U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs

Where: Holiday Inn at Disney Springs, 1805 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando FL

When: October 19 – 21, 2022

Registration: Sold Out

From Real Talk, To Real Impact. Now in its 11th year, NDBN’s U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs is an annual, national event dedicated to all aspects of ending diaper need and period poverty in the U.S. The conference brings together nonprofit leaders, advocates, researchers and other professionals working to address poverty and the role that basic needs banks play in ensuring that individuals, children and families have access to the basic necessities they require to thrive and reach their full potential.

The only event of its kind in the U.S., the Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs promotes idea sharing, increases awareness and subject expertise, and provides truly unique networking opportunities for basic needs bank leaders and professionals from academia and research, business, government, marketing and media, technology and nonprofit support.

The conference features more than 50 speakers and panelists who bring subject expertise, innovation, and inspiration to the more than 300 member organizations of NDBN and Alliance for Period Supplies. The three day event hosts keynote speakers and provides a platform for members themselves; expert lectures, including main plenaries and insightful panel discussions; contests and social events; a unique off-site evening dinner experience hosted by NDBN’s founding sponsor Huggies; member scholarships and advising for first-time attendees; and workshops on topics ranging from new tools and technologies to research-proven, practical tips for basic needs bank best practices, advocacy, and equity.

Sponsorship opportunities offer customized involvement before and during the conference, as well as Wednesday and Thursday evening. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact info@diaperbanknetwork.org.

Each Day of the Conference Offers a Distinct Focus:


Wednesday, October 19, 2022. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Issues related to ending period poverty and best practices for period supply banks

Thursday, October 20, 2022. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Issues related to poverty and basic needs, basic needs banks and their community impact

Friday, October 21, 2022. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Issues related to ending diaper need and best practices for diaper banks

Below is an up-to-date conference agenda. Conference attendees are encouraged to download the Whova app to keep apprised to the latest additions.


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Past Presentations

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