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2023 National Community Leadership Summit

Writing Our Story: Collective Leadership for Joy, Justice, and Healing

October 17, 2023

Boston, Massachusetts

Join us for the 10th Annual National Leadership Summit in Boston, MA, themed Writing Our Story: Collective Leadership for Joy, Justice, and Healing, hosted by Boston Medical Center’s Vital Village Networks! This summit brings together trail blazers from around the country who are dedicated to helping children and families get equitable access to the resources they need to thrive.

The Vital Village Leadership Summit is a space where you can connect with other passionate individuals for both personal and professional development. Through keynote and smaller seminar sessions, attendees will be connected to and encouraged to network with community leaders, policy makers, educators, practitioners, community based organizations, researchers, funders, and families to discuss community building and engagement strategies to promote child wellbeing.

Our full-day summit will be in-person conference on October 17th, 2023 at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.


On October 16th, 2023 we will host a half-day, limited engagement, pre-conference: The Data Equity Symposium, which you can request to attend on your registration form.



Join a fast-growing group of leaders and changemakers from around the country. Cultivate your passion and dedication to supporting children and their families.



Connect with hundreds of individuals a summit full of captivating keynote speakers, and active workshops.

Students in Cafeteria


Gain new perspectives and best practices from individuals from diverse sectors and backgrounds. Inspire other attendees with your own equally passionate ideas.



Utilize your new connections, perspectives, and skills to further develop your strategies in ensuring children and families have equitable access to the tools they need to thrive.

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The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: +1 (617) 262-9600


Hourly Paid Public Parking is available in the Copley Place Parking Garage

(100 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116)

3 minute walk


Hourly Paid Parking lot is also available at

130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

6 minute walk


Rooms will be available at a Vital Village Networks discounted rate for the conference. We ask that you book by September 11th. After this date, the rooms will be available to the general public and may either not be available or more expensive. So, for your convenience, be sure to reserve your space by September 11, 2023!

If calling the hotel to make a reservation, please reference the conference’s group name: Vital Village Networks National Community Leadership Summit

Getting to Boston/Cambridge


Boston, Massachusetts is serviced by Logan International Airport (Airport Code: BOS) and South Station (AMTRAK train station).


Getting to the Hotel

Public Transit 

4 minute walk

From Boston Logan International Airport

Via Amtrak

The Westin Copley Place is approx. 15 minutes from South Station and 20 minutes from North Station


Unfortunately, there is no shuttle transportation available between the airport and hotel but there are several other options:
Please see the Boston Logan International Airport Transportation page



Availible curb-side at each terminal


If you missed last year's summit, check out 2022 summit highlights on our NOW Leadership Series Blog. You can also visit our social media channels like Instagram and LinkedIn to view some of last year’s content.

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