U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs

Where: Chicago, IL +Virtual

When: October 23 – 25, 2024

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Now 13 years strong, the U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs, hosted annually by the National Diaper Bank Network and Alliance for Period Supplies, is 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, the U.S. 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 as well more than 300 grassroots leaders representing NDBN and Alliance for Period Supplies member basic needs banks throughout the country. The three day event includes keynote speakers and provides a platform for members themselves; expert lectures, including main plenaries and insightful panel discussions; contests and social events; a unique 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.

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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 [email protected]

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