We focus on serving our communities, especially in times of great need. LNVB is the product of Matthew Carmichael and Anita Ahuja. The original concept has held true over the last four years and is the reason our conference series has grown in attendance every year by maintaining the following philosophy:
We decided early on that we have all attended those conferences where you sit and look at your watch, and by the last day and last presentation, most people have left for home. Not ours. We stay to the very end because of the above recipe. Lastly, our sole focus is identifying best practices to serve our communities during times of tragedy. Our success is based on our ability to work and learn from one another.
We have been exceptionally fortunate to have the support of OVC, CALVCB, UC Davis, the University of Oregon, and our many speakers who have joined us throughout the years. Many people volunteering many hours has now turned into something much more significant than a conference.