CCIH is excited to host an in-person conference June 5-7, 2023 in Washington, DC. This is our first in-person conference since 2019, and we look forward to the fellowship and networking this gathering will bring. You’ll find more information, such as costs and details on our new conference location, the Catholic University of America, below.
Our theme is Hope in Health: Our Labor is Not in Vain, and our guiding verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58. For the last few years, healthcare workers often lost hope as they tirelessly worked to ensure the health of their patients, communities, friends and family. The pandemic, conflict, climate change, and unexpected disasters made healthcare more challenging than ever. Join us at the conference as we share how we have stood together in the work the Lord has given us.
The conference officially begins Monday, June 5 at 5:00 pm with the Opening Plenary session and concludes Wednesday, June 7 at 3:30 pm. We will have two pre-conference sessions (that require additional registration) on June 5 before the opening plenary, with a session on Monitoring and Evaluation in the morning; and a session on Communications and Fundraising in the afternoon. See below for more about the sessions, travel, lodging, and more.
Monday, June 5
9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Beyond Traditional Monitoring and Evaluation: Creating a Culture of Adaptive Learning within your Faith Based Organization
Faith-based organizations often have strong programs but monitoring and evaluation efforts tend to be based on project or donor requirements instead of an organizational learning framework. In contrast, projects that incorporate Adaptive Management and Learning systems use several key strategies to rapidly improve their programming. These strategies include use of qualitative monitoring information, packaging selected quantitative information in creative ways, and periodically bringing together both program and M&E staff to review this information and formulate actions to improve performance. This session will help individuals and organizations strengthen their capacity in adaptive management and learning. Sponsored by USAID's MOMENTUM County and Global Leadership and facilitated by the Knowledge Management Team.
Cost: $79 or $39 for Student or LMIC resident
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Stories that Win: How to Fundraise with Effective Storytelling
Do you think you can’t afford the time for communications and fundraising? You can’t afford not to. Reaching donors and supporters in a way that motivates them to act is vital to sustain and grow your work. So, how can you tell your story in a way that motivates donors? We’ll talk about the key pieces your organization needs to tell your story in an impactful and motivational way. You will walk away with practical skills that will help you motivate audiences to give, enabling you to focus on caring for people in need.
Cost: $79 or $39 for Student or LMIC resident
Conference Lodging and Venue
The Conference will be held at the newly renovated Catholic University Busch School of Business, Maloney Hall. See this Interactive Map of the university. The main plenary sessions will be held in Room 203 with breakout sessions in other rooms, also in Maloney Hall.
Lodging: If you choose to stay at the university, you will be assigned a single room in a residence hall suite with three to five other rooms, just a short walk from Maloney Hall. Each suite has a shared common space and shared bathroom. You can select lodging for one, two, or three days. The cost per night per person is $110.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included in the price of lodging. Breakfast and dinner will be served cafeteria style at the newly built Garvey Hall, located next to the residence halls.
*If you do not wish to stay in Catholic University dormitory housing, there are hotels in the surrounding area. You can find a list of many hotels near metro stops, including hotels that have special Catholic University Visitor rates, here.
Transportation, Directions and Parking
Airport: If you are flying to the conference there are three airports in the region. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 55 km / 34 miles from Catholic University and will likely have the most international flights. Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 12 km / 8 miles from Catholic University, but it may not serve as many international flights. Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is an additional option. BWI is 50 km / 31 miles from Catholic University. Please check distance from each airport to Catholic University in Washington, DC when making your flight selection. Catholic University is located at 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064.
Directions: Catholic University prepared these directions from the Union Station train station (including the metro/subway system) as well as the airports.
Metrorail: From Washington National or Dulles airport, you can take the Metrorail to Catholic University (this may take more than one hour depending on which airport you use). Catholic University is directly across from the Brookland/CUA stop on the Red Line of the Washington, DC Metrorail system. Once you reach Brookland/CUA Metro stop, exit and follow the signs for Catholic University. When you are on the street level, Maloney Hall is across the street, directly in front of you (although the entrance is on the other side of the building) and the Residence Halls is a short walk north along McCormack Road.
Other methods: You may also take a taxi or car service such as Uber or Lyft from the airport.
Parking: If you drive, guest parking is available at a daily rate of $10 per day. The closest parking lot is just north of Maloney Hall. See the lot called Pangborn lot marked in purple, and bordering John F. McCormack Road NE in the map here.
Please note full conference registration and daily registration rates include lunch.
Limited Scholarships for Speakers: CCIH is offering a limited amount of scholarships for accepted conference speakers, especially from LMIC contexts, to help with registration costs. Accepted speakers will receive a link to the scholarship application form.
For Individual Members: Please make sure your membership is up to date. If you are not sure, you can email membership (at) ccih.org to check. You may renew your membership during the registration process.
|Full Conference Registration||Regular (March 16 through April 15)||Late/Onsite (After April 15)|
|Student/ LMIC Resident||$180||$210|
|Student/ LMIC Resident||$90|
|Lodging, breakfast and dinner||$110 per night|
|Pre-conference Session (Regular)||$79|
|Pre-conference Session (Student/LMIC)||$39|
In-Person Format with Livestreamed Plenary Sessions
While the majority of the conference will be available in-person only, we will livestream the three plenary sessions over Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, please complete the In-Person Registration. If you plan to watch the livestreamed plenary sessions only, please complete the Virtual Registration.
We will provide simultaneous interpretation into French during the plenary sessions and select breakout sessions. If you need interpretation, you must bring a device, such as a laptop, tablet, or smart phone with Zoom capability to hear the interpretation. (We are considering offering Spanish interpretation based on expressed need.)
Public Health Precautions
CCIH is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will follow the advice of public health officials. We recommend attendees take precautions such as wearing a mask when traveling. Proof of vaccination is required for non-US Citizens traveling by air to the US. See more about this from the CDC
If you want more information or have questions that weren’t addressed here, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
CCIH Hope in Health Award
The CCIH Hope in Health Award recognizes a faith-based organization, team, or project that has made significant contributions to international health and to advancing Christian love in action. The award honors a team or project that has nurtured hope, adapted when things weren’t working, or persevered in the face of hardship. Nominations closed on February 28.