Health & Human Service Conference


2019 Conference - Bravely Being Human

Wednesday - Friday October 9 - 11, 2019
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)


Now Accepting Presenter Proposals!

Presenter proposals are be accepted through May 31st. Details on the Presenter Proposal Tab below.

Ally Sponsorship (Exhibitor) registration is full!

Ally Sponsorship (Exhibitor) are full. You can be placed on a waiting list by calling 218-726-2292

New for 2019

New Conference Schedule - the conference will begin on Wednesday October 9th!

New Schedule

2019 Conference Keynote Speaker

Ellie Krug

Ellen (Ellie) Krug (pronounced “Kroog”), writer, lawyer, human and author of “Getting to be Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change” will be our 2019 keynote speaker.

Ellie currently speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to governmental entities, court systems, corporations, law firms, social service organizations, as well as colleges and universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her diversity and inclusion program, “Gray Area Thinking”™ across the country. Her monthly newsletter “The Ripple” can be found on her website at

Call for Presenters

Workshop proposals are due by FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019. Presenter proposals will be reviewed by the Program Conference Committee, and presenters will be notified of their acceptance by the end of June.
We encourage proposals that qualify for clinical clock hours towards LICSW licensure. Please indicate on your proposal form if your workshop meet any of the criteria below.
  1. Differential diagnosis and biopsychosocial assessment including normative development and psychopathology across the life span
  2. Assessment-based clinical treatment planning with measurable goals 
  3. Clinical intervention methods informed by research and current standards of practice 
  4. Evaluation methodologies 
  5. Social work values and ethics including cultural context diversity and social policy 
  6. Culturally specific clinical assessment and intervention

Ally Sponsor (Exhibitor)

Ally Sponsorship is full. To be placed on the waiting list please call 218-726-2292

Ally Sponsor (Exhibitor) 


Booths are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

  • 1 Exhibitor Table
  • Listing in Conference App
  • Name in Exhibitor brochure

To ensure your Ally Sponsorship, please register online by July 31, 2019.

Payments not received by August 9, 2019 will result in the sponsorship being canceled and deleted.

Accounting questions contact 218-726-2292

If paying by check, make payable to:
St. Louis County HHSC Fund,
320 West 2nd Street
GSC 4 West
Duluth, MN 55802-1495

New Exhibitor Hall Schedule

Wednesday, October 9th 2019

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Arrival and Set Up

12:00 – 4:00 pm
Open to Attendees

Thursday, October 10th 2019

7:30 – 3:00 pm
Open to Attendees

3:00 pm
Exhibitor Hall Closes

Thank you for your ongoing support of the St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference, which provides education, collaboration, and renewal for those who serve the needs of our communities.

Conference Questions Contact:
Michelle K. Nelson -- Chair
Health and Human Service Conference Committee
320 W 2nd St, 6E, Duluth MN 55802-1495
(218) 726-2248 (phone)   (218) 733-2093 (fax)   





Hotel Information

When calling for hotel reservations, please mention "St. Louis County Human Service Conference Rate."

Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive
Standard $118

Hampton Inn
310 Canal Park Drive
Standard $169

Pier B
800 West Railroad Street
Standard $139 

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Dr.
Standard $120.99 and up

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
325 Lake Avenue South
Standard $99 and up

Comfort Suites
408 Canal Park Drive
$159 and up

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
200 W. 1st St.
Standard Room $119

2018 Conference Materials

Past Conferences

2018 Tattoos on the Heart
Conference Brochure
Exhibitor Brochure

2017 The Power of Perspective
Conference Brochure
Exhibitor Brochure

2016 The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into
Conference Brochure
Exhibitor Brochure

2015 The Dance of Compassion
Conference Brochure

2019 Sponsors


Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist


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