Session should include:
• A description of the policy that is/was intended to be adopted;
• What made the organizing strategy, coalition, and/or campaign effective;
• What community or organizational capacity was needed to succeed; and/or
• Training for other advocates on a tactic or approach that was central to your strategy.
Note: Policies need not have been formally adopted by government, though they should be mature in development and campaign implementation.
Topics of particular interest:
• Strategies to involve people impacted by the lack of affordable housing and economic opportunity in advocacy activities that go beyond telling their stories;
• Models for advancing policy in rural areas;
• Strategies for organizing AND sustaining racially diverse coalitions;
• Methods of funding campaign/coalition staff.
Participants will include community development placemakers, advocates, association staff, policy makers, funders and intermediaries. We expect between 40-120 participants per session.
People & Places 2017 will include a mix of presentation formats to address a diversity of learning styles. Sessions should create opportunities for participant engagement and allocate significant time for Q&A. Most sessions will run for 75-90 minutes. TED-style talks will be much shorter.
Submit your proposal by Friday, February 24.
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations
202-518-2660, ext. 2
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL