2024 Building CAPACD Convention

Join us for our Building CAPACD Convention
from June 10-12 in Chicago, IL!


The Building CAPACD Convention is an inimitable gathering of community development practitioners from across the country who serve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities with low incomes. The biannual convening brings together hundreds of AA and NHPI leaders and their allies to learn, network, and catalyze change locally and nationally. 

 This year, National CAPACD will host our Building CAPACD Convention in Chicago, IL, to amplify the stories of AA and NHPI communities in the Midwest. The Chicago metropolitan area is home to one of the country's fastest-growing AA and NHPI populations. Despite this, AA and NHPI communities in the Midwest have historically received little representation, their stories untold in mainstream narratives. Our theme, Our Places, Our Stories, will provide the space to explore the different modalities of storytelling, anchored in cultural tradition and practice, that AA and NHPI communities engage in to preserve their histories, highlight the issues that impact them, and create roots that foster places of belonging for generations to come. 

Our convening will provide the space for our members, partners, and allies from across the country to learn about the Midwest, share their own stories, and strategize together in our collective efforts to preserve neighborhoods and places that AA and NHPI communities call home and work toward a just and inclusive country for all communities of color. 


Open Call for Session Proposals

For the 2024 Building CAPACD Convention, National CAPACD seeks proposals for session presentations, panels, workshops, and roundtable conversations. We welcome proposals on a range of tools, strategies, and topics related to our Building CAPACD Convention theme, Our Places, Our Stories, and following these five tracks:

  • Our Collective Stories: Community-driven local, state, and national policy advocacy strategies
  • Our Vibrant Places: Neighborhood and placed-based strategies
  • Our Empowering Stories: Building community power
  • Our Regional Stories: Stories from the Midwest, as well as other local and regional communities 
  • Our Leadership Stories: Building sustainable nonprofits and resilient leaders

Accepted sessions will be eligible for up to 3 presenter scholarships, including a moderator (if needed) for the proposed session. Presenter scholarships are inclusive of a Building CAPACD Convention registration, valued at $450 per person, and a travel stipend of $750 per person. Proposed sessions should be 1 hour and 30 minutes in length.

The deadline to submit your session proposal is March 1 via our online Foundant portal. Relevant documents with additional details are linked below.  If you have any questions about the open call process, please contact rfp@nationalcapacd.org

RFP Materials

  • To review the 2024 Building CAPACD Convention Call for Session Proposals, click here.
  • To directly access the application and submit a session proposal via our online portal, click here.
  • To review the instructions for accessing the online portal, click here.

JW Marriott Chicago

151 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603

National CAPACD has negotiated a special group rate of $319 per night for Building CAPACD Convention attendees. This group rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently at 17.4%) in effect at check-out. 

To receive the group rate, reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, May 17, 2024. Once the room block is sold out, the hotel will offer rooms/rates based on availability.  

Check back in early April when registration opens to book your room.

Parking Information


JW Marriott Chicago offers valet parking at the current parking rates: 

  • 0-3 hours: $31
  • 3-6 hours: $45
  • 6-24 hours (overnight, includes “in and out” privileges): $80


Self-Parking is available at the nearby Towers Self Park Garage, 211 West Adams St (not managed by JW Marriott Chicago) at the current parking rate: 

  • Up to 24 hours: $60


Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring our 2024 Building CAPACD Convention? Check out our sponsorship options here.