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National Home Visiting Virtual Summit

February 22 - 26, 2021

Post-registration for the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit is now available. Post-registration gives attendees access to all On Demand content as well as session recordings and discussion boards through January 2022.

The National Home Visiting Summit brings together systems leaders, practitioners, advocates and decision-makers in a collaborative pursuit to advance the home visiting field and systems of care to increase service quality and improve outcomes.

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About the National Home Visiting Summit

Find helpful information about post-registration for the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit and explore materials from our past Summits.

Registration for the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit

Post-registration for the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit is now available. Post-registration gives attendees access to all On Demand content as well as session recordings and discussion boards through January 2022.  For questions, please contact the Start Early conference team at Events@StartEarly.org.

Post-Event Registration

Registration Type Price
Post-Registration $80

Registration Deadline: Post-Summit registration will close on May 31, 2021.

Payment Details: Credit card/debit card payment for the $80 fee is required at the time of registration.

Please send all inquiries to Events@StartEarly.org.

Cancellation Policy: All sales are final. Credits will not be issued for future events.

2020 National Home Visiting Summit

Take a look at agendas, conference materials and highlights from plenary sessions from past National Home Visiting Summits to get a feel for what to expect.

Plenary Sessions

Watch the plenary sessions from the 2020 National Home Visiting Summit. The sessions addressed some of the most pressing issues facing the home visiting field today including morbidity, home visiting as the primary vehicle for a range of intervention models and workforce development.

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2019 National Home Visiting Summit

Plenary Sessions

Watch the plenary sessions from the 2019 National Home Visiting Summit. Topics include maternal morbidity, precision home visiting and immigration policies.

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Communities of Practice

The National Home Visiting Summit’s Communities of Practice utilize the learning group’s collective knowledge and experience to promote broad practice, policy and systems change/knowledge building. Each community includes a group hosted on Early Childhood Connector, providing members with the ability to share resources and continue conversations between meetings.

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Find out more about our first ever virtual conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) hosting the first virtual National Home Visiting Summit. This format provides the field with the opportunity to have more participants and perspectives represented than ever before.

As a result of the public health risks and subsequent restrictions on mass gatherings posed by COVID-19 the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit will be a virtual conference.

Start Early is currently reviewing plans to return to Washington D.C. for the 2022 conference on January 26-28, 2022. A decision will be made and shared this spring.

Advocates, community health workers, decision makers, home visitors, practitioners, researchers, system leaders, connected systems of care (pediatrics, early education, housing etc.)

Yes, the same quality content will be presented in an online setting. Virtual events offer the ability to socially connect and learn beyond a designated time period. Just like at the in-person Summit, attendees choose sessions to fit their interests, meet top experts and connect with colleagues from across the field.

Yes, we are being very intentional in creating more networking/meeting opportunities in the virtual space. Attendees will be encouraged to create a profile with photo/bio and connect with social media. Affinity groups and additional peer learning groups will be available for sign-up.

We call these ‘blended activities’ as it provides a mix of live and virtual engagement. Once live sessions take place those recordings will be made available after completion. This format will provide attendees with the ability to socially network, engage with presenters, and attend sessions live or at a time that is best for you.

Lightening Talks
Session Description: 5-minute recorded presentations on key issues/questions facing the field. Lightning Talks can also be focused on sharing a single resource, strategy, or innovation. Presenters will be given the opportunity to engage participants by hosting a discussion board linked to the video.
Session Length: 5 minutes
Delivery Method: On demand
Session Capacity: N/A

PechaKucha (Paw-chalk’-Ahh-Cha)
Session Description: PechaKucha (Japanese for “chatter or chit chat”) storytelling presentation format. 20 slides x 20 seconds commentary per slide. PowerPoints are to be set to advance every 20-seconds automatically. Slides should contain images with little to no text. This format is most commonly used to tell a story and will require presenters to practice commentary ahead of the recording. No exceptions will be made to the format, we encourage you to use the structured format to spur creativity and engagement. PehcaKucha recordings will be pre-recorded with a discussion board linked to the video. *If interest is high a live session along with a moderated Q&A will be hosted.
Session Length: 6:40 minutes
Delivery Method: On demand
Session Capacity: N/A

Session Description: Create an audio recording of a conversation on a question or issue facing the field.
Session Length: 10-60 minutes
Delivery Method: On demand

Collaborative Learn Shop
Session Description: Collaborative learnshops engage participants in learning and peer reflection over the course of several weeks. This format provides both speakers and participants with the ability to dive deeper into topics and unpack learning collaboratively. Resources and materials will be shared along with a community discussion board to host engagement before, during, and after the virtual experience. Collaborative learnshops can also be designed for participants within a certain job function/role or affinity group. Spanning over the course of several weeks collaborative learnshops will be planned as part of the pre-conference experience starting January – February of 2021. Learnshops with high demand may be asked to repeat the experience as part of the post-conference experience February – March 2021. This session type is intended for a smaller audience to encourage peer engagement and reflection. Presenters have the option to pre-record content to focus live sessions on engagement.
Session Length: 45-60 minutes (2-4 sessions)
Delivery Method: Mix of live and on demand
Session Capacity: 30-75

Facilitated Community Discussion ‘VR Round Table’
Session Description: Pre-recorded video/presentation/podcast or written report/paper + 30-minute live VR discussion. Pre-recorded content can be created by the facilitators or curated from past work. The content of the recording/report will be the focus of the live discussion. Facilitators will be asked to provide discussion questions and will be asked to host an online discussion board. Sessions with high demand may be asked to repeat the experience. Discussion forums are limited to 50 participants to allow for both verbal and non-verbal audience engagement.
Session Length: 30 minutes
Delivery Method: Mix of live and on demand
Session Capacity: 50

Panel Presentation
Session Description: Explore topics of common interest using innovative thought-provoking content blended with audience participation. Presenters act as content leaders, presenting short segments of content and then lead engaging activities, group discussion and participant reflection segments on how to apply their new knowledge to practice. This session can include pre-recorded video/presentation/podcast or written report/paper + 30-minute VR panel discussion OR be just a live 30-minute VR panel discussion. Participants would be engaged via non-verbal feedback methods (chat, polls, Q&A).
Session Length: 30-45 minutes
Delivery Method: Mix of live and on demand
Session Capacity: 1,000

Virtual Poster Session
Session Description: Live poster session in VR exhibition hall; w/optional recorded presentation. Presenters engage participants live and via a discussion board linked to the poster presentation.
Session Length: 60 minutes
Delivery Method: Mix of live and on demand
Session Capacity: N/A

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The conference scheduled is now available! View our 2021 Virtual Conference Agenda.

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Thank You to Our Generous Funders

The 2021 National Home Visiting Summit and Communities of Practice were made possible by:

Heising-Simons Foundation Pritzker Children's Initiative

Steering Committee

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