The deadline to submit your abstract is December 15th. You will be notified by Monday, January 16, 2018 if your panel/presentation has been selected.
TOPICS THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED (but not be limited to): Diversity of approaches and experiences of protected classes;Housing policy and issues of affordable housing; Fair housing compliance and legal updates at both state and federal levels;Benefits of equity assessments;Exclusionary and inclusionary zoning;Construction and Design innovations to fair housing;Regional assessments and the geography of fair housing;Families with Children and the occupancy standard;Housing Bias Impacting Gender and LGBTQ ; and,Expanding access to opportunity Through Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.Disability Challenges and OpportunitiesHomelessness
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATEThe conference is recommended for academics, lawyers, housing agencies, advocates, housing counseling staff, community based-agencies, and housing providers discuss comparative perspectives of equitable housing practices, outline policies and trends in the provision of “fair housing, and reflect on the differences in circumstances and approaches in different locales in the United States and the world.
REQUEST FOR SPEAKERS/PANELSConference organizers are inviting proposals for both panels/presentations addressing any of the above topics. Please submit your abstracts via this portal or email it to FairHousingSummit@austintexas.gov.
PRESENTATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm CST on December 15, 20172. Only electronic proposals will be accepted.3. Notification of acceptance will be sent out in late-January in order to give you ample time to refine and prepare for the presentation.4. If accepted, please note that no honorarium or travel expense reimbursement will be provided for any presenter and/or agents related to the presenter unless otherwise previously arranged.5. Standard audio/visual equipment will be provided which includes LCD projects, screens, podiums, and microphones (where necessary) upon request. Computers, TV/DVD players, phone line/internet access, or other A/V equipment will NOT be provided. If needed, it will be the responsibility of the presenters to make arrangements with Austin Community College's Office of Equity and Inclusion. Flip charts will be available upon request.
EVALUATION CRITERIA1. Relevance and interest to participants2. Timeliness3. Quality, clarity, and completeness of submission4. Presenter’s expertise/experience
FOR MORE INFORMATIONFor more information about the conference, email FairHousingSummit@austintexas.gov.