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Washington, D.C. 20006

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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.

2015 Annual Conference

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

ACDN 2015 Annual Conference

October 23 - 25, 2015

MotorCity Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


Hosted by Jackets for Jobs, Inc.


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. 


9:00am - 4:00pm: Annual Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Welcome Reception for all Conference Attendees at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Hosted by ACDN Board


7:30am: Registration and Breakfast

8:00am - 4:00pm: Conference Sessions

4:30pm - 9:00pm: Host Organization Reception at Jackets for Jobs (West-side location) followed by tour and appetizers at the Fisher Mansion.  


8:00am - 12:00pm: Breakfast & Sessions

12:30pm: Conference ends

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Board and Conference Committee Wrap-up



2015 Conference Speakers


Tonya Allen, President & CEO, Skillman Foundation

Tonya Allen, a serial “idea-preneur,” serves as the Foundation’s president & chief executive officer. Her two-decade long career has centered on pursuing, executing and investing in ideas that improve her hometown of Detroit and reduce the plight of underserved people, especially children. Allen has been instrumental in many successful philanthropic, government and community initiatives and has a comprehensive understanding of philanthropic governance and strategy.

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Bridget Hurd
Director of Community Responsibility at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Didi Capers
Senior Marketing Manager at The Detroit Lions & Ford Field