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WHEDA Conference

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Support.  Sustain.  Stabilize.

This year’s conference will feature highly qualified local, regional and national experts who will share their knowledge on advancing affordable housing opportunities and building thriving communities.

Attending developers, syndicators, asset managers, municipal leaders, and property managers will have access to learning sessions, panel discussions, an exhibitor marketplace and networking with industry partners.

Non-profits attendees $195 and for-profits $245. 

Become an exhibitor or a sponsor.  It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your business as well as your products and services to multifamily and economic development professionals.

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Keynote Speaker

Jimmy Wayne Conference Speaker Headshot Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned award-winning country recording artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for children in foster care. Jimmy’s hits include “Stay Gone,” “Paper Angels,” “I Love You This Much” and “Do You Believe Me Now,” which earned BMI’s prestigious Million-Air Award marking one million radio spins in America. In 2009, Jimmy toured with Brad Paisley and recorded “Sara Smile” with rock ‘n roll Hall of Fame duo Daryl Hall and John Oates.

In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (from Nashville to Phoenix) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster-care system. In 2012, Jimmy helped get legislative bills passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in California, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Ohio. In 2014 he released Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way, a three-time New York Times bestselling memoir which quickly crossed the 100,000 print sales milestone. In 2016 he received the prestigious Points of Light award from President George W. Bush (41), and in 2017 he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from William Woods University.

Jimmy has performed on the Grand Ole Opry more than 215 times. He lives in Nashville and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of at-risk foster youth by performing, writing books, and keynote speaking. Jimmy's ultimate goal is to build transitional homes for youth who age out of foster care without a place to live.

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Session information coming soon.


A block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees until Saturday, August 12, 2017 at:

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson St
Madison WI 53703

To reserve a room, please call the hotel directly at (608) 255-5100, the reservation line at (877) 510-7465, or click here.

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

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