International Attendees

Note: Complimentary Spanish translation is available for the Wednesday and Thursday General Session Luncheons, and selected workshops to be identified in advance on this website. Sign-up on registration form.

Meet & Greet at Y-USA International Booth

Tuesday, April 24   
4:30 - 5:15 pm


International attendees should plan to gather at the Y-USA International/World Service booth in the exhibit hall to connect with each other before leaving for the offsite reception.

International Attendees Reception

Tuesday, April 24   
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Includes transportation, food and beverages

A perfect opportunity for all international attendees* to relax while enjoying networking at the Dryades YMCA, just a short bus ride from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. A special evening awaits you with a tour of this unique local YMCA and a delicious New Orleans style dinner. For more information, contact Mary Tikalsky at mary.tikalsky@ymca.net or Josh Williams, NAYDO Host Y International Liaison, at jwilliams@dryadesymca.com.

*International attendees are defined as attendees not from the US or Canada.

Thursday Lunch Designated Seating

Tables will be reserved in a special are so all international attendees can sit together for the Wednesday Conference Keynote Luncheon.

Global Philanthropy Forum

Thursday, April 26 (during Round 7)     
3:45 - 5:00 pm

Under the leadership of Mary Tikalsky, Director, Y-USA World Service, and Renata Ferrari, Y-USA Senior Director of Global Advancement, this interactive session will provide the opportunity for international attendees to discuss innovative ideas from the NAYDO Conference as well as successes and challenges in YMCA fundraising and resource mobilization in the participating countries and regions of the world. Participants will also discuss strategies on how to intergrate the NAYDO experience in the local/global YMCA context and how NAYDO can continue to help advance global philanthropy in North America and worldwide. Certificates of participation will be presented to all international attendees.