Archives for February 2019

VSNC Announces Changes to Conference Registration Rates

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM

February 20, 2019


Since 1999, Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. has created an annual statewide neighborhood conference for attendees to learn best practices for building neighborhoods of choice in communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

During this time, the financial support provided by our conference sponsors has been vital toward allowing the conference registration fee to be kept intentionally low to allow anyone with the desire to attend. Unfortunately the cost of providing the conference has grown over the years as the current registration fee only covers 45% of the overall conference cost.

As such, in order to keep the conference viable for years to come, the VSNC, Inc. Board of Directors has decided to raise the conference registration fee to $100 for adults and $85 for youth beginning in 2019.

The Board understands the financial hardship this increase might create for future conference attendees. But the Board also reminds future attendees of the excellent value they will continue to receive from attending this annual statewide neighborhood conference – the educational workshops, the mobile workshops, the motivational and innovative speakers, the engaging youth activities, the networking opportunities, the variety of meals, and the only statewide neighborhood award recognition event held in Virginia.

The VSNC, Inc. Board of Directors and Planning Conference Committee thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the 20th Anniversary Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference in Roanoke!

For additional conference information or to learn more about the 2019 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, write VSNC, Inc., PO Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, email, or visit our website at

VSNC is now Accepting Workshop Proposals

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM

February 14, 2019


The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Planning Committee is now accepting 90-minute workshop proposals for presentation at the 20th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference scheduled for September 13-14, 2019 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA. Workshop proposals are being accepted for adult and Youth Café workshops (for attendees 13-18 years old).

The theme for this year’s conference is:

20 YEARS Empowering Neighborhoods To Make A Difference!

Proposals should focus on the conference 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 use in the program booklet with no more than 150 words in length. What is your workshop’s main goal?

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

Session Format: Debate, panel discussion, lecture, etc. Include the target audience and an estimation of the number of attendees of the proposed workshop.

  • Name:

  • Organization/Affiliation:

  • Address:

  • Phone:

  • Email:

  • Presenter’s Biography:

Please inform VSNC, Inc. Workshop Co-chair if there is a facilitator change prior to presenting at the conference.

Technology: Presenters are responsible for bringing all electronic equipment (laptop, projector, extension cords) needed for their workshop. AV screens and carts will be available in all workshop rooms. Note: Because many of our conference attendees do not have computers, handouts are necessary. Please come prepared to provide copies of your presentation and/or handouts to your workshop attendees. VSNC, Inc. will provide you with the number of handouts needed as workshop attendance counts are finalized. Please contact us if you need assistance with the preparation of your copies.

Workshop Evaluation: Workshop attendees will be provided with an opportunity to evaluate the workshops they attend. Would you like to receive comments on your conference workshop from attendees? Yes/No

Have you presented at the VSNC, Inc. annual conference before? Yes/No______ If yes, what year? ________

All workshop submissions are due by 5:00 pm on April 30th, 2019. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Selected presentations are notified via email in May with time and day of presentation. Workshop presenters are responsible for registration and lodging costs if attending the conference.

Please submit all proposals to Betsy Doud, VSNC, Inc. Workshop Co-chair by email to

For additional information regarding the annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, please visit the conference website at