Forum for Volunteer Administrators 15th Annual Virtual Conference:
20/20 Creating a VISION for your Volunteer Program
November 5, 2020
Broadcast from
Education Service Center, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, Ohio

The FVA Annual Conference provides volunteer resource managers and those that work closely with them an opportunity to learn new professional skills, address the issues important to the volunteer administration field, and grow their professional network.

The virtual conference, 20/20 Creating a VISION for your Volunteer Program, will help volunteer managers adapt to change in this virtual world, create new tools for engagement and growth, and learn how to successfully manage additional responsibilities. This year's conference will focus on evolving your volunteer programs to meet today's unprecedented challenges, while setting personal and professional boundaries to prevent compassion fatigue and reduce stress. Join us for a day of online learning, networking and enhancing your capacity as a volunteer manager.

We’re now accepting proposals for the Forum for Volunteer Administrators (FVA) 15th Annual Conference! We are looking for individuals to facilitate workshops and to serve on panels during TWO 60-minute breakout sessions. Showcase your expertise, grow your network, and learn new skills – all at our Conference! 

In return for your participation, conference presenters and their organization will be named in web promotions and e-blasts. Each presenter will also be promoted with a write-up in the conference program and will receive a complimentary ticket to the virtual conference. 

As part of FVA’s sustainability initiative, we are not printing and providing workbooks or handouts. Handouts will be provided electronically prior to the conference. The conference team will share access with an online link after registration and leading up to the conference. 

Individuals interested in presenting at the FVA Annual Conference should submit their proposal at the link below.

Submit your proposal HERE! 

Applicants have the ability to save and return to their proposal through the online system.  However, if they prefer, applicants can download a word version of the proposal submission form. Only proposals received through the online form by September 21, 2020  will be considered. 

Important Dates
September 21, 2020 – Proposals due
October 12, 2020 – Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their proposal(s)
October 26, 2020 – Audio Visual presentations to be mailed to Laura Brindza, CVA [email protected] November 5, 2020 – Annual Volunteer Administration Conference Broadcast from Education Services Center, Independence, Ohio via ZOOM

Tentative Agenda
8:45 am                        Welcome
9:00-10:15 am              Keynote Session I
10:15-10:30 am            Break
10:30-11:30 am            Keynote Session II 
11:30 am-12:45 pm      Lunch Break, FVA Annual Update and 
                                     Presentation of the 2020 Volunteer Administrator of the Year Award
12:45-1:45 pm              Breakout Session I (60 minutes)
1:45-2:00 pm                Break
2:00-3:00 pm                Breakout Session II (60 minutes)
3:00-3:15 pm                Final Comments/Wrap Up

For the first time ever, the conference will be a Virtual event. Due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, we cannot predict with any certainty whether an in-person gathering of this type will be permissible or advisable as of the scheduled date of the event. In the event that we are unable or unwilling to conduct the event in-person due to health, safety, or other concerns, we will make arrangements for all attendees and speakers to participate in the conference remotely.

Registration cost for the conference is $50 for FVA members, $25 for students and retired professionals, and $70 for non-members. More details about the conference, sponsorship, and registration will be posted as they become available. 

Check back for session updates or register today!

If you have any questions, please contact Co-Chair Laura Brindza, CVA [email protected]