HIP Conference 2019 Call for Sessions


HIP is accepting session ideas from its members and from NGen Líderes (current year and alums) from across the Americas for its 2019 Annual Conference taking place June 5-7 in Washington, DC. HIP wants our partners to have the transnational platform to highlight your work, innovation, and latest initiatives. Member foundations, individuals, organizations, and affinity groups are strongly encouraged to partner with one another to pool creativity and expertise and share responsibilities. Upon submission, HIP retains the right to ask organizations to partner on similar topics.



  • Submission Deadline – January 11, 2019

  • Notifications of Acceptance — February 2019

  • Schedule Announcement — March 2019

Next year’s conference, Nuestro Momento, Nuestro Poder/ The Time is Now, the Power is Ours will focus on how philanthropy is organizing, investing, and catalyzing change at this critical moment.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, philanthropic investment and/or philanthropy’s role in:

  • Forced migration and relocation across the Americas

  • Gender equity & racial equity as it pertains to Latinx communities

  • Civic participation in Latinx communities

  • Building wealth/disrupting traditional philanthropy

  • Health equity in Latinx communities

  • Investing in children and families

Priority will be given to session ideas that seek to lift up the work being done by grassroots organizations and in communities, those that bring forward-looking but actionable ideas for achieving change, and ideas for interactive sessions that get the audience involved and thinking differently.

The strongest proposals will reflect a diverse range of presenters encompassing but not limited to ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation and gender identification, economic circumstance, and disability.


Presenters and speakers are expected to cover your own expenses. If speakers only plan to attend the conference to present at their session, HIP will offer complimentary registration for their speaking day only.


Please emphasize to your non-foundation-affiliated presenters that HIP appreciates their willingness to share time, expertise, and knowledge with conference participants but requests that they refrain from soliciting business or contributions during sessions.

How to submit a proposal:

Please fill out this form by EOD Friday, January 11, 2019. Please reach out to justin@hiponline.org or stephanie@hiponline.org with any questions.