The Corps Network will hold its 2018 National Conference Feb. 11–14 in Washington, D.C.

The annual gathering brings together national, state and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service and the environment. According to organizers, attendees include approximately 200 directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.

This year’s conference theme is “The Trail Ahead” and will examine innovation within the Corps movement, as well as new ways in which Corps can confront larger societal concerns. Attendees will hear how Service and Conservation Corps use technology and creative partnerships to better meet their Corps members’ needs; promote program efficiency; and expand work in such fields as resiliency, food security, marine conservation and infrastructure improvement.

The conference will also take up the issue of racism and creating equity in the Corps and conservation movements.

Fees for this event range up to $875.

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