Agenda


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

NCSHA’s Legislative Conference addresses the organization’s legislative priorities and provides a platform for strategizing a unified message to collectively present to Congress. A who’s who of Washington’s housing insiders, the conference brings together HFA leaders, their board members, and stakeholders. Key Congressional staff and industry leaders will discuss the issues affecting HFAs today.

AGENDA
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Monday, March 5

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Information

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
NCSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; breakfast available at 8:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NCSHA Advocacy Briefing

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Executive Directors Forum

Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; lunch available at 12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Leadership Circle Reception
Open by invitation only to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and board members and top affiliate supporters

Tuesday, March 6

7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Information

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) Board of Directors Meeting

Open to NCSHA member HFA board memberes and executive director only; breakfast available at 7:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday Plenary

12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reserved for Meetings with Members of Congress

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hill Swap Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 7

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Information

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Closing Plenary Breakfast

Seated breakfast served 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reserved for Meetings with Members of Congress

**Schedule subject to change.**

ATTENDANCE POLICY
The Legislative Conference is open to NCSHA members and HFA-sponsored nonmember stakeholders. NCSHA members may not register as guests.

For information on how to become a member, contact Phaedra Stoger at membership@ncsha.org.

REGISTRATION
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Complimentary Nonmember Stakeholder Registration
HFAs may bring up to two affordable housing industry nonmember stakeholders to the Legislative Conference at no charge. Each additional nonmember stakeholder will be charged at the HFA member registration rates above. Eligible stakeholders include state legislators, home builders, lenders, nonprofit representatives, and others who partner with HFAs to provide affordable housing. To register stakeholders, print the Registration Form and return it to NCSHA along with your payment as noted below.

Guest Registration
A special guest registration is available for $85 that admits your guest to the Monday night reception. All guests, including children of attendees, must present a guest badge to be admitted to the reception. Each guest registrant must be associated with a registered conference attendee. NCSHA members may not register as guests.

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

Press Policy
A limited number of press credentials may be issued for NCSHA conferences and events, and requests must be approved prior to issuance. Press credentials are granted to individuals who are on assignment for, or employees of, a media outlet appropriate to the coverage of affordable housing news. Please contact marketing@ncsha.org to make sure that the sessions you are interested in covering are open to the press. NCSHA reserves the right to close sessions to the press at any time.

Registration and Payment
Registering and paying online is easy. Click on the Register button above. Credit cards are accepted for online registration only. To pay by check, print your invoice and mail it with payment to NCSHA. Make checks payable to NCSHA.

You can also register by fax or mail by printing the Registration Form and returning it to NCSHA along with your payment.

Each registrant must pay in full prior to the conference. Only those who have paid in full will be admitted to conference activities.

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

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 Thursday, February 15, or for registrants who fail to attend the conference. "No shows" will be billed the full registration fee. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted from all approved refunds.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Conference Admission

Your name badge must be worn at all times. It is your ticket to sessions, meals, Washington Housing Partners Reception, and other networking events applicable to your registration category.

Attire and Climate
Business attire is appropriate for all conference activities. In March, Washington, DC, temperatures typically range from the mid 50s during the day to the low 30s at night. Hotel meeting room temperatures may vary; a sweater is recommended.

Attendee List
Attendees who register after Wednesday, February 28, may not appear on the conference attendee list.

Photography Policy
Registration and attendance at or participation in NCSHA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to NCSHA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image. Please contact Lisa Bowman at lbowman@ncsha.org if you have questions about this policy.

Questions
Contact registration@ncsha.org with any registration questions.