Call for Proposals
Partnering with Community Anchor Institutions
Regional Approaches for Housing Millennials
Virginia Housing Policy
Regional Collaboration for Servicing Diverse Populations
Regional Economic Development
Regional Solutions for Changing Demographics
Public Housing of the Future
The Rise of Smart Homes
Multi-modal Connectivity (Bike and Pedestrian Connectivity)
Nutrition and Health
Alternative Housing Solutions (Mobile Homes, Tiny Houses, etc.)
The Virginia Governor's Housing Conference has a broad range of attendees from many professional sectors including nonprofit organizations, foundations and other philanthropic donors, affordable housing developers, economic developers, local government elected officials, design professionals, financial institutions, government agencies, private developers, real estate professionals, educational institutions, trade organizations, community-based and faith-based organizations, and public housing providers.
The conference features two days of compelling 90-minute concurrent sessions and 30-minute snap sessions. Each concurrent session will be limited to three presenters, and the snap sessions are limited to one presenter. Hundreds of proposals are received each year, and the conference layout limits the number of presentations selected. The conference cannot accommodate all proposed sessions, and the planning committee may merge topics or speakers to ensure a variety of sessions. Because of the complexity of scheduling around other conference activities, presenters will need to be flexible in availability and the acceptance of assigned time slots. All selected conference speakers/presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration that enables full participation in conference activities. Please note the complimentary registration does not extend to session moderators. The VAGHC has reserved a block of rooms for speakers/presenters at the conference host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. However, presenters should arrange all lodging and travel, as these costs will not be provided by the conference. All selected conference presenters will receive a VAGHC speaker informational packet with important dates, conference details and speaker requirements.
Proposals may be submitted through the online proposal system by clicking here: submit a proposal. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m.