AL!VE National Conference 2026

Thank you for your interest in being the host site for the AL!VE National Conference in 2026. Your input is invaluable to us as we begin the planning process for this significant in-person event. Please take the time to answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Your detailed responses to these questions will help us in determining the feasibility and potential success of hosting the AL!VE National Conference in your area.  Additional information can be found at the AL!VE Local Host Partnership Proposal.

All associations and organizations that are committed to enhancing the profession of Volunteer Engagement are eligible to apply to be a host partner for the AL!VE National Conference.  The application will include:

  • Suggest Conference Dates: Propose three potential three-day periods for the conference in the first quarter of 2026, avoiding local holidays and days of national observance.
  • Interest in Hosting: Describe why your association(s) or organization(s) are eager to host the 2026 AL!VE National Conference. What drives your interest and what unique contributions can you make?
  • Venue Options: List the types of venues available in your area that can accommodate 300-400 attendees, focusing on cost efficiency, accessibility, and suitable facilities.
  • Potential Sponsors: Identify possible local sponsors who might be interested in supporting the conference, and discuss your connections to these entities.
  • Local Attractions: Detail attractions and group outing opportunities in your area that could enhance the experience for conference attendees.
  • Transportation and Lodging: Provide information about airports, lodging, and local transportation options to ensure accessibility and convenience for attendees.
  • Volunteer Commitment: Confirm whether your local association(s) can commit to providing at least five volunteers for the planning stages of the conference.
  • Volunteer Availability: Assess the feasibility of having 15 or more volunteers available on-site throughout the duration of the conference.


  • Applications accepted:  May 15 - July 15, 2024
  • Applications reviewed:  July 15 - August 1, 2024
  • Notification of site announcement to AL!VE Membership:  August 15, 2024