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2018 Conference Date & Location

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April 25-27, 2018
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA 

2018 Conference Pricing

Conference Registration
*ACGA Members receive discounted registration price for all employees from their organization
  Early Bird
(on/before 3/1/18)
(after 3/1/18)
On Site
(after 4/18/18)
Full Conference
ACGA Members
Thursday Only
ACGA Members

Signup as a member to receive the discounted member registration for all of your employees.

2018 Conference Information


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Download a copy of the sponsor and exhibitor packet to view the 2018 opportunities.
Space is limited - reserve your opportunity early.


Conference Schedule, Speakers & Sessions

Download the latest copy of the conference promotional brochure to view the conference schedule and great speakers and sessions we have planned for the conference.  You can also downlaod a copy of our detailed program guide.


Conference Registration

Registration is now open. Anyone registering before October 1st at our early bird rate will automatically be entered in our early registration prize drawing.

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Housing Information

Our official conference hotel is the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 1400 6th Avenue.  To receive our great rates, you'll need to use our online housing reservation system.  View more information about the hotel.


What to do in Seattle

Not sure what there is to do in Seattle?  Check out all the great things Seattle has to offer. 

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Conference Articles

These articles contain information on the latest conference news and events including some of  our sessions and speakers.


Terry Simmons Scholarship Applications

The American Council on Gift Annuities has established an endowment fund to assist promising gift planners with their professional development. The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund provides scholarships to worthy individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the Conference on Gift Annuities.  The scholarship application process is now open.

Submit Your Application

Attending the 2018 Conference

A robust program awaits attendees to the 2018 conference which will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, April 25-27, 2018. 

ACGA Board Member and Washington-insider, Emil Kallina, will lead a symposium at the opening of the conference on the latest update on tax legislation and how it will impact our national philanthropic landscape.  Our keynote address will address how an organizational “big idea” was implemented when Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, challenged the Oregon Health Science University to raise $500 million in two years to earn a matching gift from him.  Pete Summerfeld will show us how OSHU’s  gift planning efforts were an integral part of this fund raising success, and Dr. Tomasz Beer will share how this fund raising success  is enabling great advances in the fight against cancer.  Conference tracks offer topics for those new to the planned giving profession, seasoned professionals, and business officers.

Registering early can help you save $100 on your registration fee, and as a member of the ACGA you will automatically save an additional $200 on each registration from your organization.  If you are not a current member of the ACGA and would like to save $200 on your conference registration, click here to join or renew your membership.

ACGA offers conference scholarships through The Terry L. Simmons Endowment Fund for individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the Conference without this assistance.  Applications are due by December 8, 2017. Applicants will be notified the week of January 8, 2018.  Click here to submit your application.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle this spring!

2018 Sponsors

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