Kansas Conference on Poverty

Join us on July 18-20, 2018 at the 2018 Kansas Conference on Poverty

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka KS

The Kansas Conference on Poverty brings together direct service workers, agency/department management, agency Boards of Directors, volunteers and anti-poverty advocates from Kansas’ non-profit organizations, faith-based agencies and government offices. As such, we welcome a wide-variety of workshops – from ones that highlight anti-poverty services and programs to ones that help build agency capacity to ones that focus on advocacy and policy issues.

Since 2003, the conference has:

  • Brought together a distinguished line up of speakers;
  • Offered timely and informative workshops on state-of-art anti-poverty programs, agency capacity building and policy issues; and
  • Promoted connections among anti-poverty practitioners and advocates from across Kansas.

This year’s theme is Dare to be Civil. 

Effective action against poverty sometimes requires standing up to injustice and inequity, embracing new and innovative approaches, and committing time and effort. In short, those who address poverty must be daring. At the same time, we all share a sense that political and social discourse–including the conversation about poverty–has taken on a divisive and often angry tone.

In an environment of so much injustice and discord, the temptation to lash out is strong, meaning that it is more important than ever to Dare to Be Civil.  Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer with the National Institute on Civil Discourse will present the keynote address.

Register for the Kansas Conference on Poverty and reserve a room at the Capitol Plaza for the conference rate of $89/ night here.