April 03 – 04, 2019 | Studio City, CA

The IDEAL Conference 2019

The IDEAL Conference has it all! Inspiring speakers, panels and cutting edge workshop topics. We put together 24 powerful sessions to help you build your personal brand and run a successful business.

Whether you need to keep up with the latest marketing trends, evolving technology, or developing the next level of leadership, you will get the most out of your time at The IDEAL Conference.

After all, investing in yourself and your workforce is the best investment you can make.


Ignite new ways to spark change through collaborative and innovative experiences.


Discover new strategies and learn proven methods that will benefit your business or nonprofit.


Engage with industry experts in technology, leadership, advocacy, research, fundraising and marketing.


Advance and gain insight to better yourself and your organization.

Level Up

Level Up through motivating and empowering sessions.

Hear from industry experts and influencers who understand the challenges you face in: Leadership, Advocacy, Technology, Research, Fundraising, and Marketing! With multiple tracks, inspiring keynote presentations, panels, and networking opportunities to suit all levels and areas of responsibilities, you will leave this conference with new insights and practical strategies to further your personal value proposition and achievements. 

Are you ready to level up?


Shiza Shahid

Shiza Shahid is an entrepeneur, technologist, investor and impact leader.

Shiza Shahid

Founder, NowVentures
Co-Founder & Founding CEO, Malala Fund

Shiza is a renowned for her work, receiving many awards as a thought leader. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator.

Justin Wolff

Justin Wolff is Chief Giving Officer and acts as brand ambassador of all things Give at Yoobi.

Justin Wolff

Chief Giving Officer at Yoobi

Justin oversees Yoobi’s buy one, give one program, develops strategic partnerships, and ensures that donated supplies make their way to the kids that need them most, right here in the US. He has been featured in Forbes, The Good Trade, USA Today, and AllBusiness.

Warren Riley

Warren Riley is President of NPO Solutions and author of The Resource Development Systems.

Warren Riley

President of NPO Solutions

Warren has served as a strategic planning expert for more than two decades. His book, The Resource Development System, has transformed hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country. As a leader and entrepreneur, Warren works with visionary executive directors and boards of directors seeking to build capacity within their organizations to advance their missions.

Lauryn Nwankpa

Lauryn Nwankpa is the Head of Social Impact at Headspace, Inc.

Lauryn Nwankpa

Head of Social Impact at Headspace

As the head of social, Lauryn implements strategic, sustainable and measurable initiatives that ensure Headspace is accessible, relevant and affordable to all. Lauryn holds a B.A. in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship from The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California

Saeed H. Mirfattah, M.A., CPCC

Saeed H. Mirfattah is Senior Consultant at VIVA Strategy + Communications.

Saeed H. Mirfattah, M.A., CPCC

Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach

Saeed brings over 30 years of leadership experience in the public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors as an organizational development practitioner. He is currently a Senior Consultant at VIVA Strategy + Communications, a social impact consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area leading practice areas in leadership development, skill-building workshops and executive coaching.

Thomas E. Backer, PhD

Thomas E. Backer, PhD is Senior Research Fellow, CSUN, and Executive Director of CSUN Valley Nonprofit Resources

Thomas E. Backer, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, California State University Northridge and Executive Director of CSUN Valley Nonprofit Resources

Thomas E. Backer, PhD, author of more than 500 books, is Senior Research Fellow, California State University Northridge, and Executive Director of CSUN Valley Nonprofit Resources. His PhD in psychology is from UCLA, where he also is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at UCLA Medical School.

Nir Yaniv

Nir Yaniv is Senior Director of Media Verticals for wix.com.

Nir Yaniv

Senior Director of Media Verticals for wix.com

Nir Yaniv is Senior Director of Media Verticals for wix.com, originally being the company's very first software developer. He is also an active filmmaker and musician.

The IDEAL Conference welcomes proposals from qualified candidates to present topics within their area of expertise or experience at our first annual conference on April 3rd and 4th, 2019 in Studio City, CA.

Submissions accepted no later than December 15th.

Day One

Hot Topics Leadership Exchange – $195 (limited to 60 participants)

Speed network with experts and speakers in small groups of no more than 10 participants during six 45 minute rounds. Sharing experiences in a group setting provides an excellent opportunity for knowledge exchange on specific topics.

Day Two

Level Up – $395 (limited to 300 participants)

Experience an action packed day from the opening panel to the evening’s mix and mingle event. Attendees choose workshops from six comprehensive educational tracks, hear from inspirational speakers, network with peers and vendors, with an offering of great food and a little fun for good measure!

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