Southeast Regional Conference

Tuesday, April 28 – Friday, May 1, 2020
Westin Poinsett Hotel
120 South Main Street, Greenville, SC  29601


The Southeast Regional Conference has served as the United Way premier regional learning opportunity for more than 60 years. Today it offers high-quality learning at an affordable price for United Way professionals with engaging workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and innovation stations for exploring successful practices. Come discover what the Modern United Way is all about, hear from some of our country’s top-notch keynote speakers and knowledge experts, visit innovation stations to learn about proven creative concepts and ideas, and still have time to network with your peers.

Conference reach:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and more.  Expected attendance 200+


  • Keynotes to inform, challenge and inspire.  Check out our guests!
  • Workshops with strong knowledge exchange, group conversation, and practical application tools/resources.
  • Innovation stations for exposure to proven practices and connection for follow-up after the conference.
  • Networking opportunities to catch up with your peers and hear about the great work they are leading in their community.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Note that while you can register, workshop titles, description, and leadership will not be available until February 1, 2020.  If you register now, you will be prompted at a later date to make your workshop selections.      

*Flex credits are approved.  Expenses are not reimbursed until conference attendance is confirmed (after May 1, 2020).  More details to follow.  Review flex credit policies and balance.

Early bird registration of $550 begins December 16, 2019 through March 15, 2020. 
After March 15, 2020 registration increases to $580.

Return often for updates and to view complete conference program.


We express our sincere thanks to FamilyWize for supporting the SERC as the Platinum level!

The SERC could not offer a great conference experience without the partnership of our sponsors/vendors.  They provide financial resources that allow the cost to remain low and to bring keynote speakers to the gathering for inspiration and challenge.  Registration is now open to our valued partners.


Call for Faculty is available December 2 and we need your knowledge and experience.  Workshop content priorities have been curated from survey responses, group dialogue between like-sized United Ways, and personal conversations to address learning needs.  The SERC will have a strong focus on the Modern United Way in order that the United Way network can shift how we work together, embrace a growth mindset, and more.  Together we will learn what the Modern United Ways means, explore critical success factors, and discover tools and resources available.  

Call for Faculty Deadline - Monday, December 30, 2019.


Conference Schedule - complete program content will be available February 2020 as faculty leadership is selected and learning experiences chosen.

Already secured are keynote speakers:


The Westin Poinsett Hotel will host the SERC.  Enjoy Greenville’s downtown with eateries, shops and Falls Park on the Reedy just steps away from the hotel. Free shuttle is available to the airport which is 14 miles away.

The Hotel is ready to receive room reservations and they can be made by calling 864-421-9700 and mentioning the United Way Southeast Regional Conference or online via HOTEL REGISTRATION LINK. 

There is a $7/day self-parking fee.  Three (3) days of parking have been built into your registration cost.  If you stay pre- or post- nights, you will be responsible for the parking fee.  And, if you use valet parking, you will be responsible for payment.  

The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, a AAA Four Diamond hotel is located in the heart of downtown.  Your exceptional stay in Greenville begins when you step into the sophisticated yet relaxing lobby where staff stands ready to assist. WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio is open seven days a week and includes Peloton bikes. Wake up refreshed after a night in a Westin Heavenly Bed® and prepare for the day in a bathroom with a marble vanity. All hotel rooms and suites feature classic style and 24-hour room service.

Book your group rate for United Way Southeast Regional Conference 2020 - The Westin Poinsett, Greenville for 179 USD per night