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Florida Automated Vehicles Summit @ Hyatt Regency Riverfront
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

The 3rd Annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit will serve as the headquarters for showcasing Florida’s efforts in creating the framework for the execution of autonomous vehicles on Florida’s roadways.  The Florida Department of Transportation is working to pioneer integration of autonomous and connected vehicles into existing traffic operations. The 2015 FAV Summit will be a hands on experience for attendees to grasp firsthand why Florida is the ideal location for the testing and implementation of autonomous technology.

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Webcast: AARP, HUD Host Future of Housing Forum @ Washington DC & Webcast
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

housesAARP and AARP Foundation are pleased to announce the Future of Housing, a new initiative designed to bring awareness to and find innovative solutions for the housing challenges that people are experiencing across the United States. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, AARP is hosting a roundtable on December 2 to address these important issues. The event will bring together a diverse group of industry, policy, and community leaders from the private and public sectors to develop a collective vision for meeting America’s housing affordability and accessibility needs over the next several decades. The outcome will be to develop a list of actions that key stakeholders can take to address this crucial need.

Finding affordable housing is a struggle many Americans face, and the number of people coping with this challenge is growing. Housing, the cornerstone of the American dream, determines a sense of “home” and community. It also affects quality of life, access to health care, transportation, other vital services and the ability to age gracefully and independently. Is there enough public awareness about this growing critical need? Who is championing the demand for more affordable housing and what solutions are now part of public dialogue? The Atlantic will convene a public forum to discuss whether a new kind of housing bubble is starting to simmer and what options are emerging to address this growing urgency for many Americans.

The Atlantic Housing for Tomorrow Forum
Washington, DC                                                                          
1:30-5 pm

For more information about this event, visit
Dec. 2 Live Webcast (forthcoming)

Follow the conversation: @AARP, @AARPpolicy, @AARPCares, #FutureOfHousing

Special Needs Assistance with SHIP Funds @ Four Points by Sheraton
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop will help housing administrators use a minimum of 20 percent of the SHIP allocation to serve persons with special needs, which is a set-aside requirement for the three most recent rounds of SHIP funding.  This training will review documentation and reporting requirements related to each type of applicant with special needs as defined in s. 420.0004 of the Florida Statutes.  It will help you fine tune your plan to comply with the special needs requirement in a timely fashion.  Learn about successful initiatives from SHIP communities.  Consider how your local Center for Independent Living, ARC agency, homeless assistance providers and homeless Continuum of Care (CoC), or other service provider can help you identify special needs applicants in need of housing assistance.  Presenters will also discuss how to assist special needs applicants through collaborations with CoC homeless Coordinated Entry, Foster Care, and domestic violence programs.

Who Should Participate?

Local government housing administrators
Sub-recipient organizations involved in SHIP implementation
Community partners
Homeless assistance providers

Key Topics:

Priority attention for those with Developmental Disabilities
Providing assistance with Rental, Rehabilitation, Purchase Assistance and other strategies
Outreach and marketing
Assisting homeless individuals

Emerald Coast: UWF HISTORIC TRUST INTERPRETIVE MASTER PLAN WORKSHOP @ Voice of Pensacola Multicultural Center
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The workshop is offered by AIA in conjunction with the 2015 CE Jubilee. Registration for the entire Jubilee is $60. The one-hour workshop is offered free to APA members.


Challenges of interpreting a living history museum.
Challenges of displaying historic and archaeological resources.
State of the art in living history and historic museum exhibit methods.
Review of the existing 8 acre downtown historic site.
Definition of an Interpretive Master Plan.
Review of matrix developed for Village resources.
Understanding the impact of cultural heritage tourism.
Proposal for new Interpretive Master Plan for the village.
Review of graphic demonstrations for the new plan.

Annual Promised Lands Holiday Party @ Spirits of Bachhus
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Annual Sponsors

Theriaque & Spain law firm

PDG Florida

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