Call for Topics and Speakers
The Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference is requesting suggested topics and speakers to include as part of the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference (VAGHC) program on Nov. 20-22 in Hampton, Virginia. The proposed topics and speakers can focus on issues or trends that you see or experience in the housing and community development field, whether in Virginia or throughout the country. These can be topics in which you are an expert or can be issues and trends that you would like to see discussed during the conference. We will not be collecting full conference proposals.
The VAGHC 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 will feature both 90-minute concurrent sessions and 40-minute snap sessions. Due to session limitations, the conference cannot accommodate all proposed topics or speakers, 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 presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration that enables full participation in conference activities. Lodging and travel should be arranged by presenters, as these costs will not be provided by the conference.
Suggested topics and/or speakers are due by May 31, 2019 and must be submitted online through https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.