United Way Western Regional Conference - United Ways of California

Join United Way leaders at the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference to be held at the M Resort Spa & Casino in Henderson, Nevada from August 6-9, 2024.

The United Way Western Regional Conference is designed to provide valuable learning and networking opportunities for United Way leaders. Participants can expect engaging sessions covering a spectrum of topics, including organizational development, fundraising, community impact, resource development, marketing, and more. We extend a warm welcome to all United Way board members, executives, staff members, volunteers, and partners from across the country.

Registration

Early bird registration for the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference will expire on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm PST. Rates will automatically increase to $675 after the early bird deadline.

Tickets

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Early Bird Registration
$ 600.00
Unlimited

Hotel Booking

Click here to book your hotel room(s) at the M Resort Spa Casino at the outstanding rate of $149 per night before taxes and resort fees. The hotel booking link will automatically expire on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm PST. Normal seasonal rates will apply after the deadline. Please make sure to register for the conference in addition to booking your hotel room(s), and note that hotel room availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

We are glad to share that complimentary shuttle service is available to and from Harry Reid International Airport, approximately 20 minutes away. Click here to book a shuttle reservation but note reservations are subject to availability and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Should any issues arise with your shuttle reservation, please call the M Resort bell desk at (702) 797-1000. Lyft and Uber services are also available.

Conference Schedule

The following is a preliminary schedule for the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference, and is subject to change. Keynote speakers and other plenary content will be updated as they are confirmed. A final agenda will be posted in late May 2024.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd TimeLocation
United Way Worldwide Pre-Conference Sessions1:00 pm2:15 pmMarche 1
United Way Worldwide Pre-Conference Sessions2:30 pm3:45 pmMarche 1
Welcome Reception5:00 pm7:00 pmMessina
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd TimeLocation
Buffet Breakfast8:15 am9:00 amMilan Ballroom
Welcome Remarks by Conference Co-chairs9:00 am9:15 amMilan Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Angela Williams (United Way Worldwide)9:15 am10:30 amMilan Ballroom
Morning Break10:30 am10:45 am
Learning Sessions10:45 am12:00 pmMarche & Modena
Buffet Lunch12:00 pm1:00 pmMilan Ballroom
Plenary Conversation1:00 pm2:15 pmMilan Ballroom
Afternoon Break2:15 pm2:30 pm
Learning Sessions2:30 pm3:45 pmMarche & Modena
Afternoon Break3:45 pm4:00 pm
Learning Sessions4:00 pm5:15 pmMarche & Modena
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd TimeLocation
Buffet Breakfast8:15 am9:00 amMilan Ballroom
Keynote Speaker9:00 am10:00 amMilan Ballroom
Panel Conversation10:00 am11:15 amMilan Ballroom
Morning Break11:15 am11:30 am
Learning Sessions11:30 am12:45 pmMarche & Modena
Plated Lunch12:45 pm1:45 pmMilan Ballroom
Keynote Speaker1:45 pm2:45 pmMilan Ballroom
Community Service Activity2:45 pm3:30 pmMilan Ballroom
Afternoon Break3:30 pm3:45 pm
Learning Sessions3:45 pm5:00 pmMarche & Modena
Friday, August 9, 2024
Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd TimeLocation
Continental Breakfast8:15 am9:00 amMilan Ballroom
Keynote Speaker9:00 am10:00 amMilan Ballroom
Book Signing10:00 am10:45 amMilan Ballroom
Learning Sessions10:30 am11:45 amMarche & Modena
Final Remarks and Raffle Prizes12:00 pm12:30 pmMilan Ballroom

Learning Session Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a learning session speaker for the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference! We greatly appreciate you being willing to share your knowledge and expertise with the United Way network. A learning session is a breakout session that will last 75 minutes in one of six breakout rooms we have reserved for the conference. There will be 30 learning sessions offered, and all sessions must focus on our common United Way work around community impact, resource development, equity, professional development, disaster preparedness, 211 adoption and more. In 2022, we received over 80 applications so this will be a highly competitive process, and final selections will be made by our planning committee.

Click here to submit an application for a learning session. The deadline to submit a learning session application is Friday, May 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST. No changes may be made after your application is submitted. Unfortunately, United Ways of California will not be able to offer any honorariums or speaker registration discounts for the 2024 United Way Western Regional, and no priorities will be given for hotel bookings. Hotel availability is on a first come, first serve basis for all registrants.

Our national planning committee will announce the final selection of learning sessions and their respective date and time slots by Friday, May 24, 2024. We kindly ask that before submitting an application that you verify final session language with any co-presenters (including spelling and grammar), confirm co-presenters’ availability to fully participate, and collect all speaker information including profile photos.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2024 United Way Western Regional conference as a sponsor! Click here to learn about available sponsorship opportunities and packages. Please note all sponsorships must be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST. This will greatly help us produce final collateral, including the production of a sponsorship wall, ahead of the conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is organizing the United Way Western Regional Conference?

The United Way Western Regional is being organized by United Ways of California and United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, the two United Way state associations in the West Coast. We have formed a national planning committee with United Way leaders and partners to help shape the vision of the conference. If you are interested in joining our planning committee, please contact events@unitedwaysca.org.

How was Las Vegas selected for the United Way Western Regional?

United Ways of California, in consultation with United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and our past conference co-chairs, conducted extensive market research in metropolitan areas throughout the West Coast to identify affordable event venues and convenient transportation options to and from a nearby airport. Some general goals are to identify room rates less than $200/night, locate an adequate event venue that is less than 20 minutes away from a major metropolitan airport, and mitigate the number of airline layovers. After receiving quotes from various venues, we concluded the M Resort Hotel Spa & Casino in Henderson, Nevada was the most ideal option to host the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference. Our past relationship with the M Resort, including their excellent customer service, and their ability to accommodate all of our conference needs were also determining factors.

What is the cancellation policy?

All registrations for the United Way Western Regional Conference are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend the conference, you may send another representative from your organization in your stead so long as the request is submitted by Friday, July 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST. No replacement requests will be honored after that deadline. For further questions regarding your registration or cancellation request, please contact events@unitedwaysca.org or call 877.355.8922 x2.

How often is the United Way Western Regional Conference?

The United Way Western Regional Conference takes place every two years, and we do our utmost not to schedule it the same year as a national United Way Conference.

What is the attire for the United Way Western Regional?

The attire for the conference is business casual. United Way branded attire is strongly encouraged!

For additional inquires about the 2024 United Way Western Regional Conference, please contact events@unitedwaysca.org.

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