Call for Topics & Speakers

Just Economy Conference
March 11-13, 2019
Washington, DC

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community and national leaders who work for fairness in financial services, housing and business. We’re on the lookout for new speakers and topics. Send us yours! The conference program team will review each submission. We can’t promise feedback. We will respond to those that best meet our programming needs. If you have any specific questions please contact Caitlin Rountree:

Submission deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018.

Submission Form


Tell us about innovations, ideas, practices, people, policies and programs that enable a more equitable and just economy. Tell us about obstacles. What can our conference participants learn from your expertise and from other speakers you invite to join you in a session? Talk to them – we ask moderators to plan and communicate with their speakers. Most sessions feature three or four speakers who are subject matter experts, including a moderator who leads and frames a discussion. Some may feature formal presentations by each speaker; some may be less formal and more conversational. A workshop might provide training or practical insight, best practices, research findings or some kind of instruction for people in a specific fields.

The ideal sessions includes:

  • A clear title and description
  • A capable expert moderator
  • An interesting, qualified, inspiring and inclusive mix of speakers and moderator


  • What’s the session about?
  • Why is it important?
  • Who will be interested in the topic?
  • What will attendees get out of it?
  • What format do you have in mind – panel discussion, conversational, formal presentations, workshop, moderated interviews, audience participation?

The ideal speaker or moderator is:

  • Experienced, engaging, and comfortable speaking in front of large groups – ranging from 100 to 1,000 people
  • Passionate about sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge
  • Willing to partner with NCRC and our conference team to deliver the best possible content experience and relevant information for our audience
  • Available to attend the entire event and engage with attendees, schedule permitting
  • Committed to sharing #JustEconomy links on your social networks
  • Interested in partnering with NCRC and staying connected to the NCRC community beyond the conference itself

Payment or cost for speakers?

  • In general, we waive the conference registration fee for confirmed speakers, but speakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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