Increasing Capacity and Building Connections - Bridging to the Future

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) is requesting session proposals for the 2019 Spring Conference in Nashville, Tennesee, on April 15-17, 2019.

The conference will be co-sponsored by the HUD SNAPS office, and will be a 3-day event featuring tracks of HUD content in the morning and NHSDC sessions in the afternoons.

HUD SNAPS and partnering technical assistance providers are excited to offer content that will increase knowledge and expertise across CoCs and help to level-set the field for HMIS professionals.

The theme for the conference is Increasing Capacity and Building Connections - Bridging to the Future.

We are looking for experienced speakers and presenters who are excited to share their human services data experiences and expertise with attendees from across the country. Because of the larger anticipated size of the conference we are asking for sessions from 6 exciting and innovative tracks:

1. Data Integration and Sharing
2. Data Visualization and Storytelling 
3. Advanced Applications to Bridge HMIS 
4. Performance Measurement and Planning
5. When Data and the Client Story Meet
6. Building Partnerships to Increase the Homelessness Response System's Capacity

*Note that for each track-  we are interested in at least one session that addresses racial and ethnic disparities in homeless populations, and one session addressing HMIS response to natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and fires.*

Deadline for submissions: January 8th, 2019 by 8pm CT

Presenters chosen for the NHSDC Conference will be offered a discount off the full conference registration price. To qualify for the discount, presenters must register for the conference by the registration deadline. Please note, for panel presentations, discounts will be limited to three presenters.

The Conference Committee reserves the right to request a modification of the proposed content, which may include asking presenters to combine similar presentations.