The National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness is just around the corner! We can’t wait to meet all of you in Oakland, Calif. – and we hope that you all are looking forward to it just as much as we are!
In anticipation of the big event, I thought I’d highlight just a few extra special features of this year’s conference. You can count on the same great workshops and plenary sessions that we have at every conference but we’ve thrown in a couple new events to keep things fresh!
- The rapid re-housing clinic
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building will host a day-long clinic on rapid re-housing techniques and strategies. This intimate training (capped at the first 100 registrants) will go over the definition and core components of rapid re-housing, housing search and location strategies, service provision strategies, and keys to good program design and implementation. The clinic is only open to conference attendees. For more information about the rapid re-housing clinic, please contact us.
- Classic Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
What’s more perfect than touring the beautiful city by the bay in a classic cable car with your conference friends and colleagues? The Alliance is offering a tour at the end of the first day of the conference for an additional $35. For more information about the Classic Cable Car Sightseeing Tour, please contact the Alliance.
- Mayors Jean Quan and Tom Bates
The newly elected mayors of Oakland and Berkeley, respectively, will offer remarks to welcome participants of the annual National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness on the first day of the conference.
- Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, and current Chancellor’s Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, will be offering keynote remarks at the Alliance conference. Reich has long supported an economy based around America’s “human capital” and encourages policy makers to invest in lower-income communities, expand access to education, and professional and skill development.
- Meet the Alliance!
Ever wonder what the heck we actually do all day long? Here’s your chance to find out! For the very first time, the Alliance will be host a “Meet the Alliance” breakfast the morning of Friday, Feb. 11. Grab some coffee and sit down with staffers from the Alliance and feel free to ask away. If you’re feeling shy, go ahead and send us a question via Twitter or Facebook and we’ll make sure they get answered!
We can’t wait to see you there!