ANNUAL CONFERENCE: October 2nd & 3rd, 2017

The Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) is proud to host the 24th Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness -- Arizona's ONLY statewide conference, bringing together homeless and housing service professionals together from all corners of our great state. 

Last year, for the first time ever, we SOLD OUT! We were excited to host over 550+ attendees representing 103 agencies or organizations across Arizona over the course of our two-day conference.


WHO: Homeless Services & Housing Professionals Statewide

In 2016, all three of Arizona's Continua of Care -- Maricopa County, Tucson/Pima, and Balance of State -- were represented in both attendance and those presenting. Just shy of half of our attendance -- 52 agencies/organizations out of 103 attending -- were made up of direct-service providers, working to aid and assist Arizona's most vulnerable in their journeys towards housing stability. Representatives from 10 municipalities and municipal agencies were present, along with representation from three of Arizona's four Council of Governments, numerous county and state agencies and programs, and local law enforcement representing Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Peoria. We were also excited to have the Arizona Department of Education's 130 Homeless School Liaisons back with us this year, coming from schools and districts from all four corners of the state. 

WHAT: Learn more about the full agenda & what you can expect 

SESSIONS
Dynamic, engaging, impactful topics that are practical for all levels of the homeless and housing services sectors, from direct-service to management. Learn more about past sessions below under 'Past Conferences,' and check out THIS YEAR'S SESSIONS on our conference app, Guidebook. 

ACCESS GUIDEBOOK IN TWO EASY WAYS:
    1. View on the web by clicking here.
    2. Download the guide to your mobile device by clicking here
      (Recommended as the Guidebook app is our main conference hub for all communications and will be the only place to access full session descriptions and speaker bios.)
ENGAGING SPEAKERS & EXPERTS
With the potential for over 8 tracks and up to 60 sessions, this annual conference experience is 
intended to strengthen Arizona’s capacity to end homelessness through strengthening provider organizations, practical application of innovative as well as time-tested strategies that have resulted in successfully ending homelessness, and building the skills of and helping professionals at all levels who are seeking to prevent and end homelessness. 
2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
DAY ONE: Dr. Tiffany Manuel, Vice President of Knowledge, Impact, and Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners
DAY TWO: Mr. Zach Brown, Executive Director, West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON
Each year, we look forward to honoring some of our state's most hardest working at the Awards of Excellence, to be held during lunch on Day Two, Tuesday, October 3rd from 12PM to 1:30PM. 
2017 HONOREES
Outstanding Achievement in Overcoming Homelessness: Ms. Jenny Coats (Our Family Services)
Volunteer of the Year: Social Justice Ministry Team of St. Patrick Catholic Community (Scottsdale)
Liaison of the Year: Ms. Marisa Castro (Marana Unified School District)
Kevin Collins Award: Ms. Melissa Leathers (Save the Family Foundation)
Business Partnership of the Year: Sodexo
Advocate of the Year: Flagstaff Front Door Collaborative 
Five Star Leader Award: Mr. Anthony Irby (Veterans Benefits Administration)
Lifetime Achievement: Mr. Arthur Sloane (Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance) 

Click HERE to see this year's and all past award winners

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
By partnering with the Arizona Housing Coalition through conference sponsorship, you can showcase your agency, project, program, initiative, or product while you network, connect, and build relationships. This annual event, which was a SELL OUT last year, draws over 550+ housing and homeless service professionals statewide. Just shy of half of the overall attendance was made up of direct-service providers who work to aid and assist Arizona’s most vulnerable in their journeys toward housing stability. Leave a lasting impact by helping us create a meaningful conference experience for the hardworking men and women at the front lines of preventing and ending homelessness throughout Arizona. 

I’m ready to sponsor! What next?

Becoming a conference sponsor is literally just a click away -- Click HERE to submit your sponsor info

Once received and processed, we will be in touch regarding next steps, including invoicing. If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations & Development Coordinator, Andriana Francini, at andriana@azhousingcoalition.org, or by calling (602) 340-9393, ext. 104. 

WHERE & WHEN: Convene with Arizona's top homeless and housing experts

Monday, October 2nd & Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration opens in TWO phases:

August 14th - August 27th: MEMBER PRE-SALE
Open to members of AZCEH and AZ Housing Alliance 
Member Pre-Sale Price: $225
(Are you a member sending 3+ individuals to the conference? You're eligible for a 10% member discount!)

August 28th - September 22nd: OPEN REGISTRATION 
Open until capacity is reached
Member Open Registration Price: $250
Non-Member (General) Registration Price: $325

    
***INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE?***
All conference volunteers will receive complimentary conference registration.
Click here for more information & to apply!

WHY: To seek an Arizona devoid of homelessness

This conference, the only statewide conference of its kind solely meant for homeless service professionals and advocates, brings together professionals from across Arizona, and the country, for a two-day event which is meant to energize and allow for idea and information sharing across Arizona about best practices in ending homelessness. 

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PAST CONFERENCES

Each year, we work hard to ensure the conference features dynamic storytellers and prominent leaders in the field of ending homelessness, offering exciting networking opportunities to the more than 500 professionals who attend the two-day event each year. Attendees represent all corners of the state, coming from diverse backgrounds, including direct-service providers, program managers, executives and board members, advocates, school liaisons, policy makers, and individuals concerned with the issues of homelessness in Arizona.

Check out our conference archive for session resources and conference photos:

2016: 23rd Annual Statewide Conference to End Homelessness

2015: 22nd Annual Statewide Conference to End Homelessness

2014: 21st Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness

2013: 20th Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness


Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization | Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029 | CONTACT
AZHC is also the proud coordinator of the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

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