Schedule & Sessions

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE 2019 LOUISIANA HOUSING CONFERENCE?

Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with individuals from all housing sectors in the state.

As an all-encompassing housing conference, CONNECTIONS will cover an array of topics designed to put housing first. The conference will kickoff on April 2 at the Hilton Convention Center in Downtown Baton Rouge with the Regional Roundtables. On day two, April 3 we will conduct a series of concurrent breakout sessions as part of our 6 track housing series. Finally, to bring it all together we will then convene one last time on April 4, for an open dialogue of what we’ve learned at the Community Connections panel. View the full conference schedule and sessions below.

DAY 1

April 2, 2019

9:00am-1:00pm

Conference Registration

(Open throughout the duration of the conference.)

9:00am-10:00am

Pre-Conference Meeting

Governor's Council on Homelessness Meeting

Creating new solutions to end homelessness requires thinking outside of the box. Come learn about Home Together a new strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. Home Together was created by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

10:00am-11:30am

Homelessness Working Group Meeting 

The Homelessness Working Group (HWG) is the statewide working group of Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership and state departmental stakeholder and convenes on a quarterly basis to discuss statewide homeless housing as well as service policies and practices.

 

1:00pm-1:30pm

Opening Remarks

1:30pm-2:45pm

 

Understanding Louisiana’s Housing Needs: How Data Drives Decisions

The mission of the Louisiana Housing Corporation is to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe affordable, energy-efficient housing and related services. Everyday, this ongoing challenge is met by analyzing the latest data and research to formulate housing policies and develop programs.

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Speakers:
E. Keith Cunningham, Jr.
Louisiana Housing Corporation 

Bradley R. Sweazy
Louisiana Housing Corporation

Janel A. Young
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, LHC

Speakers:
James Richardson, Ph.D.
Alumni Professor of Economics and Public Administration

Roy Heidelberg
Louisiana State University 

Matthew Doherty
Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

2:45pm-3:00pm

Intermission (15 Min)

3:00pm-5:00pm

Housing First Roundtable

It’s time to talk about what really works in affordable housing. The Roundtable is purposefully designed to combine and connect thought leaders from varied disciplines to share information about barriers, examine resources, and discuss holistic community-driven affordable housing solutions.

Speakers:
James Richardson, Ph.D.
Alumni Professor of Economics and Public Administration

Roy Heidelberg
Louisiana State University 

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5:30pm-7:30pm

Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

PRESENTED BY ENTERGY LOUISIANA
(By Invitation Only)

DAY 2

April 3, 2019

7:30am-8:00am

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:00am-8:30am

Partner Remarks
Presented by Hancock Whitney

8:45am-10:00am

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

You're invited to attend one of our concurrent breakout sessions, aimed at delivery you content specific to your industry needs. Choose from one our tracks: Community Connections, Compliance, Energy Empowerment, Homelessness Solutions, Homeownership, Housing Development. View the full session descriptions below.

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10:15am-10:30am

Intermission (15 Min)

10:15am-11:30am

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

You're invited to attend one of our concurrent breakout sessions, aimed at delivery you content specific to your industry needs. Choose from one our tracks: Community Connections, Compliance, Energy Empowerment, Homelessness Solutions, Homeownership, Housing Development. View the full session descriptions below.

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11:45pm-1:45pm

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON & COMMUNITY AWARDS

Fireside Chat

Gov. John Bel Edwards joins LHC Executive Director E. Keith Cunningham, Jr. for a one-on-one discussion about affordable housing and community development.

Keynote: The Spirit of Community

NFL Veteran and Hall of Famer Pastor Aeneas Williams

Community Connections Champion Awards

Presented by Atmos Energy

1:45pm-2:00pm

Intermission (30 Min)

2:00pm-3:15pm

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

You're invited to attend one of our concurrent breakout sessions, aimed at delivery you content specific to your industry needs. Choose from one our tracks: Community Connections, Compliance, Energy Empowerment, Homelessness Solutions, Homeownership, Housing Development. View the full session descriptions below.

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3:15pm-3:30pm

Intermission (30 Min)

3:30pm-4:45pm

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

You're invited to attend one of our concurrent breakout sessions, aimed at delivery you content specific to your industry needs. Choose from one our tracks: Community Connections, Compliance, Energy Empowerment, Homelessness Solutions, Homeownership, Housing Development. View the full session descriptions below.

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5:30pm-7:00pm

Networking Reception

DAY 3

April 4, 2019

7:30am-8:30am

BREAKFAST

8:30am-9:00am

Partner Remarks

PRESENTED BY LATTER & BLUM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC

8:30am-10:00am

Are We Ready? Enhancing Our Disaster Response, Restoration, and Resiliency

It’s time to explore how public-private entities work together in the wake of disaster. During this session we will tackle how the state responds to disaster, the roles and responsibilities of each agency, the impact of flood insurance, and assisting our most vulnerable residents.

10:00am-10:15am

Intermission (15 Min)

10:15am-11:45am

Community Roundup

For two days, we’ve have the opportunity to explore how we can improve the state of housing as an individual and from a regional perspective. Now it’s time for an open dialogue about what we’ve learned, to share thoughts and ideas, and ask the tough questions about improving affordable housing in the State of Louisiana.

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11:45am-12:00pm

Closing Remarks

12:00pm-1:00pm

Explore Downtown Baton Rouge

(Connections is officially over.)

1:00pm-3:00pm

Post-Conference Meetings (Members Only)

Louisiana Services Network Data Consortium (LSNDC) Board Meeting
It’s time time of year again for the LSNDC’s bi-monthly board meeting. Join LSNDC for this special meeting to discuss key accomplishments, program updates, and new initiatives in the works.

Please note that the conference schedule, times, sessions, and speakers are subject to change.