The LET US DREAM annual community conference at Binghamton University in New York was conducted on 11th October 2019. The conference had introduced different community service possibilities and intervention models among younger and older generations to promote their volunteerism. It also provided researchers and practitioners with a remarkable platform to share their knowledge and experiences for synergizing their efforts and enhancing community development. The keynote addresses, three separate panel discussions–Education, Health and Social Service—and numerous organizational table presentations had resulted in awareness building and communication around community initiatives, as well as spark ideas for future ways to collaborate across a range of partners.
Volunteers from the local community including business owners involved in voluntary community developmental projects, non-profit organizations, philanthropists, social workers, educators or educational administrators, retired personnel, students or anyone interested in contributing to their community development can be a part of the conference and engage in fruitful dialogues with visionaries through the conference.
“Empowered local communities for sustainable impact and improvement.”
The Let Us Dream Conference was established in 2017 for the purpose of providing a forum for sharing experiences with successes and challenges in community improvement organizations and efforts.
Broad conference goals are to:
I. Improve networking and collaboration among all those interested in community improvement organizations and programs;
II. Promote volunteerism and empower all those involved in community improvement organizations and initiatives, including employees, volunteers, post-secondary students, researchers, and practitioners;
III. Create a professional learning organization dedicated to improving local communities and characterized by a culture of shared researcher and practitioner knowledge, skills, theories, and best practices.