Archive for February 6th, 2012

6th February
written by Catherine An

In three short days, the Alliance will kick off the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles, California. The event – expected to host about 700 direct service providers, advocates, experts, researchers, community leaders, and others – will feature workshops, keynotes, and plenaries about ending family and youth homelessness in the United States.

This year, we’re encouraging our more web –savvy friends and colleagues to join us online and give us thoughts, critiques, comments, and questions about the content at this year’s conference! Below, find four ways to engage with the Alliance online during this year’s west coast conference:

  • Tweet us using #NAEH12
    At last year’s National Conference on Ending Homelessness, we were excited to see so many people using #NAEH11 to discuss workshops, Nan Roman’s keynote speech, plenary sessions, and other features of the conference. This year, we’re encourage all our Twitter friends to do the same! Use #NAEH12 to talk to us and about us at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.
  • Send us your pictures
    Share with us your smiling faces at this year’s conference! Shoot them over to us via email or Facebook and we’ll be sure to add them to our album – make sure to include your name, organization, and note whether or not you’d prefer us to keep your picture private.
  • Blog for us
    We’re on the lookout for some great guest bloggers specifically from this year’s conference. What did you think of the keynote? The plenary speakers? Which was your favorite workshop and why? Which speakers were the most compelling? How was the conference like for a first-time, a veteran? How can the Alliance conferences be better? What was the best part of the conference? How is our conference informing your work on the ground? We want you to tell us all about your experience in a guest blog post for For more information, please email me.
  • Send us video
    If you happen to have a webcam or a Mac at the conference, share with us short video clips about your experience. Try answering the question, “How will the conference inform your work  serving homeless people?” or “Why do you come to Alliance conferences?” Shoot them over to us via email and we’ll be sure to post them on our YouTube page.

Have questions, comments, suggestions? Let us know by email.

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