An update on 21NTC

The Nonprofit Technology Conference has long been our favorite time of year. For those who were in the community when NTEN started, it was the first program of the organization. For many, many others over the last 20 years, the NTC has been the start of their NTEN experience. It’s hard to imagine NTEN without the NTC and it was crushing to have to cancel 20NTC this spring.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is impossible to host the NTC in-person in Pittsburgh next March as we had all planned. Gathering 2,500 people in one room for three days would be illegal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contrary to government directives related to COVID-19. We are forced to cancel the in-person event as it was originally envisioned and instead will create a new and different virtual NTC.

We’ll still provide outstanding, community-created, community-driven educational content as you’ve come to expect from all NTEN events, especially the NTC. The in-person experience can never be replicated, but we are looking forward to working with you to discover all new and alternative ways to connect.

There will be much more to share in the coming weeks as we work with our board and this community to create a new alternative virtual event together.

Would you like to help shape the virtual 21NTC? Applications for our Session Advisory Committee and 21NTC Community Committee open August 28. And mark your calendars for November 1 when registration opens!

Amy Sample Ward
Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has also fueled her aspirations to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for all organizations. Amy inspires the NTEN team and partners around the world to believe in community-generated change. She believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively, and she’s interested in everything from digital equity to social innovation.