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NHSDC Fall 2018 Conference

National Human Services Data Consortium

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NHSDC Registration Ticket October 17 - 18 Ended $425.00 $0.00
HMIS Data Analytics Institute - Data Maturity October 16, 2018   more info Ended $35.00 $0.00
HMIS Data Analytics Institute- Data Analytics October 16, 2018   more info Ended $35.00 $0.00
Human Services Walking Tour - October 16th Ended Free $0.00

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NHSDC Fall Conference (October 17th and October 18th) SOLD OUT

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The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) will be holding its Fall Conference on October 17th & October 18th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. The conference will start at 8:00 am on Wednesday and end at 4:30 pm on Thursday.  

This year's themeStart the Ignition: Implementing Changes for our Future

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Hotel Information:

Our group reservation rate is now available.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible before we sell out. Make your online hotel reservation today!

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, OR. 97232

$169.00 per night (not including taxes or service fees)

This rate will end when our room block sells out or on September 25, 2018, whichever comes first.  Note: Only $189 (2 QUEEN BEDS LARGER ROOM WITH BALCONY) Left

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NHSDC Fall Institute (October 16th)


HMIS Data Maturity and Data Analytics Institute


To successfully change the homeless service system and improve projects, the community needs reliable and comprehensive information. Critical to this is the ability of CoCs to examine HMIS data sets in order to find patterns and draw conclusions. Once analyzed, the results can be presented to target stakeholder groups, allowing for improved service and resource decision-making. This year, the Institute is divided into two, all day tracks from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Both are beginning to intermediate level.  The attendee will select a single track for registration and is expected to bring a laptop and power cord.  Boxed lunches will be provided. 


The Data Maturity track helps CoCs build community capacity to: connect data analytics with data-driven decision-making and dig deeper into data with stakeholders to drive system improvements. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in small group exercises to build a shared understanding of how to use data to identify factors impacting system performance, prioritize goals, and drive action planning. 


Intended Audience: CoC or HMIS data leaders


Prerequisite: Familiarity with CoC system performance measures and planning processes; HUD and USICH goals; and CoC data management tools (HMIS, HDX, APRs, etc.) 


  • Overview of System Modeling Concepts and Tools
  • Data Maturity Assessment Tool
  • Part One - Data Maturity Overview
  • Part Two - Data Action Cycle
  • Part Three - Data Story Telling


The Data Analytics track starts with an introduction to analytical tools to help CoCs improve system and project performance. The learn applied analytics concepts and basic statistical methodologies in social service settings. Explore the use of macros, advanced pivot tables, slicers, and dashboards using Excel. Understand how to structure data, build dashboards and publish. Hear from local experts that have experience using these analysis packages along with live data reporting tools. 


Intended Audience: Data analysts, HMIS System Administrators


Prerequisite: Basic Excel skills (e.g. spreadsheet organization and management, simple formulas, tables, etc.); familiarity with HMIS csv data and/or structured datasets; and knowledge of system performance measures


  • Analyzing Data for System Improvement
  • Basic/Rapid Excel Analytics
  • Intermediate Excel Analytics
  • Advanced Analytics and Community Dashboards
  • Data Analytics Next Steps


Who should attend: The Institute is limited to two representatives per CoC jurisdiction.  HMIS Vendors and technical assistance providers are asked to not register as seats are limited. If all of the sessions in a track are completed, the attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Presenter(s): SNAPS Office, HUD; Sarah Kahn, Jamie Taylor and Andrea Miller, The Cloudburst Group; Additional presenters TBA

NHSDC Fall Tour (October 16th)

Just Announced! Service Tour, Presented by Central City Concern. 10am -12pm. Register Soon


NHSDC Conference Registration Cancellation Policy 

  • All conference cancellations will incur a $25 cancellation fee.
  • In order to incur only the $25 cancellation fee, cancellation requests must be made in writing and received on or prior to thirty days before the first day of the conference.
  • No part of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received after thirty days prior to the first day of the conference.
  • Registrants may send a substitute in their place in lieu of requesting a refund.
  • Refunds may be granted on a case by case basis if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to a family death, illness or other extraordinary circumstances.
  • Please note: registration fees for cancellations may no longer be credited to future NHSDC Conferences. 

Please send your cancellations by email to Kimberly Grandstaff, by fax to 515-246-6643. You may send your cancellation by mail (USPS, UPS, FED EX) to Institute for Community Alliances, 1111 – 9th Street, Suite 245, Des Moines, IA  50314.  All mail-in conference cancellations must be received by close of business on September 25, 2018, in order to receive a full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee.  

As in past years, the NHSDC conference and institute are HUD-approved. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2018 NHSDC Fall Conference and Institute. Projects without funds designated for HMIS can use admin funds to attend this event.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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