Archive for April 2nd, 2012

2nd April
written by Darcy Klingle

The Alliance is thrilled to announce that online registration for the upcoming National Conference on Ending Homelessness is now open! There is a lot in store for this year’s conference and everyone at the Alliance is eager to see returning and new attendees join us in Washington, DC in just a few short months.

The Conference will be held July 16-18, 2012 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. People from across the country will gather to share successes and challenges, to learn the results of research, and to understand coming changes in policy, practice, and context.  Approximately 70 workshops will be offered where national and local experts will share how they are working to end homelessness for chronically homeless individuals, veterans, families and youth; and lunchtime plenary sessions will feature engaging and informative keynote addresses. Speakers will cover numerous topics: rapid re-housing, re-tooling your homelessness system, advocacy, and much more.

There is more in store this year than workshops.On Monday evening, July 16, there will be a fun, informal Meet and Mingle reception with cash bar and light fare, at the conference hotel. This will give attendees an opportunity to meet others in the field and relax after a long day of workshops. Additionally, attendees may purchase tickets to attend the National Alliance to End Homelessness 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony, which will be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, July 17.   The Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for the Alliance to honor organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to ending homelessness in our nation. Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Private Sector Achievement
  • Public Sector Achievement
  • Nonprofit Sector Achievement
  • The John W. Macy Award (The Macy Award is given in certain years for outstanding individual achievement)

Conference attendees who purchase Awards Ceremony tickets online at the time they purchase their conference registrations will receive a discounted rate on Ceremony tickets. Please note these purchases need to be made at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you, hearing from you, and learning about what is happening in your community this July. Learn more about the conference and register online today!

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