Be a part of NACEDA's 10th Anniversary Summit & Celebration on September 12-14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Register for this dynamic peer-learning event for community development association professionals.

Keynote Speaker

Michael McAfee is NACEDA's 10th Anniversary Summit Keynote SpeakerNACEDA is delighted to announce that Dr. Michael McAfee, president of PolicyLink, will be the Keynote Speaker at our 10th Anniversary Summit & Celebration.

As PolicyLink President, Dr. McAfee oversees strategy development, the alignment of PolicyLink assets, and the achievement of policy wins that ensure all people in America have economic security, live in healthy communities of opportunity, and benefit from a just society.

Dr. McAfee joined PolicyLink in 2011 as the director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute. He has also served as senior community planning and development representative in the Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and director of community leadership for The Greater Kansas City Foundation and Affiliated Trusts. 

At the NACEDA Summit, you'll have the opportunity to engage with Dr. McAfee about strategies for building an equitable nation from the ground up.

Call for Presenters Update

NACEDA held a national Call for Presenters and received proposals for 77 sessions including hundreds of community development professionals and partners from around the country. The Summit Committee is in the process of selecting 21 breakout sessions. NACEDA will contact selected presenters by May 25th. 

Summit Location

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-561-7500

Reserve your discounted hotel room for $169 per night. The discounted rate ends on August 21 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Early Bird Rates

Full 3-day registration costs $300. 1-day registration costs $150. Early Bird rates apply through July 13.

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Sponsor the Summit

NACEDA's Annual Summit creates a stronger, more unified community development field. Each year, the event achieves these outcomes:

  • Showcases local community development solutions to poverty, disinvestment and inequality;
  • Facilitates peer-learning, sharing and relationship-building that builds thriving networks among NACEDA’s members;
  • Strengthens community development networks so that they can increase capacity of community development placemakers in their states and regions to advance prosperity;
  • Prepares community developers to develop health and arts partnerships that improve the health and vitality of low-income places.  

Support our thriving network by sponsoring the 10th Anniversary Summit & Celebration! View the [email protected] brochure.

Sponsorship Levels


NACEDA Summit Committee & Sponsors