Conferences & Events

AFP offers several conferences as part of its professional development programming, with most sessions are eligible for continuing education credit toward the CFRE and ACFRE credentials.

Every year AFP holds the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world — AFP ICON — plus other important events like AFP LEAD, not to mention a number of new, exciting virtual components to each. AFP conferences and events offer not just an opportunity to learn, but also to network, engage, share ideas, and connect with fundraisers from across the globe.

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AFP ICON is the World’s No. 1 Conference for Fundraising Professionals.

The next AFP ICON/AFP ICON VIRTUAL will be held virtually Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30, 2021. Get ready for three unforgettable days, together as one fundraising community.

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Selecting AFP ICON Education Sessions -- Explained!

To better understand the selection process for AFP ICON education sessions, watch this thorough video featuring AFP's CEO Mike Geiger and Vice President of Professional Development Kendall Joyner.


 June 28-30, 2021 - Virtual
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2022 - Las Vegas, May 2-4, 2022
Submit Your AFP ICON 2022 Session Proposal

2023 - New Orleans, April 16-18, 2023
2024 - Toronto, April 7-9, 2024
2025 - Seattle, April 27-29, 2025
2026 – San Diego, April 26-28, 2026
2027 - Baltimore, April 11-13, 2027


2020 VIRTUAL: CE Tracker | Schedule | Handouts 
2019 San Antonio: CE Tracker | Schedule | Handouts 
2018 New Orleans: CE Tracker | Schedule | Handouts 
2017 San Francisco: CE Tracker | Schedule | Handouts
2016 Boston: CE Tracker | Schedule | Handouts

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AFP ICON Summer Sessions

AFP ICON Summer Sessions provides 3 days of AFP ICON’s top-tier quality content in a virtual format, taking special consideration of the current landscape to help you get back on track and make a bigger impact with your fundraising.

Thanks to everyone who joined us August 4-6 for the latest tips and tricks, engaging and constructive conversation, presented by some of the best and brightest minds in fundraising.


AFP Deep Dives

AFP is proud to bring you AFP Deep Dives—virtual sessions modeled after AFP ICON pre-conference workshops. Presented by some of the brightest minds in fundraising, these Deep Dives will take an in-depth look at relevant and important fundraising topics.

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AFP LEAD (formerly the AFP Leadership Academy), held each fall, is focused on leadership development for fundraising professionals.

The next AFP LEAD will be Fall 2021. Details will be announced in Spring 2021.

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Hemispheric Congreso

AFP partners with the Junta de Asistencia Privada and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico to offer the Hemispheric Congreso every few years for individuals and organizations focused on developing fundraising capacity in Latin America. The 10th Hemispheric Congreso was to take place in June 2020, but has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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AFP Chapter Conferences

Many AFP chapters offer their own conferences at various times around the year.  Please consult the Upcoming Events page or individual chapter websites for details. 

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