Next Monday, the 2009 National Conference will kick off at a time of unprecedented momentum for service and volunteering. To help more of you experience the excitement of the Conference, we are – for the first time ever – offering a live webcast of some of the proceedings.

The webcast will allow you to participate in two special events: the National Service Town Hall, and a forum on using social innovation to address critical national challenges. You will be able to watch the sessions and pose questions to the speakers. To register, just click on the links below. You can sign up for one or both sessions. This session is open to anyone, and we especially hope national servicegrantees participate.

We thank Symantech and the Motorola Foundation for making this webcast possible, and encourage all of you to join us.

National Service Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST (2:30 PM-4:30 PM Eastern)

We are at a unique moment in time and the momentum behind the national service and volunteering agenda has never been greater! This Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity for Corporation grantees, programs, and potential programs to learn the latest on the Serve America Act and United We Serve initiative, talk with our Board and senior staff, celebrate achievements, and recognize Spirit of Service award winners.


Click here for Town Hall

Service as a Solution: Social Innovation to Address Critical National Challenges

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern)

Current economic and social issues require a fresh look at the compact between the public and private sectors. Join government officials and social innovators to explore models of social innovation that have changed lives and the conditions that support social innovations. At every level of government there is increasingly a new compact necessary that taps the ingenuity and energy of citizens as partners in addressing the most pressing challenges. This forum will present innovative strategies that are solving public problems and consider how citizens can be engaged as partners with government.


  • Shannon Schuyler, US Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
  • Sarah Di Troia, Partner, New Profit Inc.
  • Steve Goldsmith, Vice Chair, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Ian Hardman, President, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
  • Michele Jolin, Senior Advisor for Social Innovation, Domestic Policy Council, The White House

Click here for Social Innovation Forum