2018 Fair Housing + Civil Rights Conference

April 11 – 13, 2018
Springfield, MA

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About the Conference

The Fair Housing + Civil Rights Conference is a free multi-day symposium featuring workshops, panel discussions, networking and career development opportunities, all led by distinguished civil rights activists, government officials, world-class trainers, and non-profit organizations.

Meet leaders from federal and state agencies and organizations from across the Northeast, including: The EEOC, HUD, MCAD, Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (MFHC), Way Finders (Formerly HAPHousing), MA AGO, DOJ, FBI, MA Office on Disability (MOD), New England Human Rights Commissions, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), The Kellogg Foundation, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Western New England University (WNE), and more.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The Conference Coalition invites you to submit a workshop proposal for the 2018 Fair Housing + Civil Rights Conference. The focus of the Conference is on formulating plans of action to effectuate change on a local and national level, including innovative policies, programs, practices, and success stories.

We encourage applicants to share their perspectives on developing issues from across the entire spectrum of civil rights hot topics. This is an excellent opportunity to present program developments and innovations with this conference community of 500+ multidisciplinary professionals who, like you, are working to improve and protect the rights of Americans nationwide in the areas of housing, employment, education, healthcare, the justice system, and more.

We hope you will participate this year as a presenter!

  • Who Should Attend?


    The Conference is designed for federal and private sector EEO managers, supervisors, HR professionals, attorneys, ADR specialists, civil rights leaders, government employees, fair housing specialists, the non-profit sector, community organizers, and the public-at-large. The Conference is designed to provide resources and best practices to ensure that you are up to date on civil rights hot topics, and your agency, company, client or rental property complies with local and federal employment and fair housing laws and regulations.
  • Location & Accommodations


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    Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel
    Springfield, MA

    Located in downtown Springfield, the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel is conveniently located 25 minutes from Bradley International Airport (BDL) and half a mile from the Amtrak Springfield Station (SPG). The Fair Housing + Civil Rights Conference will commence in the hotel's Grand Ballroom, a gorgeously designed space that encompasses a platform for our plenary sessions, and is situated aside an atrium plaza for registration, browsing vendor tables, and networking between sessions.

    Accommodations

    A courtesy room block has been reserved at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, where the conference is being held, available for Tues., April 10, Wed. April 11, and Thurs, April 12, 2018 for $104 per night plus $17 for overnight parking. Space is limited — book now.

    To book a room, please call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the discount rate for the “Civil Rights Conference” at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel (Hotel ID #989)

  • Registration


    Registration will open in 2018.

    To be notified when registration opens, like the Conference Facebook Page!


  • Sponsorship


    Associate your business or organization with the largest and longest running free civil rights conference in the northeast. Help ensure that the Conference remains free so that front-line professionals working to preserve the rights of our most vulnerable populations are able participate, share their experience, and learn the tools for success.

    Exhibitor

    $500

    • One exhibition booth space / table

    • Exhibitor acknowledgement in 2018 Conference program

    Gold Sponsor

    $5,000

    • Special opportunity to meet conference presenters

    • Verbal acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor at Conference events

    • Listing in all promotional materials, including the 2018 Conference program

    • Recognition in all conference-related press releases and promotional ads

    • Two exhibition booth spaces/tables

    • Conference admission for up to 4 people

    Silver Sponsor

    $1,000

    • One exhibition booth space / table

    • Listing in the 2018 Conference program

    • Recognition in all conference-related press releases and promotional ads

    • Conference admission for up to 2 people

    Founding Underwriter

    $10,000

    • Prominent brand placement on signage, registration bags, and workshop introduction slides

    • Special opportunity to meet conference presenters

    • Verbal acknowledgement as a Founding Underwriter at Conference events

    • Two exhibition booth spaces / tables

    • Listing in the 2018 Conference program

    • Recognition in all conference-related press releases and promotional ads

    • Conference admission for up to 6 people (including meals)

Presented by

MA Commission Against Discrimination
South Coast Fair Housing
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Boston Office of Fair Housing and Equity
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MA Fair Housing Center
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
CT Commisiosn on Human Rights and Opportunities