Health & Human Service Conference


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2018 Conference

Thursday-Friday October 11-12, 2018
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)

Conference Registration

Online Registration is closed. You can register at the door on Thursday October 11th and Friday October 12th.
View the conference brochure outlining 114 workshops and 12 institutes!

Registration closes on Friday, October 5th at 4:30 pm, thereafter, you can register at the door as a “walk in” for $90.00
You can register online. If you have registered with us before and have forgotten your username and/or password, follow the prompts for forgot password.
If you did not attend the conference last year:
You will need to sign up for an account with our Citizen portal.
Once you have confirmed your email, then choose "Start a new application/registration".
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:
Michelle Nelson 218-726-2248 or email
For HHSC Accounting or online registration questions:
call: 218-726-2292 or email
No registration refunds after Friday, September 14, 2018
The fee covers attendance for one or both days of the conference and admittance to the exhibit hall. 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.
Online registration ends Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Credit card payments can no longer be accepted after October 5, 2018. Walk in registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday October 12th and continues throughout the conference.
*Pre-registration guarantees a conference bag, pen and name badge.
Make your check payable:
SLC Human Service Conference Fund
Note: due to the high number of expected participants, please allow extra time for parking and registration. Parking is $5.00 per day.

2018 Conference Keynote Speaker

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

Father Gregory BoyleGregory 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.

Hotel Information

When calling for hotel reservations, please mention "St. Louis County Human Service Conference Rate." Blocks of rooms are available until September 10th, 2018.

Pier B
800 West Railroad Street
Standard $109- $129 

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Dr.
Standard $117.99 and up

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
325 Lake Avenue South
Standard King Suite $97 and up

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
200 W. 1st St.
Standard Room $114

Past Conferences

2017 The Power of Perspective
Conference Brochure

2016 The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into
Conference Brochure

2015 The Dance of Compassion
Conference Brochure


Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist


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