B2. We will be accepting proposal through May 18th and will notify presenters of their acceptance in eaerly June. Please submit a picture and a bio with your proposal so that we have that information to post on our web site. Questions ? E-mail us - email@example.com
As we draw close to the conference date, we're excited to let you know that we've hit our maximum capacity for the facility, but saddened to say that has caused us to close off registration.
To those who have registered, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. If you missed us this year, hope to see you in 2018 !
If you have any questions, just drop us a note through the Contact Us link.
Look for the Conference Registration to open in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, see the Conference information page for information about schedule and cost for the conference. The web site, with information about Sessions and Speakers will be live next week.
Serve Illinois and the Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) are seeking dynamic presenters for our conference to be held August 16, 2017 in downtown Chicago.
Our attendees represent various social service and public agencies that count on volunteer support to be able to achieve great things in their communities.
If you believe you have exciting new ideas that would benefit this discussion or know someone who would be a good presenter, please visit icova.info for further information.
Please note that workshop proposals will only be accepted online. Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for presentations is open now and closes April 18, 2017. In appreciation of your time and efforts, all lead presenters will receive free registration to the ICOVA Conference.
The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Metcalfe Federal Building located at 77 W. Jackson in Chicago.