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VSNC Call for Presentations

Posted March 23, 2018 at 9:03 AM


March 16, 2018


The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90-minute workshop proposals for presentation at the 19th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 14-15, 2018 in Portsmouth, VA. Proposals are being accepted for adult and youth café workshops (13-18 years old). The theme for this year’s conference is: Waves of Opportunity, Oceans of Success in Virginia’s Neighborhoods.

Proposals should focus on the theme and be submitted using the following format:

Workshop Title: Please suggest a concise, attention getting title for your workshop.

Description: Please write a short description of your workshop for the program booklet no more than 150 words in length. What is your workshop’s main goal?

Work Objectives, Goals, and Expected Outcome: Objectives, goals, and outcomes of the proposed workshop (no more than 400 words).

Session Format: (Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc.)

Facilitator(s): Please inform workshop coordinator if there is a change in facilitators.

  • Name:
  • Organization/Affiliation:
  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • Presenters Bio:

Target Audience: Describe the target audience and an estimation of the number of participants of the proposed workshop.

Technology: Presenters are responsible for bringing all electronic equipment (laptop, projector, extension cords) needed for the workshop. AV screens and carts will be available in all workshop rooms. Please provide handouts (50) for your workshop attendees. Note: Because many attendees do not have computers, handouts are necessary. Please contact us if you need support with this.

Evaluation: Would you like comments on your conference workshop from attendees? Yes/No

All workshop submissions are due by 5:00 pm on April 6, 2018. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Selected presentations are notified via emails in May with time and day of presentation. Workshop presenters are responsible for registration and hotel cost if attending the conference.

Please address your proposal to Brittany A Bailey, VSNC Workshop Chair at For additional information regarding the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, visit the conference website at