EPIP 2018 National Conference

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The United States has entered a period of social and political unrest, where fear and organized hatred threaten to further polarize the nation; keeping marginalized communities on the fringes of society.  Yet, in spite of this, communities across the nation continue to organize and mobilize in a persistent effort to advance justice and counter hate. While the philanthropic sector strives to remain responsive to needs and advance equity through their investments and operations, present-day circumstances require us to re-examine how we lead and double down on our commitment to justice and long-term systemic change through our work.

Join us in Detroit, a city with a rich history of innovation and reinvention, to explore strategies to leverage resources in support of marginalized communities and movements for justice, learn new skills to deepen your philanthropic practice in more inclusive ways, and reimagine your leadership in preparation for the challenges that may lie on the road ahead.


Here are just a few of the things you can look forward to at this year’s conference:

  • Connections to a diverse, national community of early and mid-career changemakers working to build a more just and equitable society;
  • Targeted skill-building to help hone your individual and our collective leadership;
  • Powerful content drawing from Detroit’s rich local context and philanthropic leaders across the nation;
  • Restorative spaces for racial healing and engaging participant-driven group discussions;
  • ...and more!



Questions? Email us at conference@epip.org.

Hotel Information

All conference activities (other than learning tours) will take place at: 
Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226 

Please call the hotel directly at 313.442.1600 or connect via its online reservation website to make your room reservation. To guarantee the special group rate of $179 per night plus applicable taxes, you must make your reservation no later than July 9, 2018. After that time, higher rates will apply and rooms may not be available. Please identify yourself as an EPIP Conference attendee. 


Demonstrate Your Leadership. Volunteer Your Talent.  Join The EPIP 2018 Planning Committee!

The EPIP national conference is YOUR conference, and we are proud of the fact that our conferences are so heavily driven by our members. EPIP members who serve on our Conference Planning Committee have the opportunity to shape every major aspect of the conference while giving back to the EPIP community and gaining invaluable committee and event planning experience. Expected time commitment will range from two to three hours a week between March - June. 

CLICK HERE to apply for the committeeApplications are due Friday, February 16, 2018.

Questions? Email us at conference@epip.org.


Not an EPIP member? Join today to take advantage of this opportunity to shape this year's conference and other member benefits! Contact Biz Ghormley, Director of Operations and Member Services at biz@epip.org to learn more.