2017 Buddy Walk® Conference Schedule and Sessions
The 2017 Buddy Walk® Conference will again bring together Walk organizers from across the country to share ideas and best practices at this exclusive one-day meeting. The conference will run from 7:30am (registration) through 5:00pm. The schedule will be available shortly.
Buddy Walk® Conference Schedule
7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Vendor Marketplace Open
Stop by the “Idea Exchange” and check out materials from other Walks
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks / NDSS Updates / National Partner Overview
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Main Session - Led by Team Dylan of the Cincinnati Buddy Walk®
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Securing Sponsors for Your Buddy Walk®
Making the Most of Your Team Captains®
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
An Introduction to DonorDrive
Volunteer Management Tips and Tricks
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Powerful Voices: Engaging Self-Advocates & Members in Buddy Walk® Advocacy
Incorporating a 5K into your Buddy Walk®
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
DonorDrive Best Practices
Secrets of a Successful First Time Buddy Walk®
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Lightning Round: Social Media, Moving Locations, No Registration Fee, Getting High Schools Involved, Marketing, Entertainment and Activities
Buddy Walk® Conference Sessions
We are finalizing the program for the 2017 Buddy Walk® Conference. We are planning to hold sessions on Incorporating a 5K into your Buddy Walk®, Volunteer Management Tips and Tricks, Secrets of a Successful First Time Buddy Walk®, Making the Most of Your Team Captains, Finding and Keeping Buddy Walk® Sponsors, DonorDrive's Online Fundraising Best Practices, and Powerful Voices: Engaging Self-Advocates and Members in BuddyWalk® Advocacy.
If you have ideas for a session or are interested in being a presenter, please email Becky Switalski, Director of the National Buddy Walk® Program.