Convening movement leaders

Building the network

Innovation and learning

Alignment and joint action

Encore convenings connect individual and organization leaders to build networks, learn from one another, and take joint action to bring the movement to more locations, sectors and institutions. Leaders come together at national, regional, network and program-specific gatherings.

New England Convening

Nearly 150 leaders convened in Boston to generate ideas and actions for mobilizing encore talent throughout New England, and to be part of the first-ever Encore Prize Pitch contest.

Portland OR Convening

100 encore leaders and activists came together for a day to create a future for Greater Portland that embraces the voices, time and talents of experience.


500 U.S. and global leaders met in San Francisco, bringing perspectives from media, nonprofits, philanthropy, government, faith groups, higher education, business and youth-serving organizations.


400 encore leaders gathered in Tempe, Arizona , connecting Greater Phoenix innovators with activists from across the United States.

Building Strong Encore Programs and Partners

Encore Network Members participate in  regular webinars and working groups to learn from experts, share best practice and take collective action. Join the Network here.

Generation to Generation Learning Labs bring together communities and organizations to generate, test and share new approaches to mobilizing encore talent to improve the lives of young people. Learn more about the Learning Labs.

The Encore Fellowships Network holds an annual gathering of its program operators to celebrate success, share best practices and develop a collective vision. Learn more about operating a program and becoming part of this network.