The Call for Session Proposals for the 2017 National Conference is now open.
Please read thru all instructions below carefully. Proposals must be submitted thru the on-line submission tool (below) by Friday, May 12.
Share your experience as a housing and community development professional by submitting a session proposal for consideration as a presentation at the 2017 NAHRO National Conference & Exhibition. The National Conference consists of three days of educational programming to include 45+ concurrent educational sessions. Sessions will fall on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
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 Friday, May 12. 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. 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); and applicability to a national audience. You will receive a status report on your submission by early July.
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.
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