NTEN is excited to host its first hybrid conference in 2023!
This marks our first return to an in-person gathering since 2019, enhanced with everything we learned from hosting two virtual conferences.
Attendees can choose to experience the conference either in Denver or virtually. Some events like keynote sessions will be held simultaneously so everyone in Denver and virtual can attend together.
Sessions will be presented in three ways:
- Presented in Denver for those attendees only.
- Presented virtually for everyone to attend on their own devices.
- Presented either in Denver or virtually for everyone to attend. Denver attendees will gather in a room to participate as a group.
Submit a proposal
Deadline: September 30
How do we bring you incredible sessions year after year? The secret is you, our community!
Planning the Nonprofit Technology Conference is community-driven from the start. Our staff works with volunteer community advisory committees to shape the conference’s educational content, develop community programming, and make everything welcoming and inclusive.
Do you have an idea for a session? We'd love to read it! Need help brainstorming? We have suggestions!CREATE OR EDIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals (August 25–September 30)
We begin with a public call for session proposals. Anyone from the nonprofit technology community could submit a proposal during the submission period.
Community call (September 8)
Get answers to your questions about creating a proposal and the selection process in this captioned recording.
Community input (October 11–25)
Proposed sessions are reviewed and favorited by the community and the Session Advisory Committee.
Session selection (October 26–November 6)
Using the community input as our guideline, NTEN staff draft an agenda that includes various topics across the six category areas. If some sessions are very similar and have high community support, we may pick the most supported one or combine the sessions.
Review (November 7–11)
The Session Advisory Committee provides a final evaluation and identifies critical missing topics. NTEN staff will fill the gaps from session proposals or may reach out to potential speakers.
Session notifications (November 17)
NTEN notifies session proposers and publishes the final agenda as sessions are confirmed. If your session is not accepted, there may be other opportunities to participate in NTC, including joining a session panel. We will notify the community as these opportunities arise.
Proposals are accepted for the following categories:
Digital inclusion sessions address the inequities that are created or exacerbated by technology. These sessions may feature deep reflections on equity, and social justice, highlight programs or practices demonstrated to alleviate inequity, or share analysis of existing and proposed policy changes. Content will range from training for nonprofit staff to broadband access for k-12 students and campaigns to influence legislation and FCC policy.
These sessions help attendees learn about such topics as which fundraising technologies are working (and not working), how to evaluate and select fundraising tools and CRM systems, best practices in using and supporting fundraising tools and systems, or new ideas and trends.
These sessions are for staff and consultants who manage and support technology infrastructure. However, this is a resource-sharing track for all nonprofit techies, so participants are looking to share success stories and challenges, voice concerns, and glean wisdom from one another no matter how they arrived at their roles.
These sessions are for attendees both in leadership roles or aspiring to leadership roles within their organization. What role does technology play in our organizations? How can NTC attendees help their organizations reach that vision? What frameworks will help them make smart tech decisions and manage change? Participants in these sessions will have a chance to grapple with these questions and more.
Marketing & Communications
These sessions focus on ideas and examples to help spread the word about your work and build and strengthen relationships with your community. In these sessions, participants should have a chance to learn about successful (and failed) efforts to integrate new communications technologies and tactics while also receiving tangible guidance and inspiration for their own communications programs.
These sessions are designed for individuals on the front lines, serving their communities. Introduce them to some of today’s cutting-edge applications or methodologies — from location-based services to effective strategies for tracking and using data for organizational impact — and help them better understand how technology can increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
30 Minute Session 1–2 presenters
Like the “Sprint” session of past NTCs, these short sessions are distributed throughout the conference to provide attendees with energizing, fast-paced opportunities to learn from experts in focused topic areas. For example, do you have a hot take on meeting facilitation? A must-do list for project managers? Top tips for email conversion? Bring a tight, focused presentation with tangible takeaways.
60 Minute Session 2–4 presenters, at least one presenter must represent a nonprofit
Presenters determine the format and distribution of time. Presenters can collaborate on a single session experience or divide the time to highlight various perspectives and approaches. Think beyond the panel, engage your audience, and send folks off with new ways of approaching their work. Session proposers may submit a session and recruit co-presenters after session acceptance.
60 Minute Workshop 1–3 presenters
You have 60 minutes to help your colleagues kick off their most significant project of the year. What expertise can you share? Organize your proposal around a work product for the audience. It can be a strategy template, project plan, pitch, or another structured tool you provide the participants. This session should be built around the template so that the audience can “play along at home.” You’ll guide them in thinking through the big questions, and organizing principles that you know are the foundations for success when undertaking a project. Workshops will allow for increased engagement between presenters and the audience.
Opens: December 7
You can register to attend the conference either in Denver or virtually. Registration opens on December 7 for both experiences.
Each experience includes access to conference-wide events like the keynotes, facilitated networking, and lunchtime meetups. If you attend in Denver, you’ll also have access to the virtual sessions and their recordings after the conference ends.
December 7—January 15
$549 members / $849 non-members
January 16–March 9
$649 members / $949 non-members
Last minute pricing
March 10–April 11
$749 members / $1,049 non-members
December 7—January 15
$300 members / $600 non-members
January 16–March 9
$350 members / $650 non-members
Last minute pricing
March 10–April 11
$400 members / $700 non-members
There are discounted rooms at six hotels within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center, ranging from $209–245 per night. Reservations will open when conference registration opens on December 7.
Health and safety
As a community, we respect and protect one another. Therefore, Denver attendees are required to share proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination onsite. In addition, masks are required in the Colorado Convention Center.
NTEN is committed to producing a healthy and safe event, understanding there is no way to eliminate all risks. Therefore, attendees participate at their own risk. The virtual experience is simultaneous for those unable to attend in Denver.