CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- This year's Center for Nonprofit Excellence Philanthropy Day will be accessible virtually.

According to a release, it will be focusing on environmental action and climate justice, featuring Heather McTeer Toney, a climate justice expert who attended the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26.

CNE says there will be in-person and virtual components to enable everyone to participate.

There are no more in-person slots at the Boar's Head Resort for the annual event, but people can still register to attend for free online here.

The release says the CNE is eager to promote a deepened understanding of climate change and the role that the social impact sector can play in addressing it at this event, which annually celebrates the contributions and engagement of nonprofits, government partners, volunteers and others in making the social sector strong.

“We are thrilled to have an internationally recognized expert of Ms. McTeer Toney’s stature headlining Philanthropy Day 2021, particularly as she is coming to our community fresh from convening with leaders from across the world
regarding this critical international issue,” said CNE Executive Director Cristine Nardi. “We look forward to welcoming both in-person and virtual guests to a thoughtful and action-oriented exploration of the impacts of climate change in our communities through the perspective of the social impact sector.”

CNE says it is working to make the virtual component of the event as engaging as possible with people being able to set up watch parties and behind-the-scenes information.