Time Name Speakers Session Type More Info
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:30 PMRegistration Opens 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWelcome and Opening Keynote 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PMExhibitor Area Open 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PMartVP Open 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreak 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWhen One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Overcoming the Challenge of Replicability Across State Lines Breakout Session
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMCommunity-Driven Approaches to Commercial Corridor Revitalization Breakout Session
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMLand Banking 101: What is a Land Bank and What Does It Do?Breakout Session
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMAddressing Vacant Properties in the Unique Market Conditions of Black Middle Neighborhoods Breakout Session
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWhere Do We Go from Here? Developing a Compelling, Actionable Plan for your Community’s Future (Training)Training Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWhen Traditional Code Enforcement Doesn’t Work: Creating a Culture Shift to Build Capacity and Address Problem Properties (Training)Training Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:30 PMHistoric Pullman: The Intersection of Affordable Housing, Historic Preservation, and the Arts (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:30 PMInfrastructure and Art: The Glenwood Avenue Arts District and Rogers Park’s Mile of Murals (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:30 PMWorkforce Development, Collaboration, and Rebuilding Chicago’s South and West Sides (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:30 PMCaring in Public: Community-Managed Open Space as Social Infrastructure (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMWelcome Reception 
Thursday, September 8, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast  
8:00 AM - 5:30 PMartVP Open  
8:00 AM - 5:30 PMRegistration Open 
8:00 AM - 5:30 PMExhibitor Area Open  
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMMoving from Code Enforcement to Code Encouragement Breakout Session
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMHow State Laws Govern Local Problem Property Regulation—and How to Change Them for the Better Breakout Session
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMLand Banks and Partnerships in Suburban CommunitiesBreakout Session
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMTransforming the Worst Abandoned Properties into the Best Affordable Homes: Strategies to Revitalize East and West Baltimore Breakout Session
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMVacant Land as an Opportunity for Workforce Development and Economic Growth Breakout Session
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMCreating Pathways to Resilience and Resident-Ownership in Manufactured Housing Communities  Breakout Session
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMFinancing Strategies to turn Vacant Structures into Quality Housing Breakout Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMDesigning Programs for Equitable, Effective Neighborhood Stabilization Breakout Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMImproving Resident Access to Land: Lessons from Detroit Breakout Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMRecognizing and Reducing the Disparate Impact of Property Tax Assessment Systems Breakout Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMReclaiming Vacant Property to Improve Community Health: The One Rockford Project Breakout Session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMThe Role of Anchor Institutions in Community RevitalizationBreakout Session
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMUnderstanding the Past to Inspire the Future: Using Social Media to Show Vacant Buildings Through a New Lens (Training)Training Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMake it Easy: Applying Behavioral Science to Address Vacant Property (Training)Training Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:30 PMPreserving Affordability with Purchase-Rehab Lending on Vacant Building (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:30 PMNeighborhood Associations Uplifting Resident Voices and Reclaiming Blocks and Public Spaces: Case Study of RAGE in Englewood (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:30 PMInclusive and Equitable Processes for Repurposing Closed Public Schools (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:30 PMCutting Residential Vacancy in Half: A Success Story From Chatham (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch on Your Own 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PMFaith, Farms, and Harmony: Reclaiming Community in Gary, Indiana (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
1:30 PM - 4:00 PMSlow Rolling Through Greater Bronzeville- Past, Present, Future (Mobile Workshop)Mobile Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMReactivating “Lost Spaces” to Stabilize Neighborhoods and Prevent Displacement Breakout Session
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMCentering Community History in Data Collection and Vacant Land Reuse Breakout Session
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMVAD is Global: How Other Countries Respond to Vacant Property Challenges Breakout Session
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMHarnessing the ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to Address Vacancy and Strengthen Communities Breakout Session
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMStrategic Code Enforcement Depends on Resident Trust: Models from Syracuse and Austin Breakout Session
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMUsing Land to Help Communities Recover and Heal from Trauma Breakout Session
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreak 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMPlenary Session 
Friday, September 9, 2022
7:45 AM - 8:45 AMBreakfast 
8:00 AM - 10:15 AMartVP Open  
8:00 AM - 10:15 AMRegistration Open  
8:00 AM - 10:15 AMExhibitor Area Open 
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMHome Repair: Designing a High-Impact Loan or Grant Program Breakout Session
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMImplementing Rental Regulation Programs to Improve Health and Advance Equity Breakout Session
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMCase Studies of Vacancy, Abandonment, and Deterioration in Rural Areas Breakout Session
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMActivating Vacant Lots to Promote Climate Resiliency Breakout Session
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMExtreme Weather Events, Vacancy, and Recovery Breakout Session
8:45 AM - 10:15 AMLarge-Scale Adaptive Reuse: Case Studies from Buffalo and Memphis Breakout Session
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMBreak  
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMTracking and Communicating Your Impact (Training)Training Workshop
10:30 AM - 12:30 PMBuilding Community Power Through Public Spaces (Training)Training Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMHow Public-Private Land Bank Partnerships Can Foster Equitable Revitalization and Affordable Housing Opportunities Breakout Session
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMData-Driven, Cross-Agency Approaches to Transform Code Enforcement Breakout Session
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMNavigating Vacant Properties through the Brownfield Process: How to Meet Requirements, Access Data, and Secure Funding Breakout Session
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMArt as a Community Development Tool: A Look at INVEST South/WestBreakout Session
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMSupporting Developers of Color in Affordable Housing and Economic Development Breakout Session
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMDisrupting exploitive property tax systems: How communities can examine and reform their practices for public good Breakout Session
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMClosing Plenary