Call for Session Proposals

Update: The Call for Session Proposals closed on June 10. We are no longer accepting submissions.

Do you have an idea for a thought-provoking conference session?  Share your experience as a housing and community development professional by submitting a session proposal for the 2022 NAHRO National Conference!

We are planning for sessions to occur live and in-person in San Diego. Please ensure panelist desire and availability to travel and attend in-person, prior to proposal submission.  Virtual presentations are not being considered. The Call for Proposals submission deadline has been extended to June 10.

Proposal Guidelines:
NAHRO is looking for your best session proposals on current and emerging issues, programs, legislation and regulation; best practices; and strategies to handle challenges facing the industry. Ideal are speakers who reflect our audience and can share their experiences and expertise, as well as, provide new thinking. Case studies, hands-on solutions, and strategy explorations are encouraged. Different types/styles of presentations also encouraged…panels, debates, round-table discussions, etc. 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. Sessions should be designed to be 90 minutes in length, inclusive of audience Q&A. 

Sales pitches for products or services will not be considered. 

Session proposals should fall under one of the following topic categories. Click here for topic category descriptions.

  • Commissioners
  • Community Development
  • Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)
  • International
  • Moving to Work (MTW)
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Housing
  • Repositioning
  • Section 8/HCV

Submissions should be complete with the following.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

  • Clear and concise session title
  • Detailed but concise session description (under 100 words)
  • (3) attendee learning objectives
  • Identified panelists

NAHRO seeks to meet the goals of its Diversity Statement by encouraging diverse panelists. We ask session coordinators to be mindful of this objective when coordinating panels.

Approximately 50% of conference attendees are CEOs/executive directors; 35% are commissioners; affordable/public housing and community development professionals make up the balance.

Selection Process:
The Call for Proposals submission period will end June 10.  Each submission will be reviewed by a select team of industry professionals. Proposal status will be provided by end of June. Sessions will occur over September 22-23; as such, please insure availability over those dates as we are unable to accept day/time requests.  If selected, session participants will be provided confirmation of session day/time.  All participants are expected to adhere to all indicated policies, procedures and deadlines. 

Please note: NAHRO is unable to provide speaker stipends and speakers are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and any other related expenses.

Contact Jill Randles, NAHRO Director of Conferences