CAN1 Conference – "Talking Differently about Poverty"
In November 2013, the first CAN conference was held in Jerusalem – A unique and first of its kind conference aimed at presenting innovative ways to eradicate poverty. The conference, which was initiated by Katef Le Katef, brought together for the first time hundreds of participants from various medias including the Ministry of Welfare, local councils, Philanthropic Funds, the business sector and third sector Organizations from all over Israel who gathered to discuss the most effective ways to eradicate and reduce poverty in Israeli society.
During the conference a unique exhibition was held, in which talented Katef graduates displayed their diverse work. These included a sesame artist, a dress designer, a confectioner, a headscarf designer, Judaica artist and more.
CAN2 – "Innovative Approaches in Poverty Intervention"
The second conference took place in November 2015 at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. The conference was held in collaboration with the Jerusalem Municipality and 'Tech for Good for the advancement of technological initiatives for social services'. Some 500 participants including Welfare representatives, organization directors, entrepreneurs and technology experts attended the conference which presented the latest developments and approaches in the field of poverty and poverty extraction.