6 Tech-Focused Nonprofit Conferences You Can't Miss in 2020

February 3, 2020  |  Richard Gabrintina

It’s a new year, new you, and there’ll be new best technology practices to look forward to (be sure to check out our 2020 Nonprofit Digital Trends Guide if you haven’t already). If you’re a nonprofit professional, at any level, attending conferences is an excellent way to stay up-to-date with the latest strategies and emerging technology. They’re also an opportunity for like-minded professionals to gather, network, and share intelligence for good. When it’s all over, attendees can expect to walk away knowing something or someone new to help further their cause.

We’ve rounded up a list of tech-focused nonprofit conferences in 2020 and a description for each. These conferences range in size, location, and depth of discussion on technology. If you’d like to see other conferences and additional information, check out our full 2020 Nonprofit Conference Calendar.




1. 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTEN)

This spring in Baltimore, MD, gather together with more than 2,000 of your nonprofit colleagues to collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology. The 20NTC is designed to help you reinvigorate your work and bring that renewed passion back to your community.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020
Location: Baltimore, MD
Cost: $1,249


2. 2020 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference

Join hundreds of professional colleagues to hear about the latest trends, share success strategies and make valuable connections that will make peer-to-peer fundraising work even better for your organization.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 to Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Austin, TX
Cost: $995


The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences + Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Location: Austin, TX
Cost: $485+



DRIVE/ is the only U.S. event that offers a focused learning experience for educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations to explore all things data. Two full days of programming include sessions on data management, mining, analytics, visualization, governance, artificial intelligence and more.

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Location: New Orleans, LA
Cost: $1,140


5. Women’s Philanthropy Institute 2020 Symposium

How do we create community in the digital age? How is technology influencing our work in philanthropy? Does it enhance or disrupt our ability to accelerate social change, build philanthropic relationships, and collaborate effectively? Explore the answers at Philanthropy Plugged In.

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: $925


6. YTH Live

Youth. Tech. Health. If you're working at the intersection of these areas, YTH Live 2020 is for you. YTH Live 2020 will showcase the brightest minds and cutting edge research in topics ranging from sexual and reproductive health to mental health and digital rights. Whether you are an Executive Director, developer, IT professional, or even a high school student, YTH Live can help you learn about the latest trends in health, innovation, and technology.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 to Monday, May 4, 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA
Cost: $495