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Poverty Conference 2018

About This Event

The Poverty Conference is a one day conference that highlights a nationally recognized keynote speaker whose work and expertise reflects issues of local community. The Poverty Conference brings community partners, educators, professionals and citizens together to create common conversation, strategies and vision regarding poverty. We hope to increase awareness and spur action among our community. Since the conference began, we have seen partnerships grow, development of new programs and services for our community and city wide initiatives to address homelessness. 

Keynote speaker Steve Pemberton: Steve Pemberton’s powerful story is about defying the seemingly insurmountable odds of the path of the unchosen. Orphaned into foster care, he is abandoned and betrayed by the very individuals entrusted with his care. Yet these challenges only fuel his desire to become what he never had and in so doing find success as a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened people leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker. 

Registration: Opens at 7:00 am (Belcher Lobby)
Welcome and Keynote Speaker: 8:00 am (Belcher Auditorium)
Break & Book Signing: 9:30-10 am
Community Spotlight: 10-10:50 am (Belcher Auditorium)
Education, Poverty and Diversity (Ruben Perez, aha! Process): 11am - noon (Belcher Auditorium)

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10am-5pm Monday-Friday.


  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00AM

Tickets on Sale:

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 at 10:00AM


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