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Health & Human Service Conference



Save the Date!
Wednesday Oct. 12th - Friday October 14th

The St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference is celebrating 40 years! Our theme for 2022, Come Together; Community, Unity and Hope, reminds us of not only our past but our future of continuing to gather as a community and share unity and hope.

Sponsor Registration

Submit a workshop proposal



Important Dates 2022:
March 1 - Sponsorship registration opens
March 1 - Call for Presenters opens
June - Conference Registration opens


2022 Sponsorships



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

(1 available)
  • 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

(1 available)
  • 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

(14 Available)



  • 2 exhibitor tables
  • 4 free conference registrations
  • Recognition and 1/4 page ad in the conference brochure
  • Floor sticker of company
    logo 5' X 3'
  • 2 free parking passes
  • Listing in the conference app

Advocate Sponsor

(50 Available)



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

Ally Sponsor



  • 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 12th 2020

10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Open to Attendees

Thursday, October 13th 2020

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)   

Accounting questions contact 218-726-2292

Call for Presenters

Call for Presenters is open!
Workshop proposals are due by MAY 31, 2022. 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

2022 Schedule

2022 St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference
"Come Together: Community, Unity and Hope"



10:00–4:45 Registration open

10:00–4:45 Exhibit Hall open

1:00–2:15 Welcome & opening Keynote

2:45–4:15 Session I Workshops


Thursday October 13th

8:00–4:30 Registration Open

8:00–4:00 Exhibit Hall open

8:30–4:30 Session II–V Workshops



Exhibit Hall closed

8:00-12:00 Registration open

8:30–10:00 Session VI Workshops

10:00–10:30 BREAK

10:30–11:45 Closing Keynote



2022 Conference Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote - Morris Morrison

Opening Keynote Speaker Morris Morrison

Morris Morrison is obsessed with building Stronger, Kinder, Connected human beings. As co-owner of StoryMaker Brands and Windmill Park Media, Morris is a world-class Entertainer, Writer and Entrepreneur who's journey began in New York City before a doctor’s words changed his life forever, after being orphaned a second time. 

Today, many global leaders have witnessed his impact live on stage and in his latest books titled: Overnight Success and Disrupt Yourself. His message is powerful, his story is unforgettable, and his focus is clear: to bring families & teams closer, and make organizations more impactful, through personal ownership, service and generosity.




Closing Keynote - Kathy Buckley
Closing Keynote Speaker Kathy Buckley

Kathy Buckley America’s Favorite Hearing Impaired Comedienne, Comedienne, actress and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley now author of best selling book. IF YOU COULD HEAR WHAT I SEE, will have you laughing and crying as you experience the amazing story of her life. You would have seen her PBS special NO LABELS, NO LIMITS! HBO Special, Tonight show, Touch by an Angel, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television Special, The World's Most Intriguing Women and that’s just to name a few. She has been featured in various national Magazines including People as one of the most touching stories. Performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army for outstanding efforts toward disability employment awareness, and is a key motivational speaker for Anthony Robbins' Life Mastery Classes. Whether performing in a comedy club, guessing on television, speaking publicly, teaching at camps, or appearing in any number of other settings, Kathy Buckley bears her message that anything can be achieved when the heart and the mind work together. She serves as the national spokesperson for the non-profit organization, “No Limits for Deaf Children” a nationwide theater group, and after school program for low-income families.

Hotel Information

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

Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive
Starting at $209

Hampton Inn
310 Canal Park Drive
Hampton Inn
Starting at $209

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Dr.
Starting at $196.99

Comfort Suites
408 Canal Park Drive
Starting at $245.49

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
200 W. 1st St.
Standard Room $119
Reserve by 9/12
Group Code: HHS or use the link Health & Human Services Conference

Pier B
800 West Railroad Street
Starting at $285 

The Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
325 Lake Avenue South
Starting at $114





Past Conferences

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


Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist