Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference: Call for Proposals

The Alliance for Children and Families and the Center for the Study of Social Policy are pleased to announce a Call for Presentations for the 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Now in its fourth year, the conference will bring together stakeholders in comprehensive community building and will focus on leveraging federal, philanthropic and local investments to ensure success and sustainability. The conference will take place July 24-25 in Washington, DC and will include 20 workshops, three plenary sessions and two keynote speakers.

Want to highlight the work going on in your community? The NRI Conference is currently accepting proposals for workshop presentations that address one or more of the following areas of interest:

Measuring that Matters
  • Exploring approaches to using data for learning and accountability
  • Generating evidence to support and sustain neighborhood revitalization 
  • Sharing data and systems for making meaning from data & analysis
Frontiers of Knowledge
  • Presentations on innovative solutions in comprehensive neighborhood building informed by recent research
  • Areas of interest include brain science, two-generation approaches, green technology, job creation, sustainability, food systems, etc.
Engaging All Voices
  • Neighbor/resident engagement, with an emphasis on how engagement leads to better results, sustainability and resiliency of the work
Innovative Financing Approaches
  • Neighborhood initiatives partnering with philanthropy and government to form innovative and sustainable approaches to financing
  • Projects that draw on the long history of neighborhood building while harnessing the current momentum for place-based initiatives
Partnering With Purpose
  • Insights into how diverse partnerships are structured and governed at the neighborhood level
  • Incorporating diverse stakeholder audiences and diverse investors
  • Other relevant topic areas not listed above

Proposals must be submitted in PDF or Word format to Maureen Richey at mrichey@alliance1.org no later than March 21, 2014. Workshop proposals will be rated on their relevance to the field, the extent to which they address issues of equity, target audiences, clarity, originality and collaboration with other presenters and content experts. You will be notified no later than Monday, April 7 if your workshop has been selected for inclusion in the conference.

Check out the Call for Proposals for more information about the conference and proposal submission requirements.

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