After two years since our last RE:Conference that we held virtually in 2020, I am excited
to announce that we will be hosting our 2022 RE:Conference this coming October 17,
and 18 in person at the Salem Convention Center!
As we near the 2023 Legislative Session, and as we continue to see the continued unmet need in our communities, we have made the decision to have this year’s theme for RE:Conference be around advancing economic and housing justice, in part by uplifting and centering the voices of those most impacted. We’re excited to bring together advocates, providers, partners, and people directly impacted by both economic and housing justice issues. Our presenters will inspire, challenge, and organize us toward the future we envision.
We all hope that this year’s RE:Conference will be an opportunity for you to reconnect with colleagues, make new connections, and be part of meaningful conversations away from Zoom and Teams.
As we’ve done in RE:Conferences of the past, we are excited to bring back the IDA Marketplace, where graduates of the IDA Program can share their businesses and experiences, and attendees can learn more about the IDA program, purchase some great goods and make new connections.
This spring and summer, NP staff has thought about what is most critical for discussion at RE:Conference:
- In our housing justice work, we’re thrilled to bring presenters to share exciting
new research, guidance, and tools about how we communicate about housing in
a way that explicitly centers race and people most impacted by housing instability
to move the public and decision makers. In this moment, as we see attacks on
housing first and permanent supportive housing, it is more critical than ever that
housing advocates have the right tools to advance our work.
- In our economic justice work, we’re launching our economic justice narrative
project. We are working to create a community of practice to craft new narratives
rooted in the living experience of people in our communities, that help us collectively move away from an individualized explanation of poverty to an understanding of the role of structural and institutional racism.
As always, RE:Conference will also uplift community voices and solutions—the past two and a half years have seen some incredibly creative and critical solutions led by communities and people directly impacted. RE:Conference will highlight and share those stories and lessons learned.
This year’s RE:Conference is all about inspiration and re-envisioning our work. We know transformational change is possible, and the stories of people and communities creating truly transformational change will inspire at this year’s conference. We hope to see you there!