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2019 NBN Conference & Awards Ceremony

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Old Dominion University, Webb Center

1526 West 49th Street

Norfolk, VA 23508

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Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Conference! This year's conference will be held at Old Dominion University's Webb Center on June 22, 2019.

The theme of this year's conference is Won't You Be My Neighbor. As always, this conference supports the belief that Neighbors Build Neighborhoods. The NBN Conference is an opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and tools to help your neighborhood in a fun and interactive setting.

This year's event will feature Virginia Delegate Jay Jones as our plenary speaker. Delegate Jones is a lifelong resident of Norfolk and is actively engaged in local organizations. He'll speak on who has positively influenced him, especially those who exemplify the values of Mr. Rogers, and how neighborhoods can embrace diversity.

Jay Jones

Along with the opening plenary, we'll have engaging and insightful breakout sessions for adults and youth. From 10 am to noon, you can choose from three sessions :

  • Bridging the Gap: What Generational Diversity Brings to Your Community In a city as age-diverse as the City of Norfolk, understanding the value of generational diversity in your neighborhood, civic league or community organization is important. Let’s discuss how generational diversity can help your organization or neighborhood, share some effective ways to engage different generations, and discover how to overcome obstacles to achieving generational diversity.

  • Transformational Leadership: Challenge, Inspire, Enable, Model & Encourage! As civic leagues look toward the future, we see many new presidents and board members emerging. Many times, the tasks of new leadership are challenging due to the perceptions of expectations from the previous “Heads of State”. Maybe you’ve had a forever president in office for several years or you experience quick turnaround or low participation on your board. Let’s talk about how transitioning leadership works in various civic leagues and share successes and challenges.

  • Thinking Bigger This course is a primer for those wanting to expand their neighborhood organization’s resources and ability to tackle bigger challenges. It will cover three topics: 1) Entry level funding sources (who they are and what is usually required), 2) Solicitation rules in Virginia, 3) Organizational resources from Tidewater Community College for taking next steps. The course will review the steps to become a designated 501(c) organization; it will not provide a complete step-by-step filling out each piece of IRS paperwork, as it may require legal tax advice.

At 12:30 pm, the NBN awards will be presented for the followng categories: Neighborhood Champion, Unsung Hero, Best Neighborhood Partner, Youth Civic Participation, Best Overall Neighborhood, and Exemplary Employee. Join the celebration as we recognize those who make a difference in Norfolk.

Everyone who registers for the conference will be entered into the drawing for a Kindle. The winner will be announced at the awards luncheon! Must be present to win.

Please register below as an adult or student or purchase a reserved table.

Parking is available in the 49th Street Stadium Garage at no cost. The Webb Center is across the street from the garage.

The cost for the conference is $10. This covers breakfast, lunch, and workshops. VIP Tables for eight are also available.

Registration and breakfast are from 8:15 am to 9 am followed by a one-hour plenary session. You'll have the option of selecting from various workshops to attend before the awards luncheon which starts at 12:30 pm.

You can pay online via credit card or at the door via cash, credit card, or money order. No personal checks will be accepted.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can send questions/concerns to neighborhoodengage@norfolk.gov or call 757.664.6770.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

The printed ticket is optional.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please contact us at neighborhoodengage@norfolk.gov or call 757.664.4080.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you are unable to attend the event, please give your printed ticket to the person who will attend in your place.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Can I register the day of the event?

Yes. The cost is the same. You can pay using a credit/debit card, cash, or money order. No checks will be accepted.

Can I register for more than one person?

Yes. If you register online, you can register and pay for each person individually or register multiple people at one time. If you register multiple people at one time, the registrations will all appear under your name.

Can I reserve a table?

Yes! A limited number of tables are available for purchase. These tables come with reserved seating for eight and VIP recognition at the conference.

Do I have to register each person who will be at the table?

No. You can complete the group form online, notify us via email at neighborhoodengage@norfolk.gov, or by phone at 757.664.6770.

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