Health & Human Service Conference

 
 

 SAVE THE DATE 2024

Wednesday Oct. 9th - Thursday Oct 10th, 2024
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

 
The St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference is celebrating 42 years in 2024! 

 

Attendee registration dates to remember!

March 1: Sponsor registration opens
March 1: Request for Proposals opens. Selection of workshops will happen first week of June.
June: Early bird registration opens 
July 31: Last day for early bird registration
August 1: Regular registration 
September 30: Last day to cancel registration
October 1: Walk-in registration

 

 

2024 Sponsorships

Sponsorship registration will open March 1, 2024


Do you want to exhibit and showcase your organizations programs and services to thousands of Human Service Practitioner and Professionals? If so, we have different levels of sponsorship to meet your organizations needs for maximum exposure. Space is limited and booths do fill quickly.

 

Opening Keynote Sponsor

$2400
 
  • Introduce the opening keynote speaker
  • 2 exhibitor tables
  • 4 free conference registrations
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in our Conference App
  • Recognition in conference brochure with 1/2 page ad
  • Banner bug for exhibit hall to be used on stage during opening keynote
Closing Keynote Sponsor

$2400
 
  • Introduce the closing keynote speaker
  • 2 exhibitor tables
  • 4 free conference registrations
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in our Conference App
  • Recognition in conference brochure with 1/2 page ad
  • Banner bug for exhibit hall to be used on stage during closing keynote

Champion Sponsor

$1200
 

 

  • 2 exhibitor tables
  • 4 free conference registrations
  • Recognition and 1/4 page ad in the conference brochure
  • Floor sticker of company
    logo 2' X 2'
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in the conference app

Advocate Sponsor

$600
 

 

  • 1 exhibitor table
  • 2 free conference registrations
  • Recognition in conference brochure
  • Floor sticker of company logo 1' X 1
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in the conference app

Ally Sponsor

$300

 

 

  • 1 exhibitor table
  • 1 free conference registrations
  • Recognition in conference brochure
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in the conference app

 

 

Exhibitor Hall Schedule

Wednesday, October 9th 2024

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Open to Attendees

Thursday, October 10th 2024

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open to Attendees

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 Superior St, 6E, Duluth MN 55802-1495
(218) 726-2248 (phone)   (218) 733-2093 (fax)
Nelsonm1@stlouiscountymn.gov   

Accounting questions contact 218-726-2292

If paying by check make check payable to SLC Human Services Conference Fund

Mail to: 
320 West 2nd Street
GSC 4 West, Attn. HHS Conference Fund
Duluth, MN 55802

2024 Conference Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote - Rick Miller

Rick Miller is the founder of THE INTERSECTION CONSTRUCT. This private consulting firm offers various services within education, juvenile justice, justice, child welfare, behavioral and mental health, and recreation sectors.

Rick is also a professor of practice at the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University and the Dean of The MASTER's Institute. This annual event attracts our country's top practitioners and researchers interested in learning and sharing the power of HOPE Science.

Rick founded and created Kids at Hope, an international child and youth development movement and research project that studies family, school, and community cultures to understand the dynamics of success and failure better.

Rick has spent 52 years in the Human Services sector as a practitioner, researcher, professor, public policy expert, and author. Included in Rick’s career is that he served as executive director of the City of Phoenix’s Violence Prevention Initiative and an executive with Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

 

 

 

Closing Keynote - Annie Meehan

Annie Meehan is a professional keynote speaker that inspires, educates, and activates her audiences with a clear message that spurs listeners to break counterproductive patterns and be the exception! As a widely embraced international speaker, she has been a catalyst in inspiring countless organizations to choose to soar above the status quo. As an expert on living an exceptional life, Meehan encourages her audiences to remove any barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. Her myriad testimonials reveal the “wow” factor that she creates at every presentation, which in turn catapults participants to adopt the practical tools she champions for more impactful lives, both professionally and personally.


As a keynote speaker, she has presented to countless corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations, providing actionable strategies to strategically  manage change, recognize the enormous power of words, and eliminate long-held excuses that keep people from attaining their goals. Her passion and charismatic essence engage people in new and exciting ways, which ignites people to seize a more focused and fulfilled path forward to obtain greater meaning and success.

An author of eight personal development books, her work includes the award-winning Be The Exception. One of her books, The Pineapple Principle, offers  hospitality and a sweet journey to an exceptional customer experience. Today, her passion is to share her "H3 Cultures" concept with companies to help them create a Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy workplace that retains an engaged workforce!


Meehan has three adult children and lives in the Orlando, FL, area, with her husband Greg. She enjoys being an active member of her community by volunteering, going on adventures with her family, and taking Leo, her beloved pup, for strolls.

Past Conferences

2023 Courageous Connections: Leading with Curiosity & Compassion
Conference Brochure

2022 Come Together: Community, Unity, Hope
Conference Brochure

2021 Love is Key It Begins with Me
Conference Brochure

2020 And Still We Rise
Conference Brochure
Sponsor Booklet

2019 Bravely Being Human
Conference Brochure
Conference Memento

2018 Tattoos on the Heart
Conference Brochure
Exhibitor Brochure

PowerPoint Presentations 2018

 

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
 

Contact

Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist
Phone: 218-726-2248
 

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