Annual Convention 2018

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NEW! Download the CAPCON18 Event App here or Program Book here.


About the Convention


The 2018 Annual Convention is being held in beautiful Denver, Colorado, from August 28 – August 31. Each year, hundreds of Community Action professionals attend the Partnership’s Annual Convention. Join us!


Please check out the registration fees below and register online as soon as possible. The deadline for online registration is August 21, 2018.


WAP Memorandum 040: Allowable Use of Training Funds for the  Partnership’s 2018 Annual Convention

The Department of Energy has issued a memo stating attendance at the Partnership’s  2018 Annual Convention is considered an allowable use of the training and technical assistance (T&TA) funds by Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) network organizations. Click here to access the memo.

Keynote Presenter Kathryn Edin

Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, working in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family life, and neighborhood contexts. A qualitative and mixed-method researcher, she has taken on key mysteries about the urban poor that have not been fully answered by quantitative work: How do single mothers possibly survive on welfare? Why don’t more go to work? Why do they end up as single mothers in the first place? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives?

How have the lives of the single mothers changed as a result of welfare reform? Edin has authored 8 books and some 80 journal articles. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women, men, and children.

Note: Kathryn Edin will be available for a book signing following her keynote address.


SPACE AVAILABLE – Crown Plaza Denver has rooms available at $199/night. Please call (303)573-1450 or click here to make a reservation.

ROOM BLOCK FULL – The Partnership’s sleeping room block at the Sheraton is now full. The below hotels are within walking distance.

Crown Plaza Denver
Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
Hyatt House Denver Downtown
The Brown Palace

This year’s Annual Convention will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. To make your reservation by phone, please dial 888-627-8405 and use CAPCON18 or 2018 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention to receive the Group Rate of $189/night plus tax. To reserve online click here.

What to expect at the 2018 Annual Convention
in Denver

Denver promises to be an exciting venue for this year’s Annual Convention. Please watch this quick video of Chief Executive Officer Denise Harlow and Communications & Branding Director Dyan Lee talking about presenters, sessions, mini-generals, keynote speakers, and fun activities that are planned. The Partnership spends considerable time and effort making sure the Annual Convention meets the needs of new and experienced Community Action professionals.


Register Today! Click here to register online or complete the PDF fillable registration form here.

To view registration fees and deadlines, click here.

To register for the pre-convention In Depth Training on OMB’S Uniform Guidance provided by Wipfli, click here.

Members receive a special discount for this Wipfli training. Please contact Partnership registration for the discount code.

Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise

Download the Exhibit, Advertisement, and Sponsorship Packet here.

You can register online or you can return the completed form from the packet by mail to the Partnership office (Community Action Partnership, Attn: 2018 Annual Convention Registration, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036) or via email to Partnership Registration.

Questions regarding exhibiting, advertising, or sponsorship? Contact Jovita Tolbert and Sranda Watkins.


The Convention is designed to provide Community Action professionals and board members the latest policy and programmatic updates as well as management and governance tools. Additionally, special focus will be given to the following: data integration, data analysis, leadership development, and developing policy and advocacy priorities.

This year, we’re offering nearly 100 workshops. Review the NEWLY RELEASED Program Book here.