2017 Summer Conference

The Goodwill Industries International Summer Conference is an opportunity for Goodwill® retail, marketing, information technology, finance, business services and resource development professionals to engage in networking and learning opportunities. During the conference, participants can earn up to 10 CPE credits in accounting and specialized knowledge fields of study. For detailed information, see the listing of CPE-eligible sessions in the program. We will also celebrate the 2016 performance achievements of our donated goods retail, sustainability, marketing and business services/commercial contracts colleagues at the annual awards event.

5 Great Reasons You Should Attend

1. Meet Experts and Influencers Face to Face
Research has shown that relationships forged in person tend to begin and remain strong, so by attending this conference, participants will have the opportunity to develop durable and long-lasting peer networks across the membership. 

2. Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
Participate in an issues management and crisis communication session to learn how to put the right tactics in place to manage crises that could otherwise consume your organization.

3. Learn New Concepts and Tactics
Participate in multiple Goodwill member-led sessions. What better way to learn new concepts than from your own peers? New this year are two operational leadership workshops that focus on strategy, culture, talent, data, and risk management.

4. Networking Opportunities
Join in our engaging networking opportunities this year, including Goodwill Fit, the Awards Reception, Member Marketplace LIVE and a tour of the Local Goodwill.

5. Invest In Yourself
You are worth it! There's always more to learn and new ways to develop. Attending this conference is not only an investment in yourself, but also an investment in your career and even your Goodwill organization. Need help gaining your supervisor's approval? Fill out this form to help guide the conversation.

Your Conference Experience

  • Participate in a pre-conference workshop to jump start your experience.
  • New this year are two operational leadership workshops focused on strategy, culture, talent, data, and risk management.
  • Tour Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to learn about their Goodwill Opportunity Campus.

  • Start each day with Goodwill Fit for a healthier you!

  • Experience the Member Marketplace LIVE with more than 100 companies who will showcase and demonstrate new products and services.


Member Marketplace LIVE

The Member Marketplace LIVE will take place in the Convention Center on Tuesday, August 1. We have a number of activities that you can enjoy all day!
1. Engage with vendors and other attendees to enhance your network!
2. Experience the "Knowledge Lounges" designed to engage attendees in small group discussions.
3. Participate in the hosted buyer program to maximize business. 
4. Enjoy an espresso or fresh juice bar!
5. Relax with a wine and cheese tasting, plus win prizes during the marketplace reception.

Thank You to Our 2017 GII Sponsors!

Innovation & Sustainability Wireless Communications

Fleet Management & Supply  Chain Management

Uniforms, Janitorial & Fire Protection

      Banking & Finance

HR Consulting 

Recruitment Management

Data Analytics Software

Data Analytics Software

Analytics Software Merchant Services

Gaylords & Recycling


Talent Management & Training

Fleet Management & Supply  Chain Management
Real Estate Development & Advice
Solar Energy Consulting 



     Salvage Operations

Risk Management HR & Risk Management Ecommerce

Car Donation Programs Recycling Equipment

Point of Sale Systems

Salvage Management