Leading Together Conference | Miami, Florida | April 29-May 1, 2019

Networking Events

#Leadingtogether2019 is the place to connect with leaders in philanthropy, government, and other sectors — and to create future opportunities for collaboration. While every minute at at the conference is an opportunity to network, these events are tailored for you to socialize and introduce you to new contacts. All of the networking events below are included with your Leading Together 2019 registration, but we do request that you indicate which events you plan to attend.


Monday, April 29

Welcome Reception - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Kick off the Conference in style, pool-side on the Americana Lawn at Loews Miami Hotel. During the reception, attendees can enjoy the ocean views and savor the tropical flavors Miami Beach has to offer. This offers a great opportunity for networking and peer-sharing.


Global Philanthropy Dinner - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Foundations working globally will gather for an evening of networking to kick off the 2019 Leading Together Conference. Over dinner, philanthropic leaders will discuss critical issues facing communities globally and the role foundations can play in driving social change. Speakers and topics reflect the diversity of American foundations working globally, across issues and geographies, and provide interested conference attendees an opportunity to consider how they can work more effectively around the world to achieve the audacious targets within the Sustainable Development Goals.

Note: Although there is no additional charge for this event, advance registration is required. Space is limited.


Tuesday, April 30

Networking Lunches - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join your peers to network over lunch and discuss critical trends facing philanthropy today. Additional programming to be confirmed. 

Community Foundations Lunch

Corporate Foundations Lunch

Private Foundations Lunch


Speed Networking - 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Looking for a way to quickly meet other professionals in the sector? Update your business cards, prep your elevator speech, and join us at our Speed Networking event. We will have a bar available in the room for a few minutes of cocktails. Participants will pair up and network with each other in short intervals for 25 rounds of two minutes.

First come, first serve availability.


Celebrating the Council on Foundations' 70th Anniversary - 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Council’s 70th birthday in true Miami beach style! Attendees will be immersed in the tropical essences and pulsing energy of South Beach, as we celebrate with the very best music, fine cuisine, and entertainment South Beach has to offer.