Call for Proposals

The 2018 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference theme is Leveraging Regional Partnerships. We have explored the concept of "regionalism" in Virginia for decades, with the goal of leveraging our resources to gain collective impact. Regional partners throughout Virginia are working together to create and maintain affordable, accessible, fair and inclusive housing options for all, as well as encourage economic and community development growth. How can our partners and communities throughout the state continue to come together as a region to leverage resources, intellectual capital and share best practices to overcome shrinking federal budgets and rescinded historical housing polices? What regional best practices and innovative collaborative solutions have worked in your community?
The VAGHC committee is currently accepting proposals that will address the following focus areas around the conference theme, Leveraging Regional Partnerships. The proposals are not limited to the following topics:

Strategic Partnerships
Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Housing Stock
Successful Regional Collaborations
Innovative Strategies to Leverage Partnerships
National Best Practices for Partnerships
Youth Homelessness
Public-Private Partnerships
Leveraging Opportunity Zones
Partnering for Sustainable Rural Communities
Supportive Housing for Individuals with Disabilities
Age Wave
Employment Barriers for Communities
Community Food Projects/Food Security/Food Deserts
Aging out of Foster Care: Housing or Homeless
Multi-generational Households
Economic Opportunity
Regional Partnerships for Rural/Low-Density Communities
Housing and Mobility
Inclusionary Housing
Engaged Communities
Mixed-Income Communities
Partnering with Community Anchor Institutions
Regional Approaches for Housing Millennials
Virginia Housing Policy
Regional Collaboration for Servicing Diverse Populations
Community Revitalization
Veteran Services
Regional Economic Development
Rural/Urban Development
Regional Solutions for Changing Demographics
Public Housing of the Future
The Rise of Smart Homes
Fair Housing
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. 


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