Health & Human Service Conference


2019 Conference - Bravely Being Human

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



Registration is open!

Directions for using our online registration system

Registration No refunds issued after September 13. 



New for 2019

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

New Schedule

Conference Registration

New schedule this year! New Social Event Thursday October 10th from 5:30-7:30 PM for an evening of networking and fun hosted at Clyde Iron Events Center newly remodeled Malting Building. Please note on your registration if you will be attending. The event is free but RSVP's are required.
Wednesday October 9th:
12:00-4:00 Registration
2:30-4:00 Session 1 Workshops
12:00-4:00 Exhibit Hall open
Thursday October 10th:
7:00-4:30 Registration
8:30-4:30 Workshops | Keynote
7:30-3:00 Exhibit Hall Open
Friday October 11th:
7:30-12:00 Registration
8:30-12:00 Workshops
Exhibit Hall Closed
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.
Online registration closes on Friday, September 27th at 4:00 pm, thereafter, you can register at the door as a “walk in” for $90.00. Please note credit cards cannot be accepted at walk-in registration
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".
2019 Conference Registration Rates
General Registration
Early Bird Rate June - August 31: $60
September 1 - September 27: $75
Walk-in: $90 Credit cards cannot be accepted at walk-in registration
Student Registration
June - September 27: $50
Walk-in: $80 Credit cards cannot be accepted at walk-in registration
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 13, 2019
The fee covers attendance for one, two or all three 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, September 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Credit cards cannot be accepted after September 27, 2019. Walk in registration begins at noon. on Wednesday October 9th and continues throughout the conference.
*Pre-registration guarantees a conference bag, pen and name badge.
Make your check payable:
SLC Human Service Conference Fund

Mail checks to:
320 West 2nd Street
GSC 4 West, Attn: Cori Helget
Duluth, MN 55802-1495
Note: due to the high number of expected participants, please allow extra time for parking and registration. Parking is $5.00 per day.

2019 Conference Materials

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

Ally Sponsor (Exhibitor)

Ally Sponsorship is full. To be placed on the waiting list, please email


Ally Sponsor (Exhibitor) 


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

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

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