Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

H. Ryan Steele

Our entire conference committee is eager to welcome those of you joining us in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Association of Donor Relations Professionals 19th International Conference. After two successful years of virtual conferences, we joyfully and safely convene again in-person to meet new people, learn from fellow professionals and Soar to New Heights. 

As we began developing this year’s conference, we knew we had an opportunity to elevate. One area where we added a new conference element was with content delivery. We were inspired by the success and learnings of ADRP’s education committee with their newly created virtual workshops. Attendees shared rave reviews about their experiences across various topics. We recognized the opportunity to recreate this in-person, so this year, we are introducing workshop to the conference lineup.

You may be wondering, what’s the difference between a session and a workshop? Most notably is the duration of each, but beyond that is the type of interaction with which we hope you’ll experience. As we curated this experience, we wanted attendees to go beyond only hearing content and give them an opportunity to dive in and take an active approach to the learning.

Workshop presenters will not only share content, but then provide and facilitate opportunities for you to apply your newfound learning to your everyday work. Taking what you’ve learned, and while at the conference, begin practically applying that knowledge for the benefit of your work and the missions you serve.

We’re thrilled to bring you workshops ranging in topics from storytelling and career growth/planning to leadership and digital engagement. No matter the workshop you choose, you’re bound to come away with ideas and a plan to use them too!

Whether you’re excited about the new workshops, one of the other areas of the conference we’ve elevated or a tried a true conference tradition, we can’t wait to see you in Albuquerque!

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