Volunteer Leadership Summit

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Community Outreach Leadership Training (COLT) is now the Volunteer Leadership Summit! Taking place on August 23 – 26, the Summit is a conference dedicated to you – our remarkable volunteers! Your passion, perseverance and hard work help ignite change that keeps us propelling forward on our mission to double survival by 2020. Check back soon to see how you can join us!

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I book my flight?
A: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with contact information for our travel agent at Travel Edge, Stacey Lubliner. Please contact Stacey to book your flight as soon as possible. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact your staff partner.

Q: What is the attire for the weekend?
A: Please dress comfortably in casual attire. As always, we encourage you to break out your purple! Please pack layers, as it may be chilly inside the hotel.

Q: Can I bring my family or other guests?
A: Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate guests in the training rooms or at meals. If you have anyone traveling with you, please make sure they have other plans during all sessions and meal times on the agenda. If you are bringing any children, please arrange for full-time childcare for the entire length of the Regional Volunteer Leadership Summit.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: Please see our complete cancellation policy on your Regional Summit page. If you cancel after booking an airline ticket, you will need to reimburse the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for the full cost of your air travel within 30 days of cancellation. The airplane ticket (minus a change fee) will be yours to keep, if cancelled in advance of the travel date.

Q: Will I be able to spend time exploring?
A: Participants will have very limited free time during the Regional Volunteer Leadership Summit – enough time to go to the hotel gym in the morning or take a stroll outside, but not enough time for a sightseeing trip. If you choose to extend your stay at your own expense, the hotel is a great resource for tourist information and transportation options.