About Us

The mission of the IMPACT Conference is to connect, educate, and mobilize college students, nonprofit professionals, and educators to strengthen their communities through service, action, and advocacy.

What is the IMPACT Conference?

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Building on the rich 32-year tradition of the COOL Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, be inspired and challenged to sustain our efforts.

Learn more about the history of the IMPACT Conference.

IMPACT 2017 will showcase a variety of workshops at all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) surrounding themes related to service, action, and advocacy.

Visit the workshops page to learn more.