Overview - EPIP Conference 2018

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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 [email protected].

Hotel Information

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

As of July 16, 2018, our conference hotel has SOLD OUT. We have identified a list of hotels nearby for those still in need of hotel accommodations. Click the hotel's name to be taken to their website:

Holiday Inn Express
1020 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Across the street from Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Aloft at The David Whitney
One Park Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Approximately 3 blocks from the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Crown Plaza Detroit Downtown
2 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Approximately 5-6 blocks from Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243
Approximately 4-5 blocks from Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
351 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Approximately 10 blocks from Westin Book Cadillac

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