The West Coast Convening is a collective of service providers, government representatives, advocates, community stakeholders, and researchers who meet biannually to share best practices and brainstorm new solutions to help young people experiencing homelessness live healthy, self-sufficient, stable lives.
Additionally, this year we will be partnering with the American Academy of Social Work Grand Challenge to End Homelessness to offer Master of Social Work Student Travel Scholarships.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
Hotel Rates: We have set up a group rate at the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union for 105.00 USD per night. The rates are available through the weekend. The last day to book is 10/12/17.
For those of you coming from out of state, fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Lyft and Uber will be your friend during your time at West Coast Convening. It is affordable and hassle free transportation.
November 2, 2017
1800 Yale Ave, Seattle
8:30 - 9:00 AM Check in and light breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 11:00 AM Seattle: What is unique? What is Working? What is challenging?
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:30 Building guidelines for youth voice and ethical storytelling
Natalia Koss Vallejo, Pro-Voice Fellow | Exhale
Paula Carvalho, Director of Youth Programs | Mockingbird Society
Sierra Phillips, Youth Representative | Mockingbird Society
Azia Ruff, Youth Representative | Mockingbird Society
Tiffany J. Angeles, Network Manager | Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership
12:30- 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:45 The latest research on solutions for addressing youth homelessness
Eric Rice, PHD
Theresa Anne Granger, PhD, MN, ARNP, FNP, NP-C
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 PM How to use research for advocacy and navigating the new federal landscape
Eric Masten, Director of Public Policy | National Network for Youth
Robin Petering, PHD, MSW
Youth Care Tour
5:00 - 6:00 pm
First Security Bank Different Happy Hour
6:15 - 7:30 pm
(more details below)
November 3, 2017
1800 Yale Ave, Seattle
9:30 - 10:00 AM Check in and light breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Being Intentional with Organizational Diversity and Inclusion within WCC
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 - 2:30 WCC Lightning talks
2:30 - 3:30 ONWARD!
YOUTH CARE TOUR AT UNIVERSITY COMMONS @ THE MARION WEST
- Photo below; enter at the red arrow
- Approx 5pm to 6pm, November 2nd
HAPPY HOUR – First Security Bank Different
- Photo below; enter at red arrow
- We also will have 20 reserved spaces at the Diamond Parking lot at the end of the block, to the right of the bank’s entrance
- Approx 6:15pm to 7:30pm, November 2nd