The LET US DREAM annual community conference was first conducted in 2017 at Louisiana Tech University. The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for professionals, scholars, researchers, and post-secondary students to share experiences, challenges, and achievements in their respective efforts towards community improvement. The 2017 conference was a great success, featuring prominent keynote speakers, three separate panel discussions–Education, Health and Social Service—and numerous organizational table presentations. Approximately 200 people attended the conference.

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. 

Conference Dates

21 October 2021, 10 AM to 4 PM

at Louisiana Tech’s University Hall.

Conference Chairs

Dr.Tiffany Bates

Conference Planning chair

Mrs.Ella Nimmers

Conference Co-chair

Mrs.Cathi Cox-Boniol

Conference Co-chair


10 a.m.      – Conference opening
10:15 a.m. – Opening keynote – Dr. Davy Norris
10:30 a.m. – Unsung Heroes awards
10:45 a.m. – Education panel
11:45 a.m.  – Short break
11:55 a.m.  – Musical interlude
12:00 p.m. – Health panel
1 p.m.         – Short break
1:10 p.m.    – Unsung Heroes awards
1:20 p.m.   – Social panel
2:20 p.m.  – Short break
2:30 p.m.  – Student session
3:30 p.m.  – Unsung Heroes awards
3:40 p.m.  – Conference closing
3:45 p.m.  – Closing keynote

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