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.


Lunch and Learn with Sponsors

Grab a lunch and learn more about our exhibitors. These 20-minute mini-sessions create a more immersive experience with the products and tools offered by our conference sponsors.

The Original FaceTime

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.


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 8th

Approved for Flex Credits

Sponsorship Opportunities

United Way Association of South Carolina and United Way of North Carolina want to thank those partners who help make this education and networking opportunity possible. 






To learn more about the benefits of sponsorships or to become a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page.

Schedule and Speakers

Download the updated Summit Schedule.

Click here for a detailed agenda that includes the session descriptions.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Bertice Berry
Dr. Bertice Berry

Dr. Bruce Pieper

About Kingston Resorts & Myrtle Beach

Kingston Resorts

The 2017 Southern States Summit will be at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Resorts, at 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572-5304

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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation with a refund will be permitted as follows: 100% refund through April 1, 50% until April 30. There will be no refunds as of May 1.