Thank you for your interest in submitting a session for the 21st Annual Building Michigan Communities Conference.
We offer two-and-a-half days of informative, educational sessions with leading industry professionals and special guests.
Our attendees come from the nonprofit, homeless and supportive service provider, developer, local and state government and lender industries.
During the conference our 1,300 attendees have the opportunity to visit with sponsors and exhibitors in our tradeshow, select from the
over 100 sessions offered and attend the plenary sessions that in the past have included industry experts and inspirational messages.
Who should attend?
Developers, homeless service providers, property managers, investors, syndicators, architects, real estate professionals, lenders, accountants, attorneys, government officials, nonprofit organizations – anyone who is passionate about affordable housing and the people living in it
, interested in growing professionally, and interested in shaping the future of our industry.
The conference planning committee is taking active steps to make changes to the program to enhance the learner experience
based on the feedback from conference attendees. The committee has made the following a priority for the 2019 conference;
increasing the amount and availability of affordable housing; creative uses of financing and leveraging financial resources; equity and
inclusion; and community engagement.
We are looking for sessions that relate to the following areas:
Residential real estate development (with a focus on improving the availability of affordable housing)
- Multifamily development
- Single family development
- Preventing and Ending Homelessness
- Social and Supportive Services - (sessions focusing on the support people and households need to access and maintain affordable housing and escape the cycle of poverty – such as homeownership counseling, financial empowerment, etc.)
Community Economic Development - this encompasses a wide-array of topics. Including:
Equity and inclusion; historic preservation; social justice; neighborhood revitalization; small business development; combating displacement; workforce development and sustainability/infrastructure
- Organizational Development / Best Practices
- Policy and Advocacy
Proposals for all audience levels are welcomed, from introductory to advanced level materials, and in a variety of formats. Sessions that are interactive and dynamic are encouraged. Please note the following:
- Sessions will be 60 minutes
- Presentations must include time for some Q & A at the end.
- The BMCC Planning Committee will provide ALL moderators.
If you wish to submit a proposal, please use the link below. Please include the following items:
- Session title*
- A narrative description that includes the purpose, topics to be covered, and what participants will learn in the session. Please provide as much information as possible.*
- A summary description that is 75 words or less.*
- Name, title, and organization of the proposed presenters. Note: there should not be more than three presenters for each session.
- Target Audience (multi-family developers, single family developers, homeless service providers, nonprofit organizations, lenders, local government officials or staff, realtors, etc.)
- Learning level (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
- Interactivity - Describe how the session will be interactive or will engage participants. Please include at least two questions that could be asked during the Q & A. These can be used by the moderator to jump start the Q & A if necessary.
- Presentation style
*The session title and descriptions must be clearly consistently describing the same session – and they must accurately represent the content that is proposed for presentation. The BMCC Planning Committee retains the right to edit the title and descriptions as necessary.
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