2017 Southern States Summit

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United Way Association of South Carolina, in partnership with United Way of North Carolina, is pleased to host the 2017 United Way Southern States Summit at the Kingston Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. Formerly known as Southern Institute, the Southern States Summit is a biennial learning opportunity for United Ways of all sizes in the southern region. Join us for relevant learning sessions, meaningful networking opportunities, and inspiring keynote speakers.

Be sure to check back often for updates. 

We’re all inundated with technology these days, but good old fashioned face-to-face conversation continues to offer the most impactful experience. An opportunity to give and receive best practices, “The Original Facetime” will be filled with conversation and dialogue about what works and what does not. Plan to collect successful strategies and creative ideas that you can take home and put into practice. Gather vetted resources to support your work and share contact information for questions down the road. Watch for more information coming in March for how you can showcase your successes and also sign up to learn from others!

Important Dates & Pricing

  • 2017 Southern States Summit: May 30 - June 2, 2017

  • Registration - $425.00 - February 1st - April 1st

  • Late Registration - $500.00 - April 1st - May 1st

*Approved for Flex Credits

Sponsorship Opportunities

United Way Association of South Carolina and United Way of North Carolina invite you to partner with us in providing education and networking opportunities that will lead to stronger community leadership for solving the critical issues that local communities face. 

To learn more about the benefits of sponsorships and to register your sponsorship, please visit our Sponsorship page.


Click here to view the Learning Sessions at-a-glance.

*Subject to change

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 – DAY 1

12:00pm - 5:00pm: Registration 

3:00pm - 4:45pm: Opening General Session 

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Welcome Reception


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 – DAY 2

7:00am - 8:15am: Breakfast & Host City Welcome

8:30am - 10:00am: Morning General Session 

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10:15am - 11:45am: Learning Sessions I 

12:00pm - 1:15pm: Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Learning Sessions II 

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Break 

3:15pm - 4:45pm:The Original Facetime - Roundtable Discussions


THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 – DAY 3

7:00am - 8:15am: Breakfast

8:30am - 10:00am: Learning Sessions III

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10:15am - 11:45am: Learning Sessions IV

12:00pm - 3:00pm: Afternoon Plenary


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 – DAY 4

7:00am - 8:15am: Breakfast 

8:30am - 11:00am: Closing Session 

About Kingston Resorts & Myrtle Beach

Kingston Resorts

Conference attendees will enjoy a special rate on rooms at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Royale Palms Condominiums, located right on the oceanfront. Guests will enjoy all of the resort amenities available at Kingston Resorts, including shuttle service to the surrounding area, access to SPLASH! Waterpark and the hotel pool decks, access to the Sports & Health Club, and more. 

Click here to book your room at our special group rate!

Myrtle Beach

"Sixty miles of beautiful sandy beaches, first-class live entertainment, exciting attractions for everyone, endless shopping, exquisite dining, thrilling water sports plus so much more." Explore all that Myrtle Beach has to offer at visitmyrtlebeach.com.

General Inquiries

If you have any questions about the 2017 Southern States Summit, please contact natasha.jenkins@uwasc.org.