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1775 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States

We’re a growing network of career development nonprofits that provide business attire for women and men seeking work, empowering them to economic independence.

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2016 Annual Conference

ACDN Annual Conference offers a wealth of training, inspiration, and community building for nonprofit leaders who empower women and men seeking jobs.

2016 ACDN National Conference

September 15 - 17, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Jefferson City

422 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101 /  Tel: 573-636-5101 


Hosted by Dreams to Reality


Thank you to our Quartz Level Sponsors:


Conference Overview

The annual conference is our premier professional development event, focused on sharing best practices and building program capacity to strengthen the effectiveness of your services and the sustainability of your organization. 



6:00pm - 8:00pm: Welcome Reception for all Conference Attendees at Sapphires Restaurant & Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton Jefferson City, Hosted by ACDN Board


8:00am: Registration and Breakfast (Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton Jefferson City)

8:30am - 4:30pm: Conference Sessions

12:00pm:  Keynote Luncheon

4:45pm - 8:30pm:   Appetizers and dinner at Missouri Capitol Building Rotunda followed by tour of of ACDN Conference Host organization, Dreams to Reality


8:00am: Breakfast

8:30am - 5:30pm:  Sessions (Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton Jefferson City)

12:00pm: Keynote Luncheon

5:30pm: Conference ends

5:30pm - 8:00pm:  Optional Evening Event & Group Dinner


2016 Conference Speakers 


Mary Kay Blakely, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Mary Kay Blakely is an associate professor of magazine journalism. She joined the faculty in 1997 and taught intermediate and advanced magazine writing as well as a graduate seminar, Literature of Journalism, before her retirement in 2014. A contributing editor to Ms. magazine since 1981 and former Hers columnist for The New York Times, she is the author of the critically acclaimed books, “Wake Me When It’s Over,” “American Mom” and “Red, White and Oh So Blue.” Her essays on social and political issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, LIFE, Vogue, Family Circle, Self, Parents, Newsday, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Lear’s, Glamour, Working Woman as well as other national publications. Blakely’s work has been collected in 14 writing anthologies and published in Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan.

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Diane Ludwig
CRFE, DBL Development Services


Jenny Bondurant
Founder, CatchPhrase Communications