Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the cost to attend?

Conference attendance is $75, including lunch and cocktail reception. A major portion of the conference proceeds goes to benefit the MAXIMUS Foundation grant program.

What is the MAXIMUS Foundation?
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.

Are scholarships available?
We offer scholarships for students, veterans, military personnel, nonprofit agencies and more! For more information, contact the Plain Talk conference coordinator at

What’s the difference between the Plain Talk Conference and Join the Conversation?
Plain Talk gives you new insights from experienced professionals in a full day presentation of speakers, panels and breakout sessions. Join the Conversation presents a continuous year-round dialogue on topics that explore new thinking, new strategies and new solutions geared to reach new and key audiences.

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