Tickets are on sale for the ACF Virtual Annual Conference 2021 – the biggest trust and foundation sector event of the year.
Taking place across two short days with plenty of breaks, connect with hundreds of your peers from your office, sofa or kitchen table while being inspired and challenged by fresh thinking and new ideas.
Hear from inspiring speakers from trusts and foundations and beyond on an urgent and important theme, as we consider the role foundations and civil society has to play in addressing the inequalities made starker and more visible by the pandemic.
About the theme – Together: community, identity and belonging
As vaccination rates rise and Covid restrictions ease, we consider the role foundations and civil society can play in addressing the inequalities made starker and more visible by the pandemic.
In an era of division and declining trust, how do we build a shared sense of community, locally, nationally and internationally? How do we bring people together to create places and spaces where everyone belongs? How do we navigate issues of identity while not losing sight of what connects us?
This year’s conference will challenge all foundations to think deeply about the role that we can play in creating a more equitable future at home and abroad and in tackling the great societal, political and environmental challenges of our time.
Participants can look forward to a wide choice of member and Official Partner led workshops. Find out more about workshops or view the full conference programme.
Our diverse range of engaging speakers from the foundation sector will share their insights and perspectives with participants. Confirmed speakers include:
- Derek Bardowell, 10 Years Time and trustee of Thirty Percy
- Lori Bezahler, Hazen Foundation
- Sunder Katwala, British Future
- Veronika Mora, Hungarian Donors Forum
- Tessy Ojo CBE, The Diana Award and trustee of Comic Relief
- Moira Sinclair OBE, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
- Charles Keidan, Executive editor of Alliance magazine
- Fazilet Hadi, Disability Rights UK
The conference will be chaired and compèred by Kenny Imafidon, co-founder & Managing Director of ClearView Research, Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M), City Gateway and Spark Inside and trustee of BBC Children in Need.