The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA) provides valuable networking opportunities for volunteer management professionals. The Annual Conference, held each summer, promotes innovative and dynamic thought by presenting quality professional development opportunities focusing on the future of volunteer administration, including the role of technology and its impact, and strategic approaches to issues facing our society.
The conference consists of fifteen to eighteen 75-minute breakout workshops and an opening plenary session. We welcome proposals from individual presenters as well as teams and panel presentation proposals. We ask that you focus on providing a great learning experience for the participants and refrain from promoting any products or services with which you may be affiliated. The general areas that workshops should relate to are:
The conference traditionally attracts a wide range of volunteer administration professionals representing the non-profit, governmental and private sectors in the metropolitan Chicago area. The experience level varies rom those early in their careers (1 to 5 year) to those at mid-point 5-10 years) to those more advanced (10-plus years).
Benefits to Presenters
ICOVA is an all-volunteer organization. Though we are unable to pay honorariums, workshop presenters are given the following benefits:
Submitting a Proposal
ICOVA will only accept online proposals. To submit a proposal click here.
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.