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29th July
2009
written by naehblog

Whew!

That was an incredible day – opening session with Nan Roman, followed by roughly 25 different workshops until about 5 p.m. We’re just about to start the fun part – reception! – after a very productive day of presentations, panels, and exchanging ideas. I personally attended a workshop about data (with Dennis Culhane!) and one about prevention techniques (with VERY engaging speakers Matt White of Ohio and Mellisa Mowery of New York). HPRP must’ve been the word of the day, cuz that second workshop had about 150 people in with seats filled and people standing around the edges!

Tomorrow features Secretary Donovan, new White House Director on Urban Affairs Policy Adolfo Carrion, 75 more workshops, and a ton of other information.

I’ll post reception pictures later! Until then, some workshop pics.




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29th July
2009
written by naehblog

Pre-conference workshops are over, registration is still going strong, and lots and lots of mingling.

Check out the initial pics!





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29th July
2009
written by naehblog

It’s a rushed, wonderful blur! Usability testing was a pretty good success – almost met our goal of 12 tests. Gave away starbucks and free t-shirts – gotta keep people motivated!

Met Ms. Florida – rachael todd – at the conference! She wants to be the public face of ending homelessness. Was TOTALLY sweet and very very beautiful.

Just got off the phone with c-span, who might come to carry Secretary Donovan’s remarks and also remarks by Adolfo Carrion. Cross your fingers – that would be awesome!

Took a few initial pics – will share shortly!

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