General Info

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Agenda/Start Time

The conference begins at 8:45AM and ends at 4:30PM on both Monday and Tuesday. After the daily keynote, there will be three breakouts a day with four sessions to choose from.

Registration/Check – in (for speakers and attendees)

Registration and check in will begin at 8AM. There will be signs posted so look for those to direct you to the registration table.


Your room assignments will be listed in the program.


Receiving your feedback on every session you attend is vital to our success as a conference. Please share with us by clicking on the links provided online at every session information page.

Color Coding

The conference is color coded for different types of topics – there aren’t specific tracks because all professions will be able to find information relevant to their field.

Session Handouts

Handouts will be available online after the session. If there are any handouts available for your session, they will be listed with an option to download on the session information page. Not all sessions have handouts available prior to the conference but most will after.

Shuttle service/taxi/car rental

The hotels we have contracted with offer free shuttle service to and from the Duluth International Airport. If you are flying into the Duluth Airport, there are car rental companies at the airport. A taxi will cost about $25-$30 from the airport. If you have any problems or questions making transportation arrangements, please contact me and I can help sort out a plan. UBER and Lyft are available.


Light breakfast items (first come basis) and full lunch (no one will go hungry) is included with your conference registration for each day. Lunch will be catered by the DECC.

Conference Location

Harbor Side Convention Center at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
For those staying at the Holiday Inn, there is an indoor sky walk from the Holiday Inn to the Harbor Side Ballroom at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and is accessible. Parking is $5.00 a day with in and out privileges.


There will be wi-fi available and free to access at the conference. The code will be given at the conference.


For those needing a no stair access to the conference, please use this link for accessibility information.

Nursing Mothers

There are two options for nursing.  One is the Family Restroom which is located on the lower floor of the Harbor Side Convention Center.  There is electricity and a chair in that room.  The other option is to visit the Business Office and use one of the open offices.  The Guest Services attendant stationed in the convention center during the conference will be able to direct you to both locations.


Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds; however, your registration is transferable! Consider sending someone in your place before cancelling completely-there is no cost to do this even at the last minute. Email any changes to Rachael at


Any other questions or concerns, please contact the conference coordinator: Lori at