Archives for February 2015

SunTrust Foundation To Host Dinner Reception Onboard Spirit of Norfolk

Posted February 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Cruise ShipThe 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce that this year's Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Norfolk, VA on September 24-25, 2015 will include a very special conference dinner reception on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Conference attendees will be honored with a reception dinner on board the Spirit of Norfolk, a mega yacht where they will enjoy a freshly prepared all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, on board DJ entertainment, casino-type gaming tables, and access to the rooftop lounge for unforgettable views of the Naval Base and Norfolk skyline while cruising along the Norfolk waterfront and networking with other conference attendees from across Virginia! We hope you will plan to join us in Norfolk, Virginia for this year's conference as we continue to work together in making Virginia's neighborhoods - neighborhoods of choice!

2015 VSNC Call for Presentations

Posted February 4, 2015 at 10:27 AM


February 3, 2015

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90 minute workshop proposals for presentations at the 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 24-25, 2015 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, VA. The theme for this year’s conference is Creating Neighborhood Connections: People, Purpose and Passion.

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

  • Workshop Information:
    • Title
    • Description (50-60 words maximum as this will be used to prepare the conference registration and
    • Extended description - up to 300 words - including earning objectives
    • Session Format (i.e. Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc.)
    • Audiovisual Equipment to be used
    • Presenters Bio
    • Topic area being addressed
  • Presenters Information
    • Name / title
    • Company / Organization
    • Address, City, State, Zip
    • Phone: Daytime, Evening, Fax
    • Email Address
    • Would you like comments from your conference workshop from attendees? (Yes No)

Workshops will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 or Friday, September 25, 2015. Presenters must be available the entire day until actual workshop time is confirmed. Presenters must have handouts (50) for participating attendees. 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.

Please address your proposal and mail to:

Brittany A Bailey, VSNC Workshop Chair
City of Norfolk
Huntersville Neighborhood Service Center 830 Goff Street
Norfolk, VA 23504

or email to:

Proposals are due by April 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Submissions received after the deadline or with missing information may not be considered. For additional information, visit the conference website at