Conference Registration

Thanks to all who joined us March 17-19, 2021 for the 128th Annual MSSA Training Conference & Expo. To access the on-demand sessions, click the link above. Breakout session content will be available for 30 days post-conference. 

Is Your MSSA Membership Up-to-Date?

MSSA members receive deeply discounted rates on conference registration. As you register for the conference make sure to renew your membership or become a new MSSA member for 2021. Note: Membership must have an expiration date after 4/1/2021 to receive the discount. 

Virtual Conference Details

Bonus Pre-conference Sessions: March 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Thursday, March 18, 2020, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday, March 19, 2020, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Continuing Education

CE Hours will be available from the following:
Minnesota Board of Social Work
MN Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Minnesota Board of Psychology
MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
National Council on Family Relations
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP)

Note: Approved hours will vary by credentialing organization.

Individual Registration

Registration for the conference has ended.
To reflect the current economic challenges we have decreased our conference pricing this year, while still providing high quality CE opportunities in a safe and flexible virtual learning environment.

2021 MSSA Registration Rates - Virtual Conference
 (ends 3/19/21) 
Regular Agency Member 
Registration Discount +

(ends 3/19/21)  
Member - Individual $175 $96.25 
Member - Full-time Student/Foster Parent/Retired/Unemployed*    $75  $41.25
Non-Member $300 -

*Students and Foster Care participants must be able to provide proof if requested.
+Agency must opt into the program. Agency employees must be individual MSSA Members. Pricing in cart will be $0; agency will be billed post-conference. University/College Agency Members receive an additional discount.

Agency Member Registration Discount

Get a deeply discounted rate for your employees to attend the conference by purchasing an organizational membership. Contact us at to learn more. Individuals signing up under their organization's agency member registration discount must also be members of MSSA -- so sign up for your individual membership today!   

You are eligible for the agency member registration discount if you are an MSSA member at the time of the conference and work for one of the following MSSA Member organizations:

Registration Discount Member Agencies

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AFSCME Local 34
Agate Housing and Services
American Indian Family and Childrens Services
Anoka County Human Services
Augsburg University
Bemidji State University
Benton County Human Services

Conference Participant Policies

Disability Access Requests: MSSA will make all attempts to provide closed captioning for our virtual sessions. To request other accommodations, please contact Sharon Hollister at Providing at least 4-6 weeks advance notice will help to ensure availability.

By registering for this conference, you agree to be bound by the following terms:

Cancellation/Refund/Returned Check Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing no later than February 10 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after February 10 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellation requests to Returned check fee is $30. Please write registrant's name on check. If the MSSA 2021 Virtual Conference is delayed in whole or in part, due to events over which MSSA has no control, then MSSA shall reschedule any delayed or interrupted portions of the conference and provide comparable registration benefits as determined by MSSA.

Registrant Substitution/Share Policy: If a registrant is unable to attend, a substitute may be sent in their place. Only one substitute is allowed per original registrant. Please email substitutions to as soon as possible. Each person attending the conference or viewing on demand content must complete a separate online registration. This includes all individuals registering under the agency registration discount. Conference attendance cannot be split between employees.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images:
All attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in MSSA publications, websites, and on social media. Any recording of sessions (audio, video, chat logs, screen captures, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of MSSA and the individual authors is strictly prohibited.

Liability Waiver/Release: As an attendee at the MSSA Annual Training Conference & Expo, I release MSSA from all liability and agree not to sue MSSA or those acting on their behalf, for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, theft or actions of any kind that I incur and I assume full responsibility.

Conference Code of Conduct: MSSA is dedicated to providing a fabulous conference experience for all participants. When we gather at MSSA as part of a larger health and human services community, our goal is to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment to all. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in this conference community. We invite all of you to help us create this safe and positive experience for everyone.

As health and human services professionals our collective, positive actions are essential to counteract the many forms of inequity and abuses of power that exists in our society and which adversely affect those that we work with and for. As a community we expect participants to:

  • Be mindful of your fellow participants
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech, chats, and actions
  • Minimize disruptions by using mute and video controls appropriately while presenters are speaking
  • Respect presenters and participants contributions. Please do not make and/or distribute recordings, pictures, or screen shots of presentation/poster materials, Q&A, and chat activity in the virtual space without explicit permission.
  • Participate with MSSA’s Core Beliefs and Values in mind

Questions? Contact MSSA at or  651.644.0556 for assistance.