GOVERNMENTDepartments & AgenciesHealth & Human ServicesHHS Conference   


2018 Conference 

Thursday-Friday, October 11-12, 2018 at the DECC.


Conference Call for Co-Sponsors

Please complete our online co-sponsorship form by 4:30 PM February 28, 2018, to assure your participation as a co-sponsor. Our co-sponsor registration is new this year. Or complete, print, and mail this paper form with your check.


You will have the option to pay be check, credit card or e-check. If paying by check, send your $525 co-sponsorship check by US mail made payable to SLC HHSC Fund, c/o Cashier, 320 W 2nd St, Suite 401, Duluth   MN 55802-1495.

By becoming a co-sponsor, your institution is asked to contribute $525 to the St Louis County Health and Human Service Conference Fund, which will guarantee your organization an exhibitor table for both days of the conference and your name on the conference news releases, pre-registration materials, and in the conference program.  

Conference Questions Contact: Juli Lattner, HHS Co-Conference Chair. Phone: 218-726-2446 or email: 


Accounting questions contact 218-726-2292

2018 Conference Keynote: 

Gregory Boyle, author of "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" and "Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship". 


Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, CA. Now in its 30th year, Homeboy traces its roots to when Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, which also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city. Homeboy has become the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world, and employs and trains gang members and felons in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women each year who walk through its doors seeking a better life. Father Boyle has received the California Peace Prize, the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame and named a 2014 Champion of Change by the White House.

Important Dates
2018 Call for Co-sponsors: January 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018 - rate of $525
2018 Call for Exhibitors:  March 1, 2018 - rate of $275
2018 Call for Presenters:  March 1-May 31, 2018
2018 Conference Registration Rates
General Registration
Early Bird Rate June - August 31: $60
September 1 - October 5: $75
Walk-in: $90

Student Registration
June - October 5: $50
Walk-in: $80

For more information contact:
Kyle Heyesen 218-726-2078
Juli Lattner 218-726-2446
Government Services Center, 320 W 2nd Street 6E, Duluth, MN 55802-1495