Best Networking Events and Conferences to Put on Your 2020 Calendar

Cassandra Bennett December 17, 2019 Employee Engagement

It’s crunch time. Time to end 2019 with a bang and make sure that you are fully prepared for 2020. And a huge part of our team’s 2020 preparation is deciding which industry events to attend! The problem is, there are a TON of events focused solely on employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. Which ones do we choose?

With the help of our peers, clients, and industry friends, we have narrowed down a handful of events sure to provide attendees with great presentations, thought-provoking discussions and plenty of downtime for networking.

So, if you are still outlining your 2020 planning and have not submitted your final budget plan, we invite you to consider these events.






March 8 – 11, 2020 |  Orlando, FL

Kick-off the year by investing four days with industry leaders and peers as you dive into insights and best practices sure to sharpen your professional skills in doing good. It is our experience that attendees leave ACCP fully charged and equipped to lead their company’s corporate citizenship programs to an even greater impact.


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May 18 – 20, 2020 |  Downtown NYC, NY

Hands down, one of our client’s favorite conferences, the CECP Summit, empowers corporate leaders to network and engage in discussion surrounding the company’s role in social good. In 2020, the Summit will explore how companies are driving solutions to society’s greatest challenges.


Social Innovation Summit


Social Innovation Summit

June 2 – 3, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Want to think outside the box? If so, the Social Innovation Summit is the place to be. They have not announced the 2020 speaker line-up yet but if past speakers such as Entrepreneur and NBA Team Owner, Mark Cuban, and Deena Shakir, Partner, Google Ventures, are any indication of the diversity of their speakers, then we are sure they will not disappoint. If social transformation piques your interest, you have to mark this on your calendar.





October 6 – 8, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Yes, this is our conference, but we believe bbcon will provide our clients and industry friends with a chance to be the change agents in corporate philanthropy and social good. In 2020, we are bringing together CSR and employee engagement professionals for peer-to-peer networking and innovative corporate philanthropy sessions presented by respected industry speakers on a MUCH bigger scale. Learn more and take advantage of our early-bird rates before the deadline on January 3rd.




From Day One

Various Cities and Dates

From Day One is not your typical one and done event. Think of them as a social good roadshow hitting up a city near you, focused on building business-diversity, responsibility, transparency-and flat out disrupting the social status quo. If you are looking for a local event that your whole team can attend, the From Day One events are worth exploring.


We hope that you will check out the events above. All provide a little something for every type of CSR and employee engagement professional, no matter where they are in their career or program. Of course, there are many other events worth attending. If you have a recommendation, we would love to hear it. Let us know by commenting below.