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The 2024 International Corporate Citizenship Conference

#BCConf24 Is Officially Open! Reserve Your Spot Today!

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We are beyond excited to bring you all—practitioners of CSR and ESG—back together for another enlightening and inspiring event. This year's conference theme is "One," which so perfectly captures the spirit of our field as well as the reason we gather, year after year—to make our one world better, more sustainable, and more equitable. Together we focus on the work and where it's headed. One represents unity, cohesion, shared purpose—nothing could be a truer description of our corporate citizenship community. But One can also be singular—one idea, one project, one step in a better direction. Big and small, these individual “ones” are the stuff worth sharing, unpacking, celebrating, learning how to replicate and scale. That’s what the International Corporate Citizenship Conference is all about. As a CSR professional, you belong here because you’re a part of the collective One. But make no mistake, it’s your individual efforts: your case study examples, your breakout session questions, your conference notebook full of notes on next steps… that drive this show and make it worth having. And that’s why you should meet us this year in Memphis.

So, what do you say?

#BCConf24 Is Officially Open!

Take advantage of early rates and the hotel room block, while it lasts! Register for the Conference Here

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE 2024 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP CONFERENCE

BREAKOUT SESSIONS There's valuable content for everyone at this event, whether your focus is DE&I, corporate giving, employee volunteers, sustainability, ESG reporting, or some other facet of corporate social responsibility.

AGENDA #BCConf24 is beginning to take shape. Click here to see how each day will unfold, when you can expect main stage events, breakout sessions, networking breaks, and more. Check back for more details as the event nears.

SPEAKERS Meet the business leaders and CSR subject matter experts who will share their stories on the main stage or as panelists in our many different breakout sessions and case studies. Maybe you'd like to volunteer to join them?

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Watch Some Sessions from Last Year's Event to See What You've Been Missing

Watch the 2023 Main Stage Sessions! Click the Company Names Below to Hear from Their CSR Leaders and Partners

TARGET  |  ALLSTATE  |  ALLY  |  FEDEX  |  GM  |  GRI  |  LOWE'S  

 

#BCConf24 Rates

NOTE: In addition to Early and Advance Rate discounts, we offer discounts to new BCCCC members (see chart above) and to teams of three or more that attend the Conference together ($100 off, per person, for any corporate team of three or more registrants). Team discounts and New Member discounts cannot be combined.
LODGING: You will need to book your hotel stay separately, using the #BCConf24 room block at The Peabody Memphis. Please note: the cutoff date for this room block is March 27, 2024.
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About the International Corporate Citizenship Conference

For nearly 40 years, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference (the Conference), hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC), has brought together hundreds of global CSR professionals looking to learn, share, and network among peers. Unlike other CSR events, the Conference does not admit vendors or nonprofits, as our goal is to focus solely on corporate social responsibility—with all its unique challenges, emerging best practices, and opportunities. You won't find more relevant, topical, actionable insights anywhere else.

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Read More about Last Year's International Corporate Citizenship Conference

Day One at #BCConf23 The biggest event in corporate citizenship began with an introduction from the CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Eelco van der Enden. This year’s conference theme, Rethinking Resilience, inspired discussions about the flexibility and agility required to attune organizations’ CSR strategies in a rapidly changing world.

Day Two at #BCConf23 Convening sponsor, Target, kicked off Day Two in Minneapolis. Target's session focused on its incredible Target Scholars program. CSR leaders and partners outlined the importance of co-creation in developing initiatives that actively support the specific needs of a community. The day continued with breakout sessions, workshops, and onsite volunteering.

Day Three at #BCConf23 After hearing from CSR leaders at GM and FedEx, and enjoying another day of breakout sessions and case studies, attendees heard from Valley Water CEO and sustainability and diversity advocate Rick Callender, who shared remarks on the intersection of racial justice and economics.

 

#BCConf24 | Conference FAQs

 

When and where is #BCConf24 happening?

The 2024 International Corporate Citizenship Conference will take place in Memphis, TN, at The Peabody Memphis, from April 28-30, 2024.

Who typically attends the International Corporate Citizenship Conference?

All attendees work in some facet of corporate social responsibility, whether it's community relations, corporate giving, DE&I, sustainability, health equity, corporate communications, employee volunteering/engagement, etc. Many attendees bring multiple team members from the same firm, as the Conference provides ample opportunity to network and learn; also different topics are available during the Breakout Session intervals. For a look at which companies requested an early registration alert, visit our Who Should Attend? page.

