NACF Summit - February 5-6, 2018, Mexico City, Mexico. Leaving No One Behind

Schedule Overview

Pre-Summit – Sunday, February 4, 2018

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

This opening reception at the Hotel Marquis Reforma hotel will welcome Summit participants to Mexico City and give people a chance to network while experiencing the best of Mexican food, art and entertainment.

Day 1 – Monday, February 5, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast and Registration Open

The breakfast features time for self-organized roundtable discussions.

9:30 – 11:00 am

Welcome and Opening Plenary #1

Leaving No One Behind: Achieving the global goals together

11:00 – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions A
  • Achieving global goals in rural communities: Needs and opportunities
  • Community foundations and their cities: Leading locally together
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Truly leaving no one behind
  • Migration, immigration, multiculturalism and nativism: Defining “we” in North America

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

The lunch features time for self-organized roundtable discussions.

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops B
  • Bottom-up approach: Strengthening all voices at the local level
  • Poverty: Overcoming systemic barriers in our communities
  • The role of philanthropy in protecting against climate change and natural disasters
  • Trade and jobs: New approaches to workforce development, locally and transnationally

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Plenary #2

Reducing inequality in North America: What will it take?

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Break

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner

Experience a view of Mexico City unlike any other atop the 51st floor ballroom of the Torre Mayor building, within a block’s walking distance from the Summit hotel. Dine in style at this extraordinary evening gala featuring world-class Mexican entertainment.

Day 2 – Tuesday, February 6, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast

The breakfast features time for self-organized roundtable discussions.

9:30 – 11:00 am

Plenary #3

Community philanthropy leadership and impact for the SDGs

11:00 – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions C
  • Learning from abroad to improve quality of life at home
  • Meaningfully engaging a new realm of donors for local action
  • New technology platforms to accelerate action on global goals
  • We can do more! Community foundations Influencing public policy

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

The lunch will feature time for self-organized roundtable discussions.

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops D
  • Community ties across borders: New approaches to mapping relationships and facilitating collaboration
  • Reconciliation and economic justice for Indigenous Peoples
  • Utilizing Impact Investment to Unleash Capital: Case Studies from the US, Mexico, and Canada
  • Vital Signs: A tool for mapping community foundation progress on the SDGs

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Closing Plenary #4

Multi-sectoral partnerships are key to sustainability

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Optional Free Time for Dinner

Post-Summit – Wednesday, February 7, 2018

8:00 – 5:00 pm

Optional Sightseeing Tours

See the sites of Mexico City and the surrounding area with these guided tours run by reliable Summit partner Turibus. Book online or at the Hotel Marquis Reforma hotel desk one hour before departure, and walk two blocks from the hotel to the pick-up site.

Take in the architecture of downtown Mexico City, check out the southside bohemian neighbourhoods, or enjoy a day-long trip to the historic pyramids of Teotihuacán. Tours can be booked via the Turibus website (all prices are listed in Mexican pesos).