Keynote Speaker - Mark Horvath

Dispelling Delusions - Shaping the Housing Narrative

Mark Horvath, digital storyteller and Invisible People non-profit founder, will delve into the crucial topic of messaging in the housing sector and its impact on public opinion and policy. This compelling session will explore how misinformation and propaganda are increasingly shaping the housing story leading to misconceptions and resistance to necessary changes.

Attendees will gain insights into effective strategies to counteract negative narratives on housing needs through clear, fact-based communication. Mark Horvath offers engaging examples and actionable tactics empowering advocates to lead constructive efforts in local and national housing debates.


Mark Horvath’s ability to share stories has been at the heart of his work for many years. Founding the
non-profit Invisible People after the 2008 Great Recession and following lived experience of homelessness, Mark has turned his skills into highlighting issues around access to housing and homelessness. Mark’s innovative use of social media reaches the general public and changes how people perceive a very serious social crisis that’s mostly ignored.

Mark regularly works on cause campaigns with major brands like Hanes, Ford, Pepsi, General Motors, and Ritz Crackers and has consulted for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Utah, the City of San Francisco, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and more. In addition, Mark has served as a guest lecturer at educational institutions across the globe, including Geneva Forum on Social Change, UCLA, USC, NYU, and Syracuse University. In 2018, The Nonprofit Times included Mark in their 2018 Power & Influence Top 50 nonprofit executives. Learn more about Mark on his LinkedIn page here:

Workshop RFP Now Open

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Proposals are due by end of day on Friday, August 9, 2024, via email.

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Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Session 2: 11:30 AM – 12:45PM

Session 3: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

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