Housing California 2015 Annual Conference

Sacramento, California
Monday, April 27, 2015

Thank you for attending the 36th Annual Housing California Conference!

Mark your calendars for the 2016 conference to be held April 12 - 14.

About the ConferencePlenary Lunch Session

Each spring, the Housing California Annual Conference is convened as a means to bring together advocates, consumers, builders, lenders, lawmakers, and other leaders in the affordable home and homelessness community. With more than 75 workshops and pre-conference institutes, over 50 exhibitors, and attendance of over 1,100, the conference has become the nation’s largest statewide conference of its kind.

The conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center located at 1400 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814. Directions to the Sacramento Convention Center.

Tuesday Keynote: Kent Larson, MIT Media Laboratory

Kent LarsonWe are pleased to announce that Kent Larson with the MIT Media Laboratory will join us as the keynote speaker during the plenary lunch session on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Kent Larson directs the City Science Initiative and the Changing Places Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, with research focused on strategies to enable high-performance, entrepreneurial, creative communities.  Projects include advanced simulation and augmented reality for urban design, transformable urban housing to increase diversity and improve space utilization, mobility-on-demand systems and new vehicles as alternatives to the private automobile, and urban agriculture technology to efficiently produce food near the point of consumption.   The research group is committed to living lab deployments that test and evaluate urban innovation in the context of real-world environments.  

Larson and researchers from his group received the “10-Year Impact Award” from Ubicomp 2014: a “test of time” award for work that, with the benefit of that hindsight, has had the greatest impact.  Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with design work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, the New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture of the year by the New York Times Review of Books.

Check out Kent Larson's 16-minute TED Talk "Brilliant Designs to Fit More People Into Every City" (2012).

Please join us for this intriguing and insightful program. Conference registration opens on March 1, 2015.

Wednesday Keynote: Housing Champion, Assemblymember David Chiu

Assemblymember David ChiuWe're proud to announce Assemblymember David Chiu -- author of AB 35 -- will deliver Wednesday's keynote address.

David Chiu was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014.  He represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco.  In December 2014, Speaker Toni Atkins appointed Chiu Assistant Speaker pro Tempore for the 2015-16 Legislative session.

Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. With a reputation as a consensus maker, Chiu was the first Board President in San Francisco history elected by fellow Supervisors to three consecutive terms, and the first Asian American to hold the post. Chiu was first elected Supervisor in 2008 to represent San Francisco’s northeast neighborhoods of District 3, which also includes the city’s major tourism, retail, downtown and wharf areas; he was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012.

Get Inked for an iPad at our Annual ConferenceHome Anchors Me

Back by popular demand -- Housing California's Annual Conference tattoo! 

Stop by the Housing California Tattoo Parlor at the registration desk. Everyone who applies a tat will receive a ticket for our iPad drawing (drawing will take place at lunch on Wednesday -- must be present to win). 

New this year -- We'll be taking a group photo of everyone showing off their tats at Tuesday's Networking Reception on the terrace. We'll post it on our Facebook page (so you can tag yourself) and tweet the photo to our followers. Don't be left out!





Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Early Registration Rates
     (Available March 1 - March 14)

    Pre-conference Institutes - $175
    Nonprofit/Government - $425
    For Profit - $525
    Presenter* - $275
    Housing California Member**- $395
    One-day Tues OR Wed - $275

    Regular Registration Rates
    (Available March 15 - April 10)

    Pre-conference Institutes - $195
    Nonprofit/Government - $470
    For Profit - $580
    Presenter* - $305
    Housing California Member**- $440
    One-day Tues OR Wed - $300

    Registration will be closed from April 11 to April 27 to allow time for processing registrations and preparing registration materials.
    Onsite Registration Rates
    (Available April 27 - 29)
    Pre-conference Institutes - $245
    Nonprofit/Government - $520
    For Profit - $640
    Presenter* - $335
    Housing California Member**- $490
    One-day Tues OR Wed - $330

    *Presenter rates are available to confirmed workshop/institute presenters only.           

    **Housing California Member Registration Rates:
    Must be a CURRENT member of Housing California. Organizational members receive three (3) reduced registrations. Individual members receive one (1) reduced registration. Please note that registrations above the member allotment will be invoiced for the difference in registration rates. Contact Deb Cosentino at dcosentino@housingca.org
    to confirm membership status.                 

    Payment Options
    Acceptable forms of payment include credit card (VISA, Mastercard, and American Express), personal or company check, and cash. 
    If paying by check, make payable to Housing California and include a copy of your invoice or note the name of the attendee on the check! Checks for all advanced registrations (Early and Regular) MUST be received no later than April 10.          

    Mail payment to:

    Housing California
    Annual Conference Registration
    1107 9th Street, Suite 560
    Sacramento, CA  95814

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