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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Conference Ticket, April 26 - 27, 2012 $375.00 $0.00
Continuum of Care Tour   more info Free $0.00

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NHSDC is thrilled at the tremendous response by community members to our Spring Conference, “Leveraging information and technology to solve real-world problems” in Chicago, IL.  We have reached capacity and have sold out!.

Conference sessions are on April 26th and 27th. The Conference registration is $375.00 and includes a variety of sessions and materials, as well as continental breakfast and lunch both Thursday and Friday.

Conference Agenda:

Our schedule has been finalized and we have some great speakers.  Here is the schedule and a full list of session descriptions: Spring 2012 Conference Brochure.

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Ho

We are thrilled to have Jennifer Ho, the Deputy Director at the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. In her first six months at USICH, she shepherded the development of the Opening Doors, the nation’s first‐ever comprehensive federal plan to prevent and end homelessness. Jennifer is the USICH liaison to 13 federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and Agriculture, and the Social Security Administration, and she is the point person on issues related to family and youth, as well as chronic homelessness. Jennifer also works on increasing access to mainstream assistance programs (including Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, TANF and Supplemental Nutrition Programs), and increasing their role in preventing and reducing homelessness. Her background in health care is helping to translate the enormous impact of health reform to the task of ending homelessness.

Guest Speaker: Noah Iliinsky

NHSDC is excited to present Noah Iliinsky in this year’s lineup of speakers for the Spring Conference.  Noah is planning a two part session on effective data visualization.  The first session will be a jumpstart lesson on how to get from a blank page and a pile of data to a useful data visualization. It will focus on the design process.  The second session builds on the first, walking through the previously-discussed process with coaching and conversations about your specific data and audience.  For the second session, attendees can bring data sets on their laptop and learn how to best connect with your audience.  To learn more about Noah Iliinsky check out his recent session at the 2012 Strata Conference.


Other Confirmed Conference Sessions Include:

  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Effective Data Visualization, Noah Iliinsky, Complex Diagrams
  • Putting Actionable Information into your Outcome Reports, Barb Ritter, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
  • Using Mixed Data Submission Methods to Create Cumulative Reports Across Continua for Statewide Use, Dr. Rob Tripp, Carolina Homeless Information Network
  • Building the Data Systems for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND), Brian Sokol, Abt Associates
  • How to Automate Your Work with AutoHotKey, Genelle Denzin, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
  • Rural Statistical Generation and Analysis, James Wheeler, Cumberland Regional Development Corp.

Pre-Conference Activity on April 25th:

Continuum of Care Tour: SOLD OUT.  The CoC Tour will showcase four agencies with a long history of providing various services to individuals in Chicago. Catholic Charities has implemented several data-driven initiatives, and will feature a tour of the Homeless Prevention Call Center housed there. During stops at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Mercy Housing Lakefront, those on the tour will learn about the extensive and recent experience both agencies have had with implementing new databases. The tour will end with a visit to Housing Opportunities for Women to learn about a pilot database project for coordinated access, an effort being led by the Corporation for Supportive Housing. The tour will depart promptly at 12:00pm from the hotel lobby and return at 5:00pm.

Conference Hotel:

We have sold out our room block at the conference site, Doubletree Chicago.

Here is a list of nearby hotels:

  • Inn in Chicago, (312) 787-3100, http://www.innofchicago.com/
  • Embassy Suites Lakefront, (312) 836-5900
  • W Chicago Lakeshore, (312) 943-9200

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