Conference in San Antonio Area

Accelerating Ideas into Action 2019

Funders, mark your calendars!

AFN’s Accelerating Ideas Into Action Conference takes place May 7-9, 2019 at the historic St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Developed by grantmakers for grantmakers, Accelerating Ideas Into Action explores, discusses, and shares funding approaches that helps bring greater economic security for our nation’s individuals, families and communities.

This Grantmaker Conference will highlight promising collaborative and investment strategies funders can implement to achieve their investment goals.

Schedule Overview

May 7th: Optional Pre-Conference: San Antonio Day
May 8th: Full Conference & Reception
May 9th Full Conference, Concludes by 2:30pm


Conference Theme and Topics

The 2019 conference theme is Expanding Common Ground: Investing in Economic Opportunities, Inclusion, and Equity.

  • Race & Equity, highlighting new research and data
  • Health/ Wealth
  • Women & Economic Security Across the Life Span
  • Employer and Workplace
  • Financial capability/financial health
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Two-Generation Strategies
  • Consumer debt (non-mortgage)
  • Small business strategies
  • Education and/or CSAs
  • Financial services and technology
  • Equity and Inclusion


Conference Pricing and Registration

Before March 8, 2019: Early Bird Rates

Early Bird: Full Conference
Member Rate: $550
Non- Member Rate: $750

Early Bird: Single Day
Member Rate: $425
Non- Member Rate: $625

Early Bird: San Antonio ½ Day Pre-Conference
Member Rate: $50
Non- Member Rate: $100


After March 8, 2019:

Full Conference
Member Rate: $700
Non- Member Rate: $900

Single Day
Member Rate: $575
Non- Member Rate: $775

San Antonio ½ Day Pre-Conference
Member Rate: $75
Non- Member Rate: $125

* Member Rate eligible attendees: AFN Members, North Texas & San Antonio Networks
** Members of Philanthropy Southwest who are not already AFN members are eligible for a special $100 discount; please see Philanthropy SW for eligibility.


Eligibility to Attend

Attendance at AFN conferences is open to current AFN members and affiliate members, as well as staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions and organizations eligible for AFN membership.

Invited speakers representing organizations eligible for AFN membership are welcome to participate in the full conference.

Invited speakers representing grant seeking organizations ineligible for AFN membership are invited to attend on the day of their scheduled remarks only.


Sponsorship: Annika Little,

General inquiries: Julie Morris,