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 Conference on Ending Homelessness
October 7-8, 2020


The Conference on Ending Homelessness is an annual event that brings together over 600 people from across the state who are working to end homelessness for learning, networking, advocacy, and community building opportunities. Together, we learn from each other, exchange ideas and share advice, get inspired and re-energized, and organize to grow the movement to end homelessness in Washington and beyond.

There is a strong possibility the conference will shift to a virtual event, but if it continues as an in-person event it will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center. For more information about how we are planning to adjust registration and sponsorship policies in light of a virtual event, see COEH & COVID-19 below.

Early bird registration is expected to open sometime in late May. Click here to receive an email notification when registration opens.

We will start accepting scholarship applications on June 1. Click here to receive an email notification when the scholarship application window opens.


Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit a session proposal for this year's conference has closed. If you would like to suggest a session topic for this or a future year's conference, please email

COEH and COVID-19 – updated 5/7/20

We are closely monitoring state and national public health guidance, and there is a strong possibility we will shift the conference to a virtual event. We expect to finalize that decision in the next few weeks. To help you make plans to participate, below are the adjustments we plan to make to our registration and sponsorship policies.

If the conference is held virtually: 

  • Registration rates will be reduced, and Housing Alliance members will still receive a further discount on registration.
  • We will announce a new package of digital sponsor benefits, and current sponsors will be notified via email how their benefit package is changing.

In the unlikely event that the Conference on Ending Homelessness is forced to cancel completely:

  • All registrations will be automatically refunded.

  • We will be committed to finding other meaningful ways to put conference sponsorships to work and recongizing sponsors' contributions to furthering the movement to end homelessness across our programs. We will also honor any requests to refund sponsorships.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. We appreciate your understanding.