2019 Housing Matters: Call for Presenters
Housing Action Illinois 2019 Housing Matters! Conference
October 24-25, 2019 in Bloomington, Illinois
Our request for proposals will end on April 30, 2019.
Housing Action Illinois invites you to submit proposals for our 2019 conference. We are particularly interested in sessions that have clear suggestions for action, outline practical strategies, or share paths for implementing ideas. You do not need to be a Housing Action Illinois member to be a presenter. We will consider proposals in these topic areas:
• Ending Homelessness
• Public Policy Advocacy
• Housing Counseling
• Affordable Housing Development
• Leadership and Professional Development
Our participants come from everywhere in Illinois, and we want all of our workshops to be applicable statewide, although you can include a regional focus.
If you have recommendations for potential session topics but do not have a presenter in mind, please provide your suggestions in the "Session Description" section below.
SESSION FORMAT: While our typical session setup is a straightforward presentation or discussion panel, we welcome creative formats that promote peer engagement and hands-on workshops. Most sessions will run for 75 minutes. All sessions should allocate time for Q&A.
DEADLINE: Submit your proposal by Monday, April 30.
CONTACT: If you have questions, please email Kristin Ginger at
ABOUT THE HOUSING MATTERS! CONFERENCE: Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition of 160+ member organizations. Since our beginning more than 30 years ago, we have brought housing practitioners and advocates together from across Illinois to foster collaborative relationships and strengthen communities. Each year, hundreds join us at our annual conference to learn best practices, get updates on the latest issues in housing from leaders in the field, and network. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better.
Proposed Session Information
Session Name (Please Be Short & Creative)
Session Description (Max 200 Words)
Preferred Presentation Style
Lead Presenter Information
Title & Organization
City & State
Geographic Area Served
Presenter Bio (Max 150 Words)
If you have one or more co-presenters, please list their name(s), title(s), email address(es), and brief bio(s) below.
What takeaways from your session will activate participants?
Please provide your anticipated list of AV needs, materials, and room set-up.
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