Written by Suzanne Gunther and Nina Arce, NACEDA
A lot great things are happening in Michigan and we’re eager to share the tremendous accomplishments of Michigan’s community development sector on the national stage. Join us for the largest gathering of community development professionals in the country at People & Places 2017. Mark your calendars for May 31-June 2 in Arlington, Virginia (minutes from DC and Reagan National Airport), this peer-learning event will bring together approximately 800 community development placemakers, partners and supporters from across the country.
Call for Presenters
Do you have a passion about the work you do? Have you helped orchestrate a successful state or local policy campaign? Do you want to share your strategies and tactics with community development professionals from around the country? If so, the People & Places 2017 steering committee invites you to propose a session to present at the most diverse and inclusive community development event in the nation. Some travel assistance is available for selected presenters. To submit a proposal for a workshops, panel, roundtable discussion, or TED-style talk, respond to the Call for Presenters by Friday, February 24.
At this year’s conference, we want Michigan’s participation level to be prominent. Whether a presenter or participant, don’t miss this opportunity! You can also take advantage of TD Bank’s Non-Profit Training Resource Fund which may be used for registration costs. These funds are limited, so don’t delay in registering. It is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying non-profits.
People & Places 2017 is hosted by five national networks to inspire each other, strengthen our skills, unite our networks, and raise our voices on behalf of the communities we serve. The hosts are:
- National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations;
- National Urban League;
- National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders;
- National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development;
- and Network for Developing Conscious Communities.
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