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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Ready. Set. Vegas! The world’s No. 1 fundraising conference returns in-person for 2022! Join us May 2-4, 2022, in Las Vegas. Registration is now open!



Thank you for joining us October 18-20 in Indianapolis for AFP LEAD 2021, AFP’s annual leadership conference.

AFP LEAD 2022 will be in Houston, Texas, October 13-15, 2022!

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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.


2022 - Las Vegas, May 2-4, 2022
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


2021 VIRTUAL: CE Tracker | Schedule
2020 VIRTUAL: CE Tracker | Schedule
2019 San Antonio: CE Tracker | Schedule
2018 New Orleans: CE Tracker | Schedule
2017 San Francisco: CE Tracker | Schedule
2016 Boston: CE Tracker | Schedule


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 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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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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