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    • October 2, 2010 - October 5, 2010
      • Scenes from NCSHA's 2010 Annual Conference and Showplace

        Thank you to MassHousing for providing the following guides:

        Guide to Boston 2010

        Restaurant Guide



        Sheraton Boston
        39 Dalton Street
        Boston, MA 02199
        Phone: 888-627-7054
        Room Rate: $269 Single/Double
        Hotel Discount Cutoff Date: September 3
        Early Registration Deadline: September 3



        Join us in Boston for in-depth sessions across eleven program focus areas, including communications, finance, governance, homeownership, human resources, information technology, legal, management innovation, rental, special needs housing, and sustainable housing. See how HFAs and their partners are using federal recovery and other resources to transform lives as they confront some of the toughest housing challenges ever.

        Celebrate on Sunday night with your colleagues and friends from across the country at the President’s Reception at the Prudential Skywalk. Visit the 1st Annual Showplace to see the new and innovative products HFA partners are offering and to gather for a “Taste of Boston” reception on Monday night. Applaud the best work of all HFAs and congratulate the winners at Monday’s Celebratory Opening Plenary Breakfast and Annual Awards presentation. Hear an inspiring story of triumph over adversity from author and MSNBC personality Jeannette Walls. For lunch, join Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for a riveting history lesson in leadership, political economy, and successful team strategy.

        Have a topic to suggest? A speaker to recommend? Contact Cara Foran with all of your great ideas!


        Hear Jeannette Walls’ triumphant account of overcoming a difficult childhood with her dysfunctional but vibrant family, a story she first told in the New York Times bestseller, The Glass Castle. Her heartfelt tale of thriving in spite of circumstance resonates in these tumultuous times. Walls has further mined her family history in her new book, Half Broke Horses: A True Novel. Walls is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Christopher Award for helping to “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”

        Pulitzer Prize Winner Doris Kearns Goodwin provides trenchant and enthralling commentary on current events by demonstrating how history has answered questions similar to those we face today. With a deft wit and an uncanny ability to weave stories that put you “right in the room” as history occurs, Goodwin offers extraordinary insight into the lives of the leaders who have shaped the United States. Her most recent book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, inspires business and political leaders of today by teaching Lincoln’s quiet but powerful leadership qualities. Goodwin is the personmost turn to for a keen historical perspective on political and current events.

        Registration Information

        Registration must be confirmed by check, credit card, or purchase order. Registration and payment may be completed online. Make checks payable to NCSHA. Each registrant must pay in full prior to the conference. Only those who have paid in full will be admitted to conference activities, including educational sessions, the Showplace and networking events. Early registration fees apply only when payment is postmarked by Friday, September 3.

        Registration Fees

        Payment postmarked:

        By 9/3

        After 9/3

        HFA Members
        (Saturday - Tuesday)



        Affiliate Members
        (Monday - Tuesday)



        * Guest fee is for Sunday night’s reception only. All guests, including children of attendees, must have a guest badge to be admitted. NCSHA members may not register as a guest.



        Stategic Planning Pre-Conference Session




        Online registration is closed, you may register at the conference. The registration desk is located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor. Contact registration@ncsha.org with any questions.

        Strategic Planning Pre-Conference Session

        A separate registration is required for the Strategic Planning Pre-Conference Session. If you are attending the full Annual Conference, please select the Strategic Planning Pre-Conference Session under the Sessions section from the main conference registration page.

        The Strategic Planning Pre-Conference Sesssion registration fee for everyone is $150. 
        Attendance Policy

        The Annual Conference is open only to employees and board members of HFA, affiliate, and associate members of NCSHA. NCSHA members may not register as guests. For more information on becoming a member, access our membership page or contact Phaedra Stoger.

        Speaker Registration Policy
        NCSHA requires that all speakers and discussion leaders register for the conference.

        Substitution Policy
        If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, you may substitute another individual at no additional charge. The payment made for the original registrant will be applied to the replacement's registration. Substitutions are allowed at any time and must be requested in writing.

        Cancellation Policy
        Cancellations must be received in writing. Confirmation of faxed cancellations may be required. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Tuesday, September 14 or for registrants who fail to attend the conference. "No shows" will be billed the full registration fee. A $75 cancellation fee will be deducted from all approved refunds.

        Conference Admission
        Conference registration is required for all conference activities. Guest registrations apply solely to Sunday night’s reception. Showplace exhibitors must complete a separate conference registration form contained in the Showplace prospectus to receive discounts on educational sessions.

        Badge Policy
        Your name badge must be worn at all times. The badge is your ticket to all conference sessions, meals and special events including the Showplace and Sunday night’s reception. NCSHA reserves the right to deny entrance to conference events to anyone not wearing their badge.

        Special Needs/Dietary Requests
        If you have special needs under the Americans With Disabilities Act, please explain those needs in the space provided on the Registration Form or online in the ADA Needs text box on the Event Registration page. In addition, please provide information on special dietary requirements.

        Attendee List
        Attendees who register after Friday, September 24 may not appear on the conference attendee list.

        You can earn approximately 15.5 credits if you attend the entire conference. More information