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NHSDC Fall 2019 Conference

National Human Services Data Consortium

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NHSDC Registration Ticket October 16 - 17 Oct 1, 2019 $500.00 $0.00
NHSDC Fall Data Institute - System Performance Analysis and Improvement: Starring Stella P October 15th 10 AM- 5PM   more info Oct 1, 2019 $40.00 $0.00
Pre-Conference Workshop: Dashboard Design: Illuminating System Impact October 15th 10 AM-5 PM   more info Oct 15, 2019 $40.00 $0.00

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The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) will be holding its Fall Conference on October 16th & October 17th, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol. The conference will start at 8:00 am on Wednesday and end at 4:30 pm on Thursday.  

This year's theme: Solving and Impacting Communities with Data

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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!




701 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

$209 per night (not including taxes or service fees)

This rate will end when our room block sells out or on September 23, 2019, whichever comes first.  

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* Note: Please ONLY Register for ONE Pre-Conference Workshop***

*PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP* NHSDC Fall Data Institute - System Performance Analysis and Improvement: Starring Stella P

October 15th 10am- 5pm

Achieving goals for preventing and ending homelessness requires a commitment by CoC and HMIS leadership to use their data to optimize systems of care. This pre-institute will introduce the Stella Performance (P) module (key concepts, available data, and functionality), along with strategies for building a stronger performance culture within your community. It will draw on a ‘performance analysis and improvement framework’ to guide communities through 4 core steps for moving data into action using Stella P:

  1. Analyze performance data - leverage Stella P in conjunction with other data sources to isolate and prioritize areas of the system for improvement
  2. Interpret the results - draw sound conclusions and identify and prioritize factors contributing to performance results
  3. Design data-informed improvement strategies - craft high-impact strategies to expand best practices and address problem areas
  4. Implement and Evaluate strategies - establish improvement goals and action plans; monitor outcomes and course correct as needed to achieve the desired results

Participants will model the local application of the performance analysis and improvement framework, through experiential exercises using Stella P.

Target Audience:

We encourage CoC and HMIS Leadership to participate together to reinforce local application of the techniques and knowledge gained through the session.


To support collaborative participation, each community may register a maximum of 1 CoC Lead representative and 1 HMIS Lead agency representative in this institute. Due to space limitations and targeting this audience, registration will not be open to consultants, HMIS software vendors, or technical assistance providers. The presentation slides and ancillary materials will be made available after the training.


*PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP* Dashboard Design: Illuminating System Impact

October 15th 10am - 5pm

If you’re purely after facts, please buy yourself the phone directory of Manhattan. It has four million times correct facts. But it doesn’t illuminate.” ― Werner Herzog


It was not so long ago that the utility of the Homeless Management Information System could be summarized by the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).  For many, the aggregate results of the System Performance Measures (SPMs) represent a level of analysis our communities had not previously seen.  SPMs have aided communities in developing an appreciation for the information that summary analytics can provide. They are so much more than we have ever had before and so it is easy to believe that those results are enough to develop informed policy and to declare decisions as being “data-driven.”  


However, if you have tried to set policy in response to these metrics, you are likely very much aware that the SPMs are designed to tell HUD what they need to know as they work to understand homelessness across over 400 continuums.  The SPMs are not designed to help your community understand its system and quickly make changes.  By using a different HUD-standard dataset, though, you can learn to leverage data dashboards to provide your community with the information needed to understand, consume, and act in response to the data in your community.

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, 2019, in order to receive a full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee.  


As in the past, this conference is HUD-approved. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the CoC and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2019 NHSDC/HUD Spring Conference. Projects without funds designated for HMIS can use admin funds to attend this event.


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701 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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