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Now Accepting 90 Minute Workshop Proposals

Posted March 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90 minute workshop proposals for presentations at the 13th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held September 20-21, 2012 at the Holiday Inn University & Conference Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The theme of this year's conference is "Neighborhoods: Faces of Virginia - Past, Present & Future". Workshop topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Housing/Foreclosures
  • Green Community Initiatives
  • Multi-Generational & Multi-Cultural Community Building
  • Grassroots Organizations/Leadership
  • Community Health, Wellness and Recreation
  • Community Safety
  • The Aging Population
  • Financial Fitness

The conference's renown Youth Café will also be offered this year providing a series of information-packed workshops and activities specifically designed to engage and empower youth within their communities. Topics for the Youth Cafe' include:

  • Drugs Prevention
  • Gangs
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • College Preparation
  • Vocational Schools
  • Careers
  • Sports
  • Health and Fitness
  • Financial Health

Proposals should be submitted using the following format as a guide:

  1. Workshop Title
  2. Description (50-60 words maximum as this will be used to prepare the conference registration and program booklets)
  3. Extended description - up to 300 words - including learning objectives
  4. Session Form (i.e. debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc)
  5. A/V Equipment to be used
  6. Conference Track being addressed
  7. Presenters Information:
    1. Name / title
    2. Company / Organization
    3. Address, City, State, Zip
    4. Phone # (daytime, evening, fax)
    5. Email Address

Workshops will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm and Friday, September 21, 2012 between 9:30 am and 3:45pm. Presenters must be available the entire day until actual workshop time is confirmed. Presenters are urged to register for the conference which entitles them to all conference benefits including meals and workshops. If registered, presenters are required to pay their own conference related fees including lodging, travel and any meals not covered by the conference registration. We encourage presenters to supply their own audiovisual equipment. If presenters choose not to register for the conference, one (1) free meal will be provided nearest to your presentation time.

Please email your workshop presentation proposal to Brittany.Bailey, Conference Workshop Committee Chair at by June 1, 2012.

Do not miss this opportunity to share your best practices and/or expertise with other neighborhood advocates from around the state.

Please forward this information to all interested individuals or organizations.

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