Indiana Housing & Homelessness Conference

August 23, 2018 @ 9:00AM — August 24, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Join us for two days of learning & sharing with thought leaders, practitioners, & advocates in homelessness.

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Indiana's inaugural conference on housing & homelessness best practices & fundamental topics.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP) and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) present the inaugural Indiana Housing & Homelessness Conference. Through the conference, you will develop a better understanding of how to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and ways to enhance internal organizational capacity so we can better prevent and end homelessness statewide.

This will be a two-day event, with both days featuring different topics and itineraries. This inaugural event will equip attendees with a greater knowledge base on the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Prevention
  • Resource Development and Fundraising
  • Special Homeless Populations
  • Strategic Collaborations
  • Permanent Housing
  • Re-Entry

Registration for the 2018 Indiana Housing & Homelessness Conference is now open. Registration includes access to all education sessions and meals for each day. Conference registration does not include hotel or travel costs. Please make sure to register for the conference before booking travel and accommodations.

You can now book at the Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel. Room rates begin at $119.00 plus taxes. *Discounted rates are available through Monday, July 23, 2018 or until the hotel room block is sold out. You can make your reservations now by calling 317-587-2701. You can also book your reservation online by clicking here.

  • *Reference Group Code 2332491 to receive the discounted rate.

Thursday, August 23 Itinerary - SOLD OUT

Pre-Conference Registration (9:00am – 10:00am)

  • Pre-registered participants will sign in, receive name badges, and pickup program booklets at the Hotel Lobby Entry way.
  • Continental breakfast will be available in between breakout rooms (Crooked Stick and Eagle Creek) on the 10th Floor.
  • The first 60 attendees signed in will also receive a free copy of our speaker Mike Bensi's book, The Success of Failure.

Concurrent Morning Sessions 1 (10:00am - 11:00am)

  • Mike Bensi - Leadership Topic
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • Barb Poppe - National Prevention Topic
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

Concurrent Morning Sessions 2 (11:15am – 12:15pm)

  • Christy Shepherd - Leadership Topic
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • PPI - Eviction Trends in Indianapolis Topic
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek
Lunch (12:15pm – 1:15pm)
  • A buffet lunch will be available in between both breakout rooms on the 10th Floor. No sessions during lunch. Networking opportunity.

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

Extended Afternoon Session (1:15pm – 4:00pm)

  • Ann Oliva and Barb Poppe - Leadership Topic
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick

Afternoon Breakout Session 1 (1:15pm – 2:30pm)

  • Jeremy Greenlee - Youth Trafficking Topic
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

Afternoon Breakout Session 2 (2:45pm – 4:00pm)

  • Danielle Bagg-Wireman & Emily Bair - SOAR Process Topic
  • Rom Location: Eagle Creek

Friday, August 24 Itinerary

Pre-Conference Registration / Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am)

  • Pre-registered participants will sign in, receive name badges, and pickup program booklets in the Hotel Lobby Entry way.
  • Breakfast will be available directly outside the Carmel Ballroom until the end of the Breakfast Plenary session.
Breakfast Plenary (9:00am – 9:45am)

  • Lloyd Pendleton - Ending CH in Utah
  • Room Location: Carmel Ballroom
Concurrent Morning Sessions 1 (10:00am – 11:30am)

  • Amanda Lopez – Using Data to Tell Your Story
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • Tonya Monier; Crystal Haslett; Tracy Beer; and Erin Brown - Working with Special Homeless Populations (Youth)
  • Room Location: Monument
  • Marcella Maguire; Stan DeKemper; Ray Lay; and Rodney Stockment - Access to Recovery Supports
  • Room Location: Fountain Square
  • Heather Muller and Ann Oliva - Transforming Our Homeless Systems to Achieve the Goal of Ending Homelessness
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

Concurrent Morning Sessions 2 (11:45am – 12:35pm)

  • Gayl Killough – Impact of Redlining on the Homeless
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • Marcella Maguire – Partnering with the State's Managed Care Entities
  • Room Location: Monument
  • Melvin Burks; Tatu Brown; Stacey Totten; Joe Emily Owens; and Melissa Hutchens - Reality after Release
  • Room Location: Fountain Square
  • Julia Kathary; Rose Scovel; Jenni White; and Carrie Stephens – Housing Toolbox: Strategies to Stabilize Housing for Targeted Populations
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

Lunch (12:35pm – 1:05pm)

  • A buffet lunch will be available in the foyer on the 1st Floor outside the Carmel Ballroom. There will be a thirty-minute time allowance to get food and find a seat for the Lunch Plenary session. Lunch will be available until the conclusion of the Lunch Plenary session at 2:00pm.

Lunch Plenary (1:05pm – 2:00pm)

  • Ann Oliva – Leadership Topic
  • Room Location: Carmel Ballroom
Concurrent Afternoon Sessions 1 (2:15pm – 3:05pm)

  • Bryan Dysert and Matthew Gaudin - Legal Issues Facing Veterans
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar and Adam Murphy - Strategies for Engaging Private Landlords
  • Room Location: Monument
  • Dr. Chelsea Haring-Cozzi; Brooke Daunhauer; Dr. Eric Grommon; and Kelsie Stringham-Marquis – Dismantling Housing Barriers for Justice-Involved Individuals
  • Room Location: Fountain Square
  • Lloyd Pendleton – Champions
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions 2 (3:20pm – 4:10pm)

  • Ian Kozak and Jamie Taylor – Technology for Multi-Source Data Integration, Analysis and Coordinated Entry
  • Room Location: Crooked Stick
  • Melissa Burgess; Bryan Carpenter; and Amanda Derr – Collaborative Approach to Serving Those Most Vulnerable Experiencing Homelessness
  • Room Location: Monument
  • Ray Lay – Housing as a Springboard to Better Health
  • Room Location: Fountain Square
  • Aaron Carmichael – Fundraising 101: Practical Steps for Fundraising Excellence
  • Room Location: Eagle Creek

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