Shape of the Region Conference

Opportunity & Economic Mobility

Shape of the Region Conference
The Community Foundation hosts an annual Shape of the Region Conference each spring. Since its inception in 2018, the event has evolved into a platform that helps organize our collective efforts to co-create a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable region. Featuring some of Northern Virginia’s liveliest, most incisive thought leaders, the event also showcases national speakers and broader perspectives on our common challenges and themes.

See information about each of our conferences to date below.

2022 Shape of the Region

Finding our Way Back to Mental Health: Designing a more accessible, equitable system in Northern Virginia

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Hybrid Conference
IN PERSON*: Capital One Hall | 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons
VIRTUAL: Zoom Webinar
*Proof of vaccination required for in-person attendance.

A survey from Fall 2021 indicates that an estimated 545,000 adults in Northern Virginia (28%) are experiencing symptoms of clinical anxiety or depression, a sharp increase from pre-pandemic times. But complex barriers to basic mental health services—to therapy, helpful medications, and early interventions—abound.

Join us and our panel of state and national experts for a candid discussion of the challenges of accessing basic mental health services in Northern Virginia, and what innovative ideas and opportunities may exist to address this critical issue that impacts us all.

2021 Shape of the Region

Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Equitable and Sustainable Region

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2020 Shape of the Region

The Economic Case for Inclusivity

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2019 Shape of the Region

The Business Case for Economic Mobility

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2018 Shape of the Region

Opportunity and Inequality

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