Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County attend national conference




Amanda Halle                                                            

Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County                 


Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County attend national conference

What Will You Build?’ conference aims to equip Habitat affiliate leadership and staff to fulfill Habitat’s mission


Kissimmee, FL, March 23, 2011 – Leaders from Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County will be among 2,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world that will attend Habitat for Humanity International’s national conference March 23-25. The theme of this year’s national conference is “What Will You Build?”

Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County will take part in this year’s conference to learn more about maximizing its efforts to serve more families in need and revitalize neighborhoods. 

“We are excited to attend this year’s national conference and have the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers who are working across the country to develop more affordable housing opportunities with hardworking families,” said Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County Executive Director, Pat Filippone. “The national conference allows Habitat affiliates to gather take part in informative workshops and networking opportunities.”

Held every two years, national conferences include keynote speakers, workshops covering all aspects of affiliate operations and ample time for affiliate networking.  The 2011 national conference in Atlanta, Ga., includes 163 workshops and 75 exhibitors.

Some of this year’s guest speakers include Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International; Claude Jeudy, national director of Habitat Haiti; Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker; Suzanne Bates, executive coach and author; and Bill Hybels, inspirational speaker and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.



About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit

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