Austin's Crucial Conversations

Upcoming Austin's Crucial Conversation: Affordable Housing, Sept 14th, 2022.

Austin's Crucial Conversations

We surveyed 250 top Christian leaders in our city and asked them, "What are the most pressing issues facing Austin today?" Forming a series of conversations, we are inviting a select group of leaders to brainstorm and create a plan to help Austin flourish as we tackle these issues.

Our second conversation is Wednesday, September 14th at The Furniture Mall of Texas, discussing how to address the issue of affordable housing in Austin. We will start our day hearing from a panel of experts on a few topics, and then we will get to work wrestling with how to make an impact. Our goal is to not only help city leaders clearly clarify/define the problem, but to collaborate, and then develop a plan toward sustainable change for our city that does not rest only on our civic and institutional leaders.

How is this different from other "group think" sessions or "think tank" experiences? ABBA is committed to being the bridge and ensuring next steps for the plans that room creates. We need you in that room, and we can't imagine having this conversation without you. This is not an event; it is a process. This is not a lecture; this is a conversation. This is not a fundraiser. There will be no ask beyond you showing up with your passion, creativity, and mind.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Schedule for our day:

9:00am - Optional Networking Breakfast
9:30am - Welcome
10:00am - Panel Discussion
10:30am - Open Q&A
11:30am - Understanding the Problem
12:30am - Lunch Provided
1:00pm - Solving the Problem
2:00pm - Next Steps
3:00pm - Celebration

This conversation is sponsored by:

MOMARK Humanist Housing logo