Northwest District Fall Conference

Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:00am - 4:30pm
Up to 6.0 CE clock hours with the Minnesota Board of Social Work

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Register Online Here

Keynote: Understanding Islamophobia, Jaylani Hussein, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter

•  Awards/Lunch/Membership/Legislative Meeting
•  Three breakout sessions offered

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included in Registration Cost 
Early bird rates (by 8/30/18): Member $85 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25
After 8/30/18: Member $110 | Nonmember $150 | Student $25
Exhibit $195 (includes Continental Breakfast + Lunch + Table Top Exhibit + One Conference Registration)

Please choose the Exhibit Registration option when registering online .

Bigwood Event Center
925 Western Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN

Cancellation and Refund Policy

MSSA does not refund individual or agency member dues.

MSSA does not refund registration fees, unless MSSA receives written notification of cancellation 3 weeks prior to the event. No-shows will be billed. There is a $25 processing fee for all refunds.

Event registration fees can be transferred to another person.

In some circumstances, refunds may not be available, in these cases the specific refund policy will be listed on the registration information. 

Region 4 Board of Directors

  • Kendra Lund, Chair (Alzheimer's Association)  
  • Stephanie Olson (Otter Tail County Human Services)
  • Krista Fix (Otter Tail County Human Services)
  • Amanda Fahlstrom (Lutheran Social Services of MN)
  • Laurie Dahley (Concordia College)
  • Rhonda Antrim (Traverse County Human Services)
  • Becky Boyd (MN DHS)

Region 4 Agency Members

Stevens County Human ServicesMorris
Traverse County Social ServicesWheaton
MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action PartnershipDetroit Lakes
Region 4 South Adult Mental HealthAlexandria
Concordia CollegeMoorhead
Blue Sky Inc.Detroit Lakes


Online Registration Here
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Exhibitor Information
Register to Exhibit Here

(includes one registration/lunch + one tabletop exhibit space) $195

Set up: 9/19 7pm-8:00pm & 9/20 7am-8am
Exhibit Hours: 8-2:30pm
Tear down: 2:30 - 4:00pm

Exhibit at the conference!
MSSA offers a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with health and human service professionals - including social workers, child and adult protection, mental health professionals, case managers, county and DHS staff and others. This conference will attract 100 decision makers as well as direct service staff from public and private agencies in the greater northern Minnesota area. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact MSSA at or 651.789.4331 to discuss options.

Up to 6.0 Continuing Education Hours possible. 
MN Board of Social Work Provider # CEP-9

Hotel Reservations
Bigwood Event Center is connected to Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. Make a guest room reservation by calling (218) 739-2211 or (800) 830-5222.
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: Noon