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2014 H&HS Conference - October 9th & 10th


Mark your calendars for the 2014 Conference to be held Thursday and Friday, October 9-10. 

2014 Co-sponsors

2014 Call for Exhibitors - deadline July 31, 2014

Background:
The Conference registration fee is $50 ($40 for students or those age 62+). We can only accept check or cash, no credit card. Checks can be made payable to SLC Human Service Conference.

The fee covers attendance for one or both days of the conference. Participants can attend the Institutes and Workshops of their choice throughout the conference. Minnesota Board of Social Work continuing education units (C.E.U.s) will be available; some C.E.U.s may also fulfill Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

Our Conference draws together 2,500 health and human service practitioners and 150 exhibitors from the public and private sectors for two days of training and networking. Conference offerings include one hundred and five (1 1/2 hour) Workshops and nineteen (3 1/2 hour) Institutes. Participants can attend Workshops and Institutes of their choice throughout the conference. Note: parking is available at the DECC at $5.00 rate.

Contact: Mary Bridget Lawson at lawsonm@stlouiscountymn.gov or 218-726-2140.
   

Conference Keynote Speaker 


Our 2014 conference features an internationally renowned Keynote, Poet, Author, Lecturer, David Whyte.  His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership. An Associate Fellow at Templeton College and Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. In spring of 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania. In organizational settings, using poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement; qualities needed if we are to respond to today’s call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change particularly through his unique perspectives on Conversational Leadership.  
http://www.davidwhyte.com/  Our 2014 theme will be derived from this David Whyte quote:

“We shape our self

to fit this world

and by the world

are shaped again.” 

      

Conference Exhibitors

You are invited to participate as an Exhibitor at the 2013 St. Louis County Health & Human Service Conference. Exhibits will again be located in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

The $250.00 exhibit fee includes your organization’s name in the Conference folder, two free parking permits, a skirted and curtained exhibit area with an eight-foot table, two chairs, and electricity if necessary. Wireless internet access will be provided in the exhibit area. Exhibits should be staffed throughout the Conference, especially during peak times such as registration, lunch, and break times. 

Reservations for exhibit space are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete the 2014 HHS Conference Exhibit Form. Print and return it with your $250.00 check by July 31st. Mail the Conference Exhibit form to Health & Human Service Conference c/o Mary Bridget Lawson, Government Services Center #204, 320 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

An informational letter, with complete exhibitor details will be mailed to all registered HHS Conference Exhibitors by Friday, September 5, 2014.
    

Conference Registration

Pre-register by Thursday, October 10th with our online Conference Registration form. 

On-site registration begins at 7:45 am on Thurs, October 17th and continues throughout the Conference. The Conference registration fee is $50 ($40 for students or those age 62+). The fee covers attendance for one or both days of the conference. Participants can attend the Institutes and Workshops of their choice throughout the conference. Minnesota Board of Social Work continuing education units (C.E.U.s) will be available; some C.E.U.s may also fulfill Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements. 

We partner with the Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA) for Conference registration services.

Make your check payable and mail to:
SLC Human Service Conference
125 Charles Avenue
St Paul, MN 55103