Register for the 2004 COOL Conference

Posted by on December 19, 2003

~ Don?t miss the Celebration ~

The 20th Annual COOL Idealist National Conference:
Connect. Act. Change.
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
? March 12-14, 2004 ?
In partnership with Penn?s Civic House, the Center for Community Partnerships, PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development), and others

Three days of programming featuring:
? Outstanding speakers and opportunities to be inspired by the work of people across the nation and world
? Comprehensive programming connected to service, activism, politics, socially responsible careers, and social justice
? More than 150 student- and participant-led workshops on every topic from showcasing Penn?s ?academically-based service learning? to discussing youth voting
? Fun and networking, both personal and professional, with students, campus administrators, and nonprofit leaders from more than 300 institutions

Special features will include tracks addressing socially responsible careers, year of service programs, global equity and fair trade, activism, politics and voting, administrators, and drawing lessons from social movements.

Moreover, for seniors and would-be job seekers, the conference will offer unique networking opportunities with more than 50 outstanding national nonprofit organizations that participate as sponsors and exhibitors. Through the daily Opportunities Fair, participants can connect with internships, campus programs, volunteer opportunities, and learn more about the plethora of organizations that work with college campuses and their graduates.

Already committed sponsors include: American Humanics, Best Buddies, Bonner Foundation, Campus Compact, City Cares, Charitees, Jumpstart, Lions Club, National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, National School and Community Corps, NETWORK, Oxfam, Partnership for Public Service, PETA, Population Connection, Presbyterian Church ? Mission Service Recruitment, Resource Generation, and Teach for America. For interested organizations, for best rates, don?t miss the sponsorship opportunities; you can download the full details at

We?re aiming to convene 2,000 student leaders and staff from across the nation. Most attendees obtain financial support from their college or university to attend the conference and cover registration and travel fees. Registration costs are among the lowest for a conference of this magnitude, starting at $150 for students, $125 for year of service program members, and $275 for administrators, including most meals. Low cost housing (at $20/person) is also available to 200 attendees, while most participants stay in local hotels at special rates.

If this event ignites your passions to make a difference as a student, campus or nonprofit professional, don?t miss it.

For more information and registration details, click here to link to where you can read more and register.


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