2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference New Orleans
WHEN : April 11 – 13, 2018
WHERE : Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference
The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), produced by NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, is where nonprofit professionals gather together from around the world to learn, share, and connect.
Since the first event in the early 2000s, nonprofit techies (both “accidental” and intentional) have created a vibrant, supportive community and a safe place to ask questions, share expertise, and engage in professional development.
This April in New Orleans, the 18NTC promises to continue in that rich tradition. Working with our community, we’ve carefully created a program full of thought-provoking, useful sessions and exhibitors, dynamic keynotes, and plenty of opportunities to network, connect, and stretch your professional muscles.
Join us and see why so many nonprofit professionals say the NTC is the most important conference of the year!
This spring in New Orleans, gather together with more than 2,000 of your nonprofit colleagues, all using technology to serve their communities and make change.
With a wide array of useful, thought-provoking, relevant-to-your-interests sessions and numerous opportunities to connect and network, the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference is designed to help you reinvigorate your work and bring that renewed passion back to your community.
- Nearly 200 sessions on topics covering technology management, program and service delivery, fundraising and development, operations, and digital communications and marketing.
- A career center featuring résumé review, speed mentoring, and a professional photographer to spruce up your profile pic.
- Community events including Birds of a Feather lunch tables, Dine Around NOLA gatherings, the official NTEN after party, and other self-organized meetups.
Keynote Speaker: Luvvie Ajayi
NTEN is thrilled to welcome Luvvie Ajayi as our 18NTC keynote. A dynamic and humorous speaker known for her straight talk, Ajayi brings a wealth of nonprofit tech and digital strategy experience.
Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.
A fifteen-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a widely-respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures. In addition to her blog, Luvvie communicates to her worldwide fans and followers through her Facebook Watch show and podcast, Rants and Randomness, as well as through her social media platforms.
It was her blog that inspired Luvvie’s debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual, which was released in September 2016, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller’s list. It is a collection of essays that critiques our fame-obsessed, social media-centric lives, while encouraging us to do better. The book is the good, yet snarky, angel on your shoulder, in word form. I’M JUDGING YOU was recently re-released in hardcover with a bonus chapter and is currently being developed into a series for television.
The drive to leave the world better than she found it is the foundation of her work with The Red Pump Project. In 2009, she co-founded The Red Pump Project, a nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Red Pump’s work has earned them a Congressional Record from the U.S. House of Representatives and Resolutions by the Illinois State Senate as well as the City Council of Chicago. They’ve been featured on the Huffington Post, in EBONY Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, A&U Magazine, NBC and more.
Luvvie’s work as a culture critic and activist has brought her much acclaim. She was selected as a part of Oprah Winfrey’s inaugural Supersoul100 list in 2016, as someone who “elevates humanity.” She was voted as the Influencer of the Year at the 2016 Iris Awards and was chosen as a 2015 Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast. She is also a past winner of the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award for using her voice and humor for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice.
Luvvie was a former contributing editor and columnist for TheGrio, wrote Scandal recaps for Vulture, and has written for EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine. She has been featured by ESSENCE, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Sun-Times, Africa.com, AOL.com, Black Enterprise, The Root, BET and more.
A sought-after speaker, host and correspondent, Luvvie leverages her background in marketing, communications and new media to present on topics related to blogging, branding, nonprofits, activism and humor. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis, Gloria Steinem and Shonda Rhimes. The alum of the University of Illinois has also spoken on several notable stages in the U.S. and around the world. They include: The White House, TED Women, SXSW, Social Media Week (Nigeria, South Africa), U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince (Haiti) Techne Summit (Egypt), National Association of Black Journalists Conference, Nonprofit Technology Conference, SAG/AFTRA Broadcast Conference, among others.
Luvvie is also the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Awesomely Techie, a resource site for writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, small business owners and everyday people who want to use technology to make their work and personal lives more efficient.
Her love language is shoes. Her superpower is her side-eye.