The 2021 NAEHCY Hybrid Conference: Rise Up for our Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The deadline for submissions was July 30, 2021.

This information is for reference purposes only.


This overview will provide you with the information you will need in order to successfully complete your application to present at the 2021 NAEHCY Hybrid Conference. Please review and understand the information below before beginning the process. If you have questions, please contact the NAEHCY Event Coordinator, Diane Brown,


This year, we will host a live hybrid conference. All sessions and subsequent Q & A sessions will be live. Attendees will be both in-person and virtual remote attendees. Presenters/Speakers will be a combination of in-person and a limited number of live-streamed virtual remote breakout sessions. All after hours entertainment will be for in-person only attendees. All attendees, whether in-person or virtual remote, will have access to the livestream during the conference, and access to the video recordings after the conference.

RFP Overview

Applications for concurrent session presentations must be submitted online, hard copies will not be acceptedClick here for an overview of the process, and to view the questions that are asked in the application.


Once all sessions are submitted, selected and accepted, NAEHCY will apply for CEUs through the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) for your session. Please note that you will need to submit all required information, otherwise you risk your session not being approved for CEU credits which greatly impacts session attendance. Only the in-person and virtual remote attendees who view the live sessions and participate in the live chat will be able to seek CEU credits. Credit will not be awarded for review of the video recording at a later time.


We are using CVENT as our technology platform which is Zoom integrated, which differs from our previous platform. This platform is more user friendly and easier to train attendees/presenters should it be required.  Everything you can do on Zoom; you can do for your presentation.

What the hybrid aspect of the conference means for your submission

While preference will be given to in-person presentations, we will also accept a limited number of virtual remote presenters. The virtual remote presenters must have all presentation presenters/speakers virtual remote. Likewise, all in-person presentations must have all presenters/speakers in-person. We will not be able to accommodate presentations with both in-person and virtual remote presenters/speakers.  Please also note that all presentations, whether in-person or virtual remote, will be seen by virtual remote attendees. In-person attendees and remote virtual attendees will have access to physical in-person breakout sessions and additional virtual remote breakout sessions.

Summary of considerations and requirements

  • Preference for in-person presentations.
  • Submissions must include either all in-person presenters or all virtual presenters.
  • Your session will be a live one hour session (45 minutes of content delivery and 15 minutes of Q&A)
  • Presentations should focus on effective, replicable practices for implementing federal law and ensuring student success.
  • Presentations should be suitable for both in-person and virtual attendees
  •  25% – 30% of the presentations will be reserved for virtual remote presenters.
  • Presentations must account for or discuss racial disparities, barriers and inequities, and/or be presented through a racial equity lens.

NAEHCY will provide content on homeless definitions and federal requirements in order to ensure presenters have adequate time to cover their material.

Unfortunately, we are unable to entertain proposals that require the purchase of a specific product, service or are brand specific. If you have a product or service that would positively serve our attendees and the homeless community, we encourage you to join us as an exhibitor this year.