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Registration is Now Open for the 2021 Virtual National Service Training Conference

Reserve Your Ticket by April 16

Join us for the first ever virtual National Service Training Conference from May 4-7, 2021.

Our theme this year is "Take Action and Persevere" – words that come from the AmeriCorps Pledge. Come together virtually with your fellow national service program colleagues, state service commission staff, AmeriCorps and volunteer management partners for an educational and inspiring virtual training opportunity you won't want to miss!

Registration for the virtual conference is $200 per attendee, unless you are affiliated with a partner commission. See below for details.

Register for NST. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a special conference swag bag, so register soon while supplies last and no later than April 16.

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Keynote Speakers

America's Service Commissions (ASC) is thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for the 2021 Virtual National Service Regional Training Conference:

2021 Opening Keynote Speaker: Ashley C. Ford

headshot of Ashley C. FordAshley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, will be published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. She was also the host of the first season of Audible's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).

Ashley is a proud AmeriCorps alum of the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scholar Program (M3C), an education award-only AmeriCorps program administered by Wisconsin Campus Compact which served 10 states, including Indiana. The program supported low-income and first-generation college students, and sought to develop a peer network that enabled these students to serve as agents of civic engagement to respond effectively to local community issues. Ashley served as an M3C AmeriCorps member from 2005-2006 as part of an after-school literacy tutoring site in Muncie, Indiana.

Join us for the conference kick-off on May 4th to hear Ashley's story.

2021 Keynote Speaker: Erica Dhawan

headshot of Erica DhawanErica is an internationally recognized authority on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers”, she is the author of two books, Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language.

In 2021, the world of business is increasingly digital and work practices have changed at a blistering rate. Erica shares innovative strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance and create authentic engagement to ensure competitiveness.

Rated #1 on the Top Women Keynote Speakers of 2020 and featured as one of the management thinkers most likely to shape the future of business, Erica frequently appears in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. Erica speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos and TED to companies such as Coca-Cola, Fedex, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, SAP, and Cisco.​

Join us on Thursday, May 6th to hear from Erica.

Conference Agenda

View and download the 2021 National Service Training Conference agenda on our NST websiteThe conference will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern each day. There is no pre-event sign-up for workshop attendance.


Registration for the virtual conference is $200 per attendee.
However, the following discount may apply:

  • $50 registration fee for Commission Staff, Commissioners, and AmeriCorps State programs of the following partner states:  
  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Contact your state service commission to receive your discount code, if applicable.

Please note: To register for the conference, you will first need to create a profile or log-in to your existing account on ASC's website. If you are a new user, enter your email under "New Users" to create an account. If you already have an ASC account but do not know your password, click "Forgot Password" and enter your work email address. You'll then be prompted to create/update your password in the system.

Download detailed log-in instructions.
Payments must be received by the date on the invoice and no later than May 17, 2021. Payments may be made by credit card or check. Download a completed W9 form for the Association of State Service Commissions here, if needed.

Registration cancellations may be made at any time; however, refunds will not be processed after April 16th. If you have not cancelled by April 16th, you are still responsible for your registration payment.

Registration is open until April 16th.
For more information, visit our NST website. If after reviewing all the information available you have questions, contact us.

 We look forward to seeing you May 4-7!


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