2018 Conference Program

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Conference on Ending Homelessness

Note: This is last year's conference program, for reference.
This year's program is being developed. More to come!

2018 Conference on Ending Homelessness Program At A Glance

Reference the full 2018 conference schedule details here.

Reference the 2018 Pre-Conference Student Homelessness Training click here.

Sessions eligible for Continuing Education Units are marked with  and 
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Conference Check-In 
7:00am - 5:00pm
Breakfast Buffet and Meetings 
7:00am - 8:15am

Welcome Keynote Address
8:30am - 9:00am
Toya Andreka Jean Thomas, Tenant Rights Advocate and Community Organizer 

Beverage Break with Exhibitors 
9:00am - 9:20am
Conference Breakout Sessions 
9:20am - 10:50am

A1: Building Power Through Organizing in Your Community

A2: Decolonizing Colonializm

A3: The Why and How of Low Barrier Housing

A4: You Can Do It! Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Housing and Homelessness Programs

A5: How to Assess and Ensure the Quality of Supportive Housing

Conference Bonus: Housing and Essential Needs Provider Meeting

Community Acupuncture
10:00am - 5:00pm
Beverage Break with Exhibitors
10:50am - 11:10am
Conference Breakout Sessions 
11:10am - 12:25pm

A6: Real Talk and Data Walk

 A7: Part I: Leading with Racial Equity in Response to Homelessness

A8: Implementing Diversion in Coordinated Entry

A9: Harm Reduction: Blending Principles and Practice

A10: SOAR: Working with Community Partners for Access, Outreach, and Recovery

Conference Bonus: 
Help Inform the Housing Alliance's 2019 Legislative Agenda

Lunch Program
12:25pm - 1:45pm
Lunch Keynote Address
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Travel Time 
1:45pm - 2:00pm

Conference Breakout Sessions
2:00pm - 3:30pm

A11: Lessons from the Frontiers of Data Storytelling

A12: Part II: Practical Strategies to Advance Racial Equity in Your Homeless System

A13: Providing Services to LGBTQIA Homeless Youth and Young Adults

A14: Fair Housing Rights and Regulations

A15: Providing Supported Employment Services to Enhance Health Outcomes

Conference Bonus: Washington State Coordinated Entry Guidelines Meeting

Beverage Break with Exhibitors
3:30pm - 3:50pm
Conference Breakout Sessions
3:50pm - 5:05pm

A16: Federal Housing and Homelessness Policy Update

A17: It Takes a Village: Helping Refugees Find Homes in Washington State 

A18: Improve Your Leadership, Increase Your Impact: Strategies for Developing Leaders in the Social Service Sector

A19: Expanding Your Workforce with Peer Support

A20: Medicaid Housing and Employment Services for People Who Are Homeless


Conference Reception
5:05pm - 6:00pm
Affinity Group Caucus Spaces 


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Conference Check-In 
7:30am - 12:30pm
Breakfast Buffet and Meetings
7:30am - 8:45am
Travel Time
8:45am - 9:00am
Conference Breakout Sessions
9:00am - 10:30am

B1: Using Local Options to Meet Affordable Housing Needs

B2: It's Not About Grapes, Lettuce, Dairy, Cows, and Cheese - It's About People

B3: Medical Respite 101: A Place for People Who Are Homeless to Recuperate

B4: Landlord Engagement in Rural Areas

B5: From Outreach to Housing: Creative and Effective Tools for Engagement

B6: A Dialogue with Marc Dones on Addressing Racism and Racial Inequity in Homelessness

Beverage Break with Exhibitors 
10:30am - 11:00am
Conference Breakout Sessions
11:00am - 12:30pm

B7: Advocacy Works! Organizing for the 2019 Legislative Session

B8: Fair Chance Housing: Reducing Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records

B9: Powerful Non-Profit Advocacy: Leveraging All Your Resources to Support Your Mission

B10: Youth, Homelessness, and Foster Care

B11: Supporting Opiate Addiction Recovery Through Medication Assisted Treatment

Conference Bonus: 
Supporting Veterans from Homeless to Housing Through Community Partnerships

Lunch Program 
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Closing Keynote Address
Marc Dones, Associate, Equity Initiatives and Diversity, Center for Social Innovation

Affinity Group Caucus Spaces 
2:15pm - 3:15pm

Post Conference Meetings
2:15pm - 4:45pm


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