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2017 Conference Workshop Proposal Application - Deadline Extended Until Friday, April 14, 2017

Posted February 23, 2017 at 3:27 PM


February 13, 2017

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90 minute workshop proposals for presentations at the 18th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 22-23, 2017 at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump Hotel in Glen Allen, VA. Proposals are being accepted for both adult and Youth Cafe' (13-18) years old). The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Building Coalitions to Create Healthy, Vibrant Communities’.

Proposals should focus on the theme and be submitted using the following format:

Workshop Title: Please suggest a concise, attention getting title for your workshop.

Description: Please write a short description of your workshop for the program booklet no more than 150 words in length. What is your workshop’s main goal?

Work Objectives, Goals, and Expected Outcome: Objectives, goals, and outcomes of the proposed workshop (no more than 400 words).

Session Format: (Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc.)

Facilitator(s): Please inform workshop coordinator if there is a change in facilitators.
Facilitator(s) Bio:

Target Audience: Describe the target audience and an estimation of the number of participants of the proposed workshop.

Handouts: Workshop presenters must provide handouts of presentation to workshop attendees.

Technology: Presenters are responsible for bringing all electronic equipment (laptop, projector, extension cords) needed for the workshop. AV screens and carts will be available in all workshop rooms.

Evaluation: Please advise if you would like to receive feedback comments from your conference workshop attendees?

Submissions: All workshop submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Friday April 14, 2017. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Selected presentations are notified via emails in June with time and day of presentation. Workshop presenters are responsible for registration and hotel cost if attending the conference.

Please email your proposal to Brittany A Bailey, VSNC Workshop Chair at

Questions: Please email or call Brittany A Bailey at (757) 664-7403.

For additional information: Visit the conference website at for additional information regarding the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc.


VSNC announces site of 18th Annual Conference

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:14 PM

February 8, 2017


The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC) Planning Committee is proud to announce that the Short Pump, Virginia has been chosen as the site for the 18th annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference taking place at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump Hotel on September 22-23, 2017.

The theme of the conference is "Building Coalitions to Create Healthy, Vibrant Communities”. Attendees from neighborhoods and municipalities across our Commonwealth will come together to learn best practices for addressing neighborhood issues of the times, attend informative workshops, network with one another, and share experiences and information toward building stronger communities.

In addition, the Youth Café will be offered to participating youth for them to learn how to become contributing members of their community, facilitate constructive changes and create opportunities for themselves and friends.

Finally, the 2017 conference will continue to solicit nominations from neighborhoods, individuals and youth from across Virginia to recognize the commitment, time, and energy of those who tirelessly volunteer to make their neighborhoods the places they are proud to call home at the annual VSNC Awards Luncheon. These awards have been presented since 2000 as a collective “thank you” to those nominated neighborhoods and individuals, and are the only statewide awards given to neighborhood organizations and individuals for their neighborhood self-help initiatives.

We hope you will plan to join us in Short Pump, Virginia as we continue to work together making all neighborhoods across Virginia - neighborhoods of choice!

To request additional conference information or to learn more about the 2015 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, write VSNC, Inc., PO Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, email, or visit our website at