The 2018 Annual Convention is being held in beautiful Denver, Colorado, from August 28 – August 31. Please check out the registration fees below and register online as soon as possible. The deadline for online registration is August 21, 2018.

Each year, hundreds of Community Action professionals attend the Partnership’s Annual Convention. This year, we have more than 100-plus sessions. See the biography below for our keynote speaker, Kathyrn Edin.  Join us!

Keynote Speaker Kathyrn Edin's Biography

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.

Open to View Registration Fees

Convention Dates & Registration

August 28 – August 31, 2018

Register online  / Download the PDF Fillable Registration Form Here


Download the Preliminary Agenda Here (updated 4/25/18)

Awards and Scholarships Packet

Download the Awards and Scholarship Information and Forms here

Promotional Pieces

Annual Convention Logo
Save the Date Postcard Front and Back
Awards and Scholarships PPT Slide
Awards and Scholarship Forms

Exhibit, Advertisement, Sponsorship Packet

Download the Exhibit, Advertisement, and Sponsorship Packet Here


This year’s Annual Convention will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. To make your reservation by phone, please dial (303) 893-3333 and use the Event Code: CAPCON18 or Event Name: 2018 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention to receive the Group Rate of $189/night plus tax. To reserve online click here.

Explore Denver

Plan to make the most of your trip by learning more about the host city at Visit Denver.