2020 Call for Session Proposals

2020 NAHRO Summer Conference - Call For Session Presentations

Share your experience as a housing and community development professional by submitting a session proposal for consideration as a presentation at the 2020 NAHRO Summer Conference. The Summer Conference consists of H/CD industry educational programming to include 24+ concurrent educational sessions.  
Proposals must be submitted on-line by March 31.
Session Proposal Guidelines:
NAHRO is looking for your best session proposals on subjects falling under the following topic tracks:
  • Commissioners
  • Executive Leadership
  • Housing is Health
  • Housing as a Platform to Learn and Earn
  • Repositioning
  • Resident Programs - FSS/ROSS
Download topic category descriptions and suggested topics HERE.
Ideal are speakers who reflect our audience and can share their experiences and expertise, as well as, provide new thinking. We are interested in your thoughts from your own experience, building on what's worked (or not) in your agencies, organizations or communities. Case studies, hands-on solutions, and strategy explorations are strongly encouraged. Presentations can be designed for all levels of experience – from fundamental to intermediate to advance. It’s very important that sessions are presented in ways that actively engage and challenge the audience – presenters should include application exercises that involve attendees and should draw on the experience of attendees. Attendees should leave sessions with knowledge and practical tools that can be applied immediately in their organizations. While we welcome proposals on all topics, sales pitches for products or services are not a fit and will not be considered.
Submissions should be complete with:
  • SESSION TITLE (10 words or less)
  • DESCRIPTION (100 words or less)
NAHRO seeks to meet the goals of its Diversity Statement by encouraging diverse panelists (including race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation) for all its conference sessions. We ask session coordinators to be mindful of this objective when submitting recommendations for moderators/speakers.
Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
Audience: 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.
Selection Process: Each submission will be reviewed by a select team of industry professionals.  You will receive a status report on your submission by mid-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 provide speaker stipends or cover any speaker travel expenses. There is no flexibility on this. Sessions will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24.  We do not accept speaker requests for a particular day or timeframe; therefore, please confirm panelist availability on both days prior to submission of a proposal.