2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference

Gold Sponsor

Mutual of America + MissouriCare

Silver Sponsors


2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference
"Becoming One Community Action"

Date: Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 6, 2017

Location: University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806

Join us at the 2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference on April 4-6! This year will include hands-on workshops, entertainment, an auction and entertainment, keynote speaker Mia Birdsong on the need for strong communities, and much more! You will have the chance to network with other Community Action members and nonprofit leaders, all while learning the latest best practices in the fight against poverty.


*Registration is now open!! The conference rates are as follows:

Full Conference •  $365 • Includes Awards luncheon
Pre-Conference sessions • Free Tuesday morning • No meals included
Wednesday Only • $169 • Includes Keynote luncheon
Awards Luncheon • $50 • Tuesday lunch

Please register using the link below by March 20, 2017. Please be sure to sign into your Missouri CAN account if you have already created one. 

Click here to reserve your Missouri CAN rate at the University Plaza Hotel by March 6.




Day 1: Tuesday, April 4

• Pre-conference sessions
• Awards Lunch
• Dinner, Auction and Entertainment

Day 2: Wednesday, April 5
• Keynote speaker Mia Birdsong, Ted Talk Speaker "The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn't True"
• Nonprofit and exhibitor networking reception
• Conference workshops on direct service work, nonprofit management, and communication

Day 3: Thursday, April 6
• Membership meeting
• Closing keynote

View our keynote speaker Mia Birdsong's Ted Talk: 


This year, you’ll have the opportunity to sponsor or exhibit at 1 Event, 2 Conferences. The theme for the 2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference is “Becoming One Community Action.” During our conference, there will be a one-day conference for Missouri nonprofit leaders named “Link Up – Linking Nonprofit Leaders for a Thriving Missouri.” Link Up includes a nonprofit and exhibitor networking reception.

To learn more about our sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, download the Sponsor/Exhibitor packet:

To sign up to be a sponsor or exhibitor, please register online: 


Missouri Community Action Agencies have the chance to nominate an outstanding community partner to be honored at the 2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference. Charles Braithwait Leadership Award nominations are open to the Network. For more details, download the application below. Deadline to submit nominations is February 3, 2017





Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) is the statewide association for Missouri's 19 nonprofit Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporter united to help people and change lives. Community Action provides localized, direct services to low-income Missourians in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.

Our Mission: To advocate for low-income families and to strengthen the Community Action Network

Our Vision: A state where all people and communities thrive.

Join us at the 2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference on April 4-6, 2017.
2014 William Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109 • (573) 634-2969