MCON Blog | Why You Need to Apply for an MCON Scholarship Right Now
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Why You Need to Apply for an MCON Scholarship Right Now

Why You Need to Apply for an MCON Scholarship Right Now

Are you a student, activist or social entrepreneur who is passionate about making the world a better place?

Are you bummed your tight budget prevents you from attending a conference like MCON and take action for the causes you care about?

Cheer up, buttercup. We’ve got you covered. Thanks to some really great partners, we have a limited number of MCON scholarships that cover the full cost of registration – and if that’s not reason enough to apply, we don’t know what is.

Why should you attend MCON this year in Washington, D.C.? You’ll be front and center in more than 20 inspiring sessions, you’ll have access to the swanky MCON Lounge, and you’ll receive a Newseum ticket for future use.

In the words of basically any infomercial ever, “But wait – there’s more!” At MCON, you just might:

1. Get inspired to get off your butt and do something.
MCON sessions feature a wide variety of speakers, from foundations and nonprofits using innovative ways to spark action to organizations that go beyond cause marketing by integrating a social mission into their long-term business strategy.

“All of the speakers and panelists [at MCON 2016] were incredibly inspiring –
not only about the causes they supported, but also how they view problems and creative solutions.”
Jeff, Modesto, CA, MCON 2016 attendee

2. Make new connections and friends.
MCON is a first-class networking opportunity – but not the awkward kind. (We won’t make you play any icebreaker games, promise.) You’ll be able to surround yourself with people who actively seek to find creative solutions to today’s big problems. Discussion groups are a common theme, and you’ll find many people working to turn their interest in an issue into action. Even more than professional contacts, MCON forges personal bonds (we call them friendships) that last for years to come.

“MCON will leave a lasting impact on you personally and professionally.
I walked away with new friends, increased confidence and more support for all of the exciting project I’m working on.”

Laura, Detroit, MCON 2016 attendee

3. Add new tools to your arsenal.
An unfortunate (okay, we’ll say it: annoying) aspect of many conferences is the lack of tangible, relevant action items. Inspirational speakers become much less inspiring when they only speak about theories or hypothetical situations. We keep that in mind when cultivating our MCON speaker lineup, topics and panels. Through real-life examples with practical solutions, MCON leaves you excited and prepared to tackle – and actually effect change for – the issues you care about.

“MCON’s speakers were passionate, organized and technical. They didn’t speak and in generalities;
they were specific about solutions and methods.”

Paul, Washington, D.C., MCON 2016 attendee

Don’t let your budget extinguish your desire to do good. Today’s toughest issues need passionate problem solvers like you, and MCON is the place to convert that desire into action that matters.


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