2022 NBN Conference

2022 NBN Conference banner with date of June 25th, 2022, 10am at ODU Webb Center
  • When:  June 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  (check-in begins at 9:15 a.m.)
  • Where:  ODU Webb Center - 1526 W. 49th Street.  Thanks to ODU for their ongoing support!
  • Who:  The NBN Conference is for anyone connected to Norfolk who is looking for inspiration, practical tools, and networking with others who want to be more civically engaged in their neighborhoods.
  • Theme:  Crafting Community Connections is the 2022 theme.  It focuses attention on fun and practical ways to strengthen neighborly relations and community.
  • Cost:  $17.55 per person ($15 + $2.55 Eventbrite registration fee)

Registration is $17.55 per person ($15 + $2.55 Eventbrite fee = $17.55).  The registration deadline is midnight on Wednesday, June 22.  Anyone unable to register online may make an appointment to register at Neighborhood Engagement's office (500 E. Main Street, 9th Floor) by calling (757) 664-6770.  No personal checks are accepted. Registration will not be accepted at the door the day of the event.

Schedule Outline

  • 9:15     Doors open
  • 10:00  Opening Plenary Session
  • 11:00  Breakout Session #1
  • 11:50  Breakout Session #2
  • 12:30  Neighborhood Networking Mixer
  •   2:30  Conference ends


Parking is available in the 49th Street Stadium Garage (4904 Bluestone Avenue) on floors 3-5 ONLY at no cost.  The Webb Center is across the street from the garage.  

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About Rich Harwood

Rich Harwood HeadshotThe sixth Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Conference welcomes Rich Harwood on his Hope and Healing Tour.  At age 27, Rich founded The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.  Over the past 30 years, Mr. Harwood has developed a philosophy and a practice by which people can learn to solve common problems, create a culture of shared responsibility, and deepen Civic Faith. The Harwood practice of Turning Outward has spread to all 50 U.S. States and 40 countries around the world.

An inspiring and sought-after speaker, Mr. Harwood regularly keynotes major conferences and events. Rich has authored scores of articles and reports, and regularly appears on national media including NPR, MSNBC’S Meet the Press Daily, CNN, PBS NewsHour and C-SPAN. He has written six books, including the Amazon bestseller, Stepping Forward, and the newly released, Unleashed: A Proven Way Communities Can Spread Change and Make Hope Real for AllAs we return to a fully in-person conference, the City of Norfolk is pleased to have Mr. Harwood keynote our NBN Conference.  Below is a clip from his recent MSNBC interview with Chuck Todd.  For Mr. Harwood's full Hope and Healing Tour intro, click here.