Presenters and Session Details

2019 VAN Conference Keynote Speaker announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Amy Faulker, from The World is Fun will be joining us on Friday, September 27th as our Conference Keynote Speaker! 

Amy has been the primary behind-the-scenes instigator in a wave of change that has redefined volunteerism for thousands of Seattleites. With an extensive background in marketing and experiential events, Amy started The World is Fun in 2009  when she realized how much untouched potential there was for putting fun in volunteerism for the Seattle region. Ten years later, she’s grown the organization to over 19,000 volunteers and a volunteer staff of more than 90 that works in partnership with over 150 local nonprofits.

In addition to The World is Fun, Amy is the founder of GiLLY WAGON, an events production company that produces everything fun from large scale festivals to unique fundraising events. She has worked with companies large and small to create opportunities that spark excitement in people and make them see the world from a different perspective.

Amy is nationally recognized for her incredible work fostering community, sparking engagement, and volunteer management. She is the 2013 recipient of The Wendy Walters Truitt Volunteer Excellence Award and the 2016 Jefferson Award for her nonprofit work.

Amy is a mission evangelist, creative mastermind and organizational backbone. Her ability to think creatively and find solutions to motivate others is unparalleled.


Presenters and workshops coming soon! Interested in presenting a workshop at the conference? Contact us!

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