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 - 7:30 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 - 9:30 p.m.

Looming Authoritarianism in Latin America and What It Means for the World

Democracy is in retreat worldwide, with scholars identifying more than two dozen countries that have reverted to authoritarianism in this century. Recent events in Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Venezuela signal that after 40 years of democratic growth, authoritarianism could be taking root in Latin and Central America. How do authoritarian inclinations affect human rights and progress towards just, peaceful and inclusive societies (Sustainable Development Goal 16)? How can philanthropic leaders from the US and around the world play a role in preventing further backsliding in the region and globally, while driving social change?

Join us for dinner with four renowned guests from international and national foundations, journalistic outlets and justice institutions in Latin America to discuss these critical, inter-connected issues of justice, safety and security, human rights and democracy. 

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 - 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 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.