Health & Human Service Conference


2019 Conference - Bravely Being Human

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

Sponsorship registration is open!

Registration for Champion and Advocate sponsorships is open until March 1st. Details in Sponsorship tab below.

New for 2019

2019 Sponsorship registration begins January 2nd. We have exciting new sponsorship levels!


New Conference Schedule - the conference will begin on Wednesday October 9! Watch for more details

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

2019 Sponsorships

New Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors have exhibit table/tables in Pioneer Exhibitor Hall.

Champion Sponsor


Registration Open through March 1

  • 4 Conference Registrations, attendee gifts and name badges
  • 2 Exhibitor Tables
  • Icon in Conference mobile APP
  • Central Location Pioneer Hall
  • Name in Conference Registration/Exhibitor brochures and promotional materials

Advocate Sponsor


Registration Open through March 1

  • 2 Conference Registrations, attendee gifts and name badges
  • 1 Exhibitor Table
  • Icon in Conference mobile APP
  • Name in Conference Registration/Exhibitor brochures and promotional materials

Ally Sponsor


Registration Opens March 1st 2019

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

To ensure recognition in conference materials as a Champion or Advocate Sponsor, please register online and make/send payment by Wednesday, March 1, 2019.
Register Now

Payments not received by March 15th 2019 will result in the sponsorship being canceled and deleted. 


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 Superior St, 6E, Duluth MN 55802-1495
(218) 726-2248 (phone)   (218) 733-2093 (fax)   

Accounting questions contact 218-726-2292

2018 Conference Materials

Past Conferences

2018 Tattoos on the Heart
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2017 The Power of Perspective
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2016 The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into
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2015 The Dance of Compassion
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Michelle Nelson
Organizational Development Specialist


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