National Rural Housing Conference

Call for Poster Sessions at the 2023 National Rural Housing Conference

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is accepting proposals for its poster session presentation at the 2023 National Rural Housing Conference (NRHC).

Poster Sessions

HAC is providing an opportunity for researchers and policymakers to share their research and innovative ideas through a series of poster sessions.  The presentation of posters will allow for one-on-one interaction with conference participants and enhances the exposure of your research since posters remain accessible throughout the conference.

About the Conference

The 2023 NRHC will take place from October 24th-October 27th, 2023 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

The biennial NRHC brings together rural affordable housing and community development leaders, practitioners, policy makers, funders, industry experts, and partners for four days of learning and networking.

The 2023 NRHC theme is Build Rural. Thriving rural communities don’t happen by accident. It takes collaborative effort, leadership, investment and planning to build equitable and just communities. Build Rural is both a literal and figurative appeal to explore and provoke action to build and renew rural communities by addressing housing affordability and preservation, community infrastructure and essential facilities creation and revitalization, resident led placemaking, capacity building, and community inclusion and justice efforts. Build Rural is a platform to share successes and best practices for addressing the nexus of housing and community development. It’s a space to highlight and enhance the narrative of rural America through presentations of stories, data, programs, policies, and approaches.

Important Dates and Information
Abstracts Due: ***Deadline Extended*** July 1, 2023
Notification By: August 1, 2023
Final Posters Due: September 15, 2023
Conference Dates: October 24 – October 27, 2023
Location Washington, DC

Questions? Contact Natasha Moodie and Manda LaPorte.

Who should present?

The symposium is an opportunity to share your research and garner valuable feedback from stakeholders and organizations from across the country in Washington, DC. Both academic and industry researchers of all levels can apply to present their research by entering the poster board session. If selected, poster presenters will receive a complimentary registration to the conference in Washington, DC. Posters will be reviewed and judged by a distinguished panel of rural experts.


Abstracts of 350 words or less must be submitted for consideration. The research must be related to rural America; however, topics are open to any field including:

  • Housing
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Creative Placemaking

Posters are created using an online platform which enables attendees to interact with the content and materials both in-person and virtually.

Poster Session participants place materials such as photographs, data, graphs, diagrams, and narrative text on poster boards. During a review  period, participants will have the opportunity to  discuss their presentations with conference participants.

Due Date

Submissions are being accepted now through July 1st, 2023.

For questions, please contact Manda LaPorte ( and Natasha Moodie ( We look forward to your submissions!