Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

When and where is the conference?
The Innovations and Solutions on Unsheltered Homelessness Conference will take place on Wednesday, March 1 – Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Oakland Marriott City Center (1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607). Name badge pick-up and registration starts on Tuesday February 28, 2023, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. You can find more information about the venue and available transportation on the Hotel and Travel page.
Does the Alliance accept proposals for workshop topics and speakers?
The Alliance is excited to announce a new co-creation format for this conference. Content will be sourced from Alliance staff and experts, as well submitted by experts in the field. The Alliance will be accepting presentation proposals for three session formats. For submission criteria, more information, and to submit a proposal, use this link. The deadline date for proposal submission is November 7, 2022.

The deadline has passed to submit proposals has passed.


What safety protocols are being taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Alliance is committed to putting on a safe event. Review our vaccination policy here. All attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter. Medical and Religious exemptions from the vaccination required accepted on a case-by-case basis. The Alliance has partnered with Crowdpass to collect vaccination documentation prior to the conference. Please review our Safety Plan for further details. At this time, the Alliance will also be requiring masks for all conference activities.
What if I’m exhibiting COVID symptoms or test positive for COVID before the conference?
If you are exhibiting COVID symptoms or test positive before traveling to the conference, please contact immediately to discuss your attendance and registration options.


How much is registration?

The regular conference registration fee is $725.00. Registration will be available until Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. EST.

Subject to availability, the late registration rate is $775.00. For more information on rates and registration timelines, visit the Registration and Cancellation page.

What is included with registration?
Registration for the three-day conference includes access to all sessions and plenaries, a meet and mingle reception on Wednesday evening, and continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
Something came up and I can’t attend. What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests made by Wednesday, January 11, 2023, will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Thursday, January 12, 2023, and Wednesday, February 1, 2023, will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after February 2, 2023, will receive no refund.

For full cancellation details and process please visit the Registration and Cancellation page.

Volunteering and Scholarships

I received a scholarship in the past. Can I apply again?
The Alliance offers conference scholarships to people with lived experience of homelessness, and/or those who have experienced homelessness in the past five years. Scholarship applications will close on December 1, 2022. If you have received a scholarship in the last two years, you are not eligible for a scholarship to this conference.
I volunteered last year. Can I volunteer again?
The Alliance will prioritize volunteer positions for those who have not volunteered in the past. Volunteers from previous conferences are welcome to apply.
Are travel/hotel costs covered for volunteers? How about food?
Volunteers receive complimentary registration to the conference, including access to all sessions, continental breakfast, and plenary lunches. Volunteers must arrange and cover the costs of their own transportation and lodging.

Sponsorships and Information Tables

I just purchased an information table. Can the people staffing the table attend workshops or plenary sessions?
Individuals staffing information tables may not participate in the conference as a registered attendee (this includes attending both workshops and plenaries) unless they have paid an attendee registration fee.
I am a sponsor. Where do I send my logo/ad?
Sponsors may send their logo or ad to


Does the Alliance offer CEUs for attending the conference?
While we do not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs), we are able to provide you with a letter confirming your registration after the conference has ended. If you would like to request a letter confirming your registration, please contact Jeania Davis, Director of Meetings & Events, at
I have a question not listed here!

Do you have a question that we haven’t answered? Contact the appropriate staff member below, or contact us here.

Jeania Davis
Director of Meetings and Events
Conference Planning, Logistics, and General Questions

Teresa Ferrara
Meetings & Events Associate
Registration, Speakers, Volunteers, and Scholarships

Tom Murphy
Senior Director of Communications
Media Credentials and Press Information

Development Coordinator
Sponsorship Opportunities and Information Tables