The Call for Session Proposals for the 2017 Summer Conference is now open.
Please read thru all instructions below carefully.
Share your experience as a housing and community development professional by submitting a session proposal for consideration as a presentation at the 2017 NAHRO Summer Conference. The Summer Conference consists of three days of educational programming to include two plenary sessions, 24+ concurrent educational sessions, local H/CD tours, networking events, and committee/business meetings. Sessions will fall on Sunday, July 16 and Monday, July 17.
Session proposals should fall under one of the following identified Topic Tracks – Public Housing, Section 8/HCV, H/CD Finance, Community Development, Commissioners, Organizational Management and International. Download topic track descriptions and suggested topics HERE.
Proposals must be submitted thru the on-line submission tool by Wednesday, March 15. Submissions should be complete with a clear and concise session title, description, three learning objectives and identified panelists. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Sessions should be designed to be 90 minutes in length inclusive of time for audience Q&A. In an effort to affirm the NAHRO diversity statement and to provide an inclusive and diverse conference, we ask that you seek to put together a diverse and representative panel of speakers, wherever possible.
Approximately 50% of conference attendees are CEOs/executive directors; 35% are commissioners; affordable/public housing and community development professionals, i.e., asset managers, HCV specialists, and attorneys make up the balance.
Each submission will be reviewed by a team of member volunteers and staff via a blind review process. The criteria for selection includes:
- Overall quality of the proposal
- Focused, well-defined, relevant, and timely topic
- Practical application of material
- Presentation skill of the proposed speaker(s)
- Applicability to a national audience
You will receive a status report on your submission by early April. If selected, all session participants will be expected to adhere to all indicated policies, procedures and deadlines. This will help ensure that all information is posted and published in a timely manner for our attendees to view and that all of your session needs are met.
Please note: NAHRO is unable to pay speaker fees or cover any speaker travel expenses. Confirmed session participants (speakers) will be eligible for a discounted conference registration fee of $295 should they want to attend the full conference.
To create a submission, please follow the steps below.
Click HERE for a training guide on the online submission tool, if needed.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org