ANNUAL CONFERENCE: October 2nd & 3rd, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHERE & WHEN: Convene with Arizona's top homeless and housing experts
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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.
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: