The Council on Foundations is hosting a mega philanthropy conference this spring that brings together three of its regular conferences (Community Foundation conference, family foundation conference, and its regular conference). The conference is May 4-7 in the Washington, DC area and a large focus of this conference will be next generation leadership. Emerging Practitioner in Philanthropy has been coordinating many of the planned programs including special salons with Foundation CEO's for emerging leaders, a whole track of programs, a reception, and a hosted Next Gen suite for more relaxed networking. Registration is now open, so bring the form to your boss and explain to them that an investment in your professional development is an investment in the future viability of the philanthropic field. But no pressure.