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2018 MLB Community Meetings

Please see our agenda here for the 2018 MLB Community Meetings held December 5-6. We encourage you to check back to this page for updates.

Schedule

Meeting schedule is 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on December 5 and 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on December 6, with breakfast starting each morning at 8 a.m. On the second day of meetings (Dec. 6), we will be running two parallel tracks - one for Club foundation leadership and one for Community Relations & Youth Programs staff. External stakeholders may attend the youth programs session (e.g., invited Minor League Baseball Clubs, USA Baseball). A reception for all attendees will take place on the evening of December 5.

For those attendees who arrive on Tuesday (12/4), MLB will host a volunteer activity at our offices (245 Park Avenue, 31st floor) from 3 - 4:30 p.m. MLB and Club colleagues will work together to pack bags full of meals and snacks for children at Roberto Clemente Elementary School (Manhattan). We look forward to kicking off the meetings with this networking and community outreach activity. Upon arrival to 245 Park Avenue on Dec. 4, please check in with security and meet us on the 31st floor at 3 p.m.

More about Blessings in a Backpack:
Blessings in a Backpack works to end childhood hunger by mobilizing communities and partnering with elementary schools. Blessings works to ensure children across the US are sent home with nutritious meals on the weekends which results in happier and healthier children and inspires the community to take action. Learn more about Blessings in a Backpack here.

Who Should Attend

Key representatives of Club community and foundation staff are encouraged to attend both days of meetings. Key representatives responsible for Club youth baseball/softball programming are encouraged to attend both days, with an emphasis on Dec. 6.

Topics Covered

Below are some of the topics we will be covering over the course of the two-day meetings. The final agenda will be based on Club input.

Sharing Best Practices: Clubs will be featured in panel discussions covering a range of topics.

MLB Speakers: Representatives from Diversity & Inclusion, MLB Advanced Media and Sponsorship will present to the group and provide context around their work.

Breakout Sessions: Clubs and league office personnel will break out into smaller discussions on Youth Academies, International events, Alumni relations and volunteerism. 

Hotel Information

Due to overwhelming response, our room block at the Grand Hyatt New York (109 E. 42 St, New York, NY 10017) is FULL. Please alert Melanie LeGrande if you plan to cancel a room in our block or need suggestions for area accommodations.

Meeting Registration

Please click button below to register for the MLB Community Meetings.