2018 Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing Conference


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in Duluth, October 24-25 


The conference supports people and organizations from across Minnesota to engage in addressing the root causes of substance abuse.

Hundreds of people from across the state interested in preventing substance abuse in their communities.

Community Coalition Leaders • Prevention Specialists • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Professionals • Parents & Youth • Student Affairs Professionals • Educators • Public Health Professionals • Law Enforcement • Researchers • Faith Leaders

Because the conference is jam packed with many great breakout sessions, we highly recommend you bring as many people from your team as you can. This will enable you to split up and attend more sessions to share with one another as well as take back to your community. Tickets for groups of three or more are discounted 20%.

• More in depth and hands on Power Sessions

• Conference App – we’re going green! For your convenience, ability to connect with others, to organize your schedule, and more. Available for download in October.

• Get to know people in your region at a facilitated session with your Regional Prevention Coordinator

• Interactive Leadership Session. A focused conversation on applying the concepts presented in Day 2 keynote with The Outside

Explore the prevention field and be inspired by the passionate people doing impactful work throughout our state
Discover action steps, skills and learning strategies to provide the building blocks you need to be successful
Utilize the latest data and research to inform your team and community
Experience the only Minnesota conference of its kind with your colleagues
Access highly relevant tools and resources to move your prevention initiatives forward
Connect and reconnect with others doing prevention work to learn, partner, and form collaborations – be part of something BIG!

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information


The conference supports people and organizations from across Minnesota to engage in addressing the root causes of substance abuse. Get in front of the people doing this work on the ground, gain exposure and educate them about your organization!

NEW FOR EXHIBITORS THIS YEAR – Get to Know a Prevention Resource

Talk about your exhibit to a captive audience! Primary prevention organizations that exhibit may opt in for up to a five minute “pitch” before a workshop. Share your marketing materials too! To indicate your interest, check the box on the registration form. Cost to exhibit is $200 – Register Here

Note: Get to Know a Prevention Resource will occur on Thursday only. Does not apply to treatment organizations.

Sponsorship is available for all budget sizes! Contact Lindsey Smith for more information. 651-646-3005 x313

Continuing Education

The 2018 Prevention Program Sharing Conference has been approved for 10.5 hours by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.

Certified Health Education/Master Certified Health Education (CHES/MCHES) Credits: The Prevention Program Sharing Conference has been approved to provide 10 Category I CHES/MCHES credits by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training: The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. The Prevention Program Sharing Conference (Course Number: 10043-0014) has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 9 hours of continuing education.

Location, Lodging and Cost information

Conference Schedule

FAQs and Contact Info

Thanks to our 2018 Conference Committee for their work in making this a great event!