Join Us in 2020
What to Expect
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico hard in 2017 and showed the world how some of the worst effects of our changing climate can impact vulnerable communities. Devastated but not destroyed, Puerto Rico and its vision of rebirth remain beautiful and inspirational. After the storm passed, the island’s recovery proved to be both a physical and emotional challenge that benefited from the warmth of its people, their strong and vibrant culture, and their unyielding resilience. While work still remains, the hurricane gave way to seeding a local foods movement seasoned with cultural pride and fostered a commitment to local renewable energy and sustainability practices.
For all these reasons, we couldn’t think of a more potent venue to host Confluence Philanthropy’s 10-Year Anniversary Practitioners Gathering, the theme of which is “THE DECISIVE DECADE.” As we look toward a climate-impacted future and the social, political, and financial challenges we face over this next decade, we must move beyond dialogue to tangible action. The 2020 Gathering will be pivotal.
For this special Gathering, we will host multiple opportunities for field trips and a track of outdoor sessions to indulge deeper strategic engagement. The Gathering will be organized in a retreat-style format to foster more connection and real outcomes.
“Vision 20/20: Reflect and Protect”
The Practitioners Institute, entitled “Vision 20/20: Reflect and Protect,” will launch our discussions in Puerto Rico by reflecting on our past decade together as impact investors and envisioning the era before us.
The event will be open only to Practitioner Members and invited guests. A portion of the agenda will be coordinated with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), who fortuitously will host a separate event that same week.
2020 Gathering Venue
El San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Flight from NYC to San Juan – approx 4 hours
Flight from SFO to San Juan – approx 10 to 12 hours