It’s time to mark your calendar for the AdNet Summit 2022, taking place September 15, 2022, in Chicago, IL.

WHERE? The summit will be hosted at the Sullivan Center Conference Center at 33 South State Street, 7th floor.

WHEN? The Summit will kick off with a welcome reception on Wednesday, 14 September and conclude on Thursday, 15 September afternoon

Registration fees
AdNet MembersUS$250
Non membersUS$300


Wednesday, September 14

5:30 – 7:00pm: Networking happy hour for Summit attendees (location TBD)

Thursday, September 15:

All-Day Summit at Sullivan Center, 33 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60602

8:00am – 8:30am: Arrive, check in and informal networking over coffee and light refreshments

8:30am – 8:45am: Welcome remarks and housekeeping

Morning Session: DEI-focused conversations
8:45 – 10:00: Identity/Affinity Funds: Where have we come, where are we going and what are we hoping to achieve? (Plenary, full group)

10:00 – 10:15: break and move to break-out rooms

10:15 – 11:30: Smaller group discussions on specific topics:
* Donor diversification
* Internal education/training
* Stand-alone funds focused on BIPOC community

11:30 – 11:40: group returns to main room

11:40 – 12:00: report out and sharing

Lunch Program:
12:00 – 12:15: break and collect boxed lunches

12:15 – 1:30: Plenary lunch discussion: “The impact of 1% Philanthropy on our Organizations and Communities” (potential invited guest: Marguerite Griffin, National Director of Philanthropic Services, Northern Trust)

1:30 – 2:00pm: AdNet Annual Meeting

Afternoon Session: What is keeping you up at night?
2:00 – 3:00pm: smaller group discussions on specific topics
* How to support and manage donors impacted by diminished mental capacity and/or ageing
* Private labeling DAFs for corporate partners: the good, the bad and the ugly
* Resource Development in A Changing Work Environment

3:00 – 3:10: switch rooms

3:10 – 4:10: smaller group discussions
* Gathering differently: is there a new normal?
* Databases and donor portals: has anyone figured this out?
* Professional advisor engagement: trends, successes, and challenges

4:10 – 4:15: return to main room

4:15 – 4:30: Closing

Hotel Information

Chicago has limited hotel availability downtown during the time of our Summit due to other city gatherings. We encourage you to reserve your accommodation at your earliest convenience downtown and in the surrounding area. River North, Streeterville and West Loop are good places to check first.

We thank our sponsors!

Thanks to The Giving Block for sponsoring the Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 14th.