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FAQs | Corporate Citizenship Conference

IMPORTANT UPDATE

In response to the public health guidance issued by the city of San Francisco on Friday, March 6 2020, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship International Corporate Citizenship Conference is cancelled.

Though we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet with the hundreds of our conference attendees this year, we are committed to sharing, in the weeks and months to come, the knowledge and insights that our expert speakers and partners have prepared.

We send our support to all our partners and colleagues whose friends, colleagues, and loved ones are affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and thank our sponsors and speakers for their tireless efforts to create a best-in-class event and their understanding and support as the decision to cancel this conference has unfolded.

We will automatically roll conference registrations forward to our 2021 Conference, which will take place in Washington D.C. April 25-27, 2021.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss a different arrangement, please reach out to registration@bc.edu

Attendees must cancel their own hotel reservations and travel fares. We have been advised by the hotel that we cannot do this on your behalf. Please do this ASAP to avoid penalties.

We thank again our sponsors, partners, and colleagues for their dedicated work to create the resources and content that powers this event, and look forward to connecting with our network of more than 10,000 CSR practitioners.

Below are frequently asked questions about the International Corporate Citizenship Conference. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us ccc@bc.edu.

Is the 2020 International Corporate Citizenship Conference taking place?

In response to the public health guidance issued by the city of San Francisco on Friday, March 6 2020, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship International Corporate Citizenship Conference is cancelled. 

Though we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet with the hundreds of our conference attendees this year, we are committed to sharing, in the weeks and months to come, the knowledge and insights that our expert speakers and partners have prepared. 

I had registered for the 2020 conference. What happens to my registration?

We will automatically roll conference registrations forward to our 2021 conference, which will take place in Washington D.C. April 25-27, 2021.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss a different arrangement, please reach out to registration@bc.edu

Do I need to cancel my hotel reservations?

Attendees must cancel their own hotel reservations and travel fares.  We have been advised by the hotel that we cannot do this on your behalf. If you have booked a room at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, please cancel your reservation by calling (415) 771-1400 ASAP to avoid penalties.

What can I expect to get out of the 2021 conference?

Premiere networking: Connect with professionals from leading corporations from diverse industries and geographic regions. Exchange ideas, experiences, and challenges with a knowledgeable and committed network of corporate citizenship experts.

Valuable tools and frameworks: Through interactive sessions, participants will learn new methods and techniques to help build their capacity for developing integrated corporate citizenship strategies and programs.

Access to cutting edge research:

  • Learn about current education and research initiatives.
  • Collect the latest Center publications and research reports.
  • Connect with Center staff to access case studies, best practice learning, and presentations from both the Center and leading corporations.
  • Learn from your peers and share challenges in a more intimate setting throughout the conference.
Who should attend the 2021 conference?

Anyone working on the corporate citizenship or sustainability activities inside a corporation can attend the Conference. Our participant mix includes entry level to senior professionals, representing more than 400 corporations, traveling from more than two dozen countries. 

Please note that registration is open exclusively to corporate citizenship practitioners inside of companies. Nonprofit professionals, consultants, media, students, and academics are not typically a part of our participant mix unless they are a content partner. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend the conference, please email registration@bc.edu.

How can I contribute to the 2021 conference?

The Center depends on sponsorship to help sustain our efforts in providing you with the most compelling research and learning opportunities. If your organization would like to consider sponsoring this year's program, please contact ccc@bc.edu.

The best way to educate your organization on corporate citizenship is by attending the International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Invite members of your team, senior management, and those who need to know more about driving a corporate citizenship agenda. We offer team discounts for groups of three or more.

Can I get Boston College credit for attending the 2021 conference?

No. Participation in the International Corporate Citizenship Conference is not applicable toward completion of one of the Center's certificate programs.

Where is the 2021 conference being held?

The 2021 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will take place in Washington D.C. April 25-27, 2021.

What is the suggested attire for the 2021 conference?

The stated dress code is business casual; however, we encourage all attendees to dress as they feel comfortable. Hotel meeting spaces are often well air conditioned, so please dress appropriately.

Can I bring a guest to the dinner events?

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we are unable to allow non-conference attendees to attend the conference functions. 

How do I register for the 2021 conference?

We will notify you when registration for the 2021 conference is open, expected in the Fall of 2020.

As a reminder, registration is open exclusively to corporate citizenship practitioners and CSR professionals inside of companies. Nonprofit professionals, consultants, media and academics are not typically part of our participant mix unless they are a content partner. If you have questions about your eligibility to attend the conference or would like to request special consideration, please email registration@bc.edu.

Is my company a conference sponsor?

To find out if your organization is a conference sponsor, please visit our Conference Sponsor page where you will find a complete sponsor list in addition to information on how to become a sponsor for the 2021 conference.

What are the benefits of sponsoring the conference and how do I become a sponsor?

There are many benefits to becoming a sponsor for the 2020 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, including (but not limited to) promotional opportunities, targeted exposure, complimentary registrations, and a discount for all company registrations. The benefits received correspond directly to the level of sponsorship your company chooses. Please visit the Sponsorship page to learn more. 

I have a question that is not listed on this site, how do I contact the Center?

Feel free to contact ccc@bc.edu with any additional questions or concerns not addressed on this website.

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