I am not an employee of a for-profit company. Can I register for #BCConf24?

It depends. The Conference is designed as a safe space for corporate CSR/ESG practitioners, which means it is not open to vendors, students, consultants, or nonprofit organizations (with the exception of some nonprofit healthcare organizations, credit unions, and consulting firms that have a dedicated corporate citizenship/sustainability department),
If you are attending as the internal CSR representative from a consulting firm or corporate citizenship vendor we ask you to abide by our non-solicitation policy: 

Non-solicitation policy

In order to promote collaboration and an open exchange of information to be enjoyed by all members, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship maintains a policy of non-solicitation. This means Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members, guests, and teaching fellows are not to be solicited for business from other Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members, guests, and teaching fellows.  No one is to introduce themselves for the sole purpose of selling their products or services. Participants may not contact other members online for the sole purpose of selling their products or services.  Members may not share member contact information with non-members. However, it is permissible for a member to discuss his/her services or provide additional information to a prospective client in response to an inquiry requesting such information.

If you have questions about your eligibility to attend the conference, please email ccc@bc.edu.

You can get a sense of past and current conference attendees by visiting the Attendees page.

Who is sponsoring the event?

FedEx is the convening sponsor of this year's event, and we are thrilled to meet them in their hometown. The Conference is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of many additional sponsors. Check back for a full #BCConf24 Sponsors page. If your company is interested in Conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact us here.

How do I register? What does it cost?

Use this link to register. Review the Conference rates here.
Please note: we offer discounted rates to companies sending three or more team members and to new members (companies that have joined BCCCC since 5/2/23). The team discount is $100 off, per person, on a team of three or more registrants from the same company. If your company is not yet a BCCCC member and you're considering a membership together with a Conference registration, we invite you to ask us about bundling these costs. Team discounts and New Member discounts cannot be combined. 

Is my hotel stay included?

No. You will need to book your hotel stay separately, using the #BCConf24 room block at The Peabody Memphis. Please note: the cutoff date for this room block is March 27, 2024.

Are meals included?

Yes, buffet meals will be provided according to this daily agenda. You will have an opportunity to note any dietary restrictions on the Registration page

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Any cancellation requests need to be emailed to registration@bc.edu. Conference registrants cancelling before 01/31/2024 will receive a full refund of registration fees paid. Any cancellations between 02/01/2024 and before 03/14/2024 will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. Confirmed registrants who cancel on or after 03/15/2024, or fail to attend, will be charged 100% of the registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Conference registrations are transferable to other associates within your organization or can be transferred toward a Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship certificate course(s).  You must register for that course(s) by May 31, 2024. There is a $100 fee for transfers after 03/15/2024.

What is the dress code?

Conference attendees typically dress in business casual attire. The average high/low for Memphis is April is 73/53 degrees. There will likely be some wellness and/or mindful movement sessions throughout the program, so if you are interested in opportunities for light exercise, pack accordingly. 

Don't see your question listed here?

Contact us at ccc@bc.edu.

#BCConf24 Is Officially Open!

Take advantage of early rates and the hotel room block, while it lasts! Register for the Conference Here

Watch the 2023 Main Stage Sessions! Click the Company Names Below to Hear from Their CSR Leaders and Partners

TARGET  |  ALLSTATE  |  ALLY  |  FEDEX  |  GM  |  GRI  |  LOWE'S  

 

WATCH: THE TARGET SESSION | Target Scholars, a Partnership to Advance Racial Equity:

How Can a Company Drive Philanthropy That Extends Beyond Financial Impact? 

 

 

WATCH: THE ALLSTATE SESSION | Embracing Sustainability in an Economic Downturn

 

 

WATCH: THE ALLY SESSION | Trust-Based Philanthropy from the Grantee Perspective

 

 

WATCH: THE FEDEX SESSION | An Intro to the Closing Keynote,  Featuring Rick Callender

 

 

WATCH: THE GRI SESSION | Creating Innovative Visions for a Sustainable Future

 

 

WATCH: THE GM SESSION | Cars and Community: How GM Continues its Social Impact Evolution

 

 

WATCH: THE LOWE'S SESSION | A Visit with Lowe's Hometowns