Standard Admission


$400 / $600 / $800 / $1000

What’s Included?

✓ Three-Day Access Pass
✓ Main Stage Talks
✓ Workshops
✓ Access to the Public Square
✓ Awards Dinner
✓ Networking Events


 + LA Inside & Out Tours

Upswell Fellows


Limited Availability

What’s Included?

✓ All Standard Admission Benefits
✓ LA Inside & Out Tour Access
✓ Community Dinner Ticket
✓ Exclusive Networking Events
✓ Main Stage Speaker Meet & Greets
✓ Featured Story on the Blog



Upswell 2018 takes place in Los Angeles, CA, from November 14-16. When you’re not out exploring LA’s diverse communities, home base for Upswell is the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, located at 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017 [view map].

A room block is available for Upswell onsite at the InterContinental Downtown at $279/night. You can make a reservation by clicking here and using the group code ISA.

Some meals are included each day with your registration. There are also a number of add-on experiences that include meals. Please visit our schedule page for more information.

Yes! We use the word “exhibit” because it’s familiar. But if you partner with Upswell, you can expect a whole lot more than you might be used to. Click here for more details.

Upswell registration follows a progressive pricing model, so the sooner you register, the lower the rate. The launch sale rate of $400 sold out and Standard Admission is currently $600. The rate increases to $800 after July 25, so register soon!

If you need to make any changes to your registration record or transfer your registration to another individual, you can update your information at any time using your e-mail and the registrantID or confirmation code you received when you first registered. To update your registration, please click here.

We know schedules are hectic and you might only be available to join one day and a colleague might only be available the next. Since registrations customized for each changemaker, we ask that registrations not be shared.

All cancellation notices must be received in writing by September 7, 2018 via email at Conference registration cancellations received on or before September 7th are eligible for a refund less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for requests received after September 7th. For more information, please view our cancellation and refund policy here.

You’ve probably seen “powered by Independent Sector” on the footer of this site. Located in Washington, DC, Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good. You can learn more at

Yes! If you are an IS member, you receive a $50 discount off Standard Admission at Upswell. To receive the discount, enter the code MEMFULL during registration. This code only works for Independent Sector member organization. To learn more about membership (or see if you are already a member), or call 202-467-6161.

Not just anybody! If you’ve got a question that’s not answered here, live humans are ready to assist! Please get in touch at (202) 467-6161 from 9:00am-5:00pm ET. If it isn’t urgent, you can also reach us at and we’ll get back to you ASAP.