About Embark

About Embark

October 27-29, 2015 – Miami, Florida

Embark. It’s the first action of an important journey. The moment when you decide to leave the past behind and venture into an uncharted future. This fall in Miami, join more than 1,000 forward-thinking leaders and professionals who are on a journey to radically improve the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

The Independent Sector national conference isn’t just a unique meeting of bright minds dedicated to the common good. It’s a rare opportunity where the outcomes can be truly transformative for the entire charitable sector. It’s where the best and brightest from nonprofits, foundations, and corporations of every size come together to collaborate, network, and learn about the emerging national and global trends that affect us all. And, it’s an immersive cultural experience, where the art blends with ideas and action to spark innovation and create a vision for a better future.

What to Expect

From the CEOs of the largest foundations, to staff of all sizes of nonprofits, to the emerging leaders of tomorrow, the conference is all inclusive. Dozens of sessions featuring more than 100 thought leaders will inspire new ideas, explore ways to achieve greater impact, and create opportunities for new collaborations that improve the lives of the people we serve. This year’s sessions are guided by six key trends shaping our sector:

  • Disruption from inequality and environmental degradation
  • Greater ethnic diversity and new generations of leadership
  • Technology transforming learning, gathering, and associations
  • Swarms of individuals connecting with institutions
  • Business becoming increasingly engaged in social and
    environmental issues
  • New models for social welfare and social change

Scenes from the Independent Sector national conference

Here’s an inside look at what makes the Independent Sector national conference unique: