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! 

 

Sponsor registration is open!   
Registration is open!

Sponsor Registration

Conference Registration
   
 

 
 
 
 

 

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 15: Last day to cancel registration
September 30: Last day to register
October 1: Walk-in registration

 

 

2024 Sponsorships

Sponsorship registration is open!

Sponsor registration


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 Schedule

2024 St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference
"Choose Hope"

 

Wednesday October 9th
7:30 AM Doors open for exhibitor set-up
9:00 - 4:30  Registration open
9:00 - 4:30 Exhibit Hall open
10:30 - 12:00 Welcome & opening Keynote
1:00-2:30 Session I Workshops
3:00-4:30 Session II Workshops
Thursday October 10th
8:00 - 4:30  Registration Open
8:00 - 4:00  Exhibit Hall open
8:30 - 10:00 Session III Workshops
10:30-12:00 Session IV Workshops
1:00-2:30 Session V Workshops
3:00-4:30 Closing Keynote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Conference Registration

Online registration is open!
 
 
Wednesday October 9th
7:30 AM Doors open for exhibitor set-up
9:00-4:30 Registration Open | Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 - 12:00 Welcome & Opening Keynote
1:00-2:30 Session I Workshops
3:00-4:30 Session II Workshops
Thursday October 11th
8:00-4:00 Registration Open | Exhibit Hall Open
8:30-10:00 Session III Workshops
10:30-12:00 Session IV Workshops
1:00-2:30 Session V Workshops
3:00-4:30 Closing Keynote

 

 
2024 Conference Registration Rates
General Registration
Early Bird Rate June - July 31: $100
August 1 - September 30: $125
Walk-in: $150 
 
Student and Veteran Registration
June - October 10: $50
 
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 15, 2024
The fee covers attendance for one or both days of the conference and admittance to the exhibit hall. Participants can attend the 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 30, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Walk in registration begins at 9:00 AM 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: HHS Conference
Duluth, MN 55802-1495
 
Note: due to the high number of expected participants, please allow extra time for parking and registration. Parking is $10.00 per day.

Hotel Information

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

Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive
218-279-6000
www.canalparklodge.com
Starting at $209

Hampton Inn
310 Canal Park Drive
218-720-3000
Hampton Inn Duluth Canal Park in Minnesota (hilton.com)
Starting at $209

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Dr.
218-726-1111
888-668-4352
www.innonlakesuperior.com
Starting at $254.99

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
200 W. 1st St.
218-722-1202
800-477-7089
www.hiduluth.com
Standard Room $140
 

Lift Bridge Lodge
408 Canal Park Drive
218-727-1378
Starting at - $269.49

Pier B
800 West Railroad Street
218-481-8888 - room block reference number 189090
www.pierbresort.com
Starting at $289

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
325 Lake Avenue South
218-727-4663
800-794-1716
www.thesuitesduluth.com
Starting at $127

Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview
505 West Superior Street
218-481-1185
www.radissonhotelsamericas.com
Starting at $189

Tru by Hilton
503 Clearwood Drive
218-722-0222
Booking Link 
$109

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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