October 24-25, 2019 · Duluth, MN

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Join us for our 45th annual event!
The conference supports people and organizations from across Minnesota to engage in addressing the root causes of substance abuse.

Who goes?
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%.

Why go?
· 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 collaborationsbe part of something big!

Sessions & Schedule

Click here for the full list of 2019 breakout sessions.

Venue, Directions & Parking

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Dr. Duluth, MN 55802

Parking is available in the parking ramp located across the street, which is connected to the convention center by skyway. The parking fee is $5 per day. There are also other parking options nearby. Click here for full details on directions and parking.


Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth
$119 per night
218-722-1202 / hiduluth.com
Use code ‘PPS’ online


$100 individual registration
$80 for groups of three or more
$60 for students
$200 for exhibitors

Register as an Attendee

Register as an Exhibitor

Limited scholarships are available to cover registration, based on need and qualifications.
Deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 30—contact Esha Seth, 651-646-3005 ext.328.

Exhibitor 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! Cost to exhibit is $200 and registration opens Monday, June 3.

Minnesota substance abuse prevention coalitions get free registration to share their regional work and successes with the conference attendees. The free coalition registration covers attendance for one coalition member and provides a space to share your work and resources. Use the exhibitor registration form and select "Coalition Registration". To register additional coalition members to attend the conference, please click here.

Continuing Education

This conference is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 8 total Category I continuing education contact hours. There are no maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available for this training.

The conference has been approved for 8 hours of education by the Minnesota Certification Board.

The conference has been approved for 8 hours of education by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring a physical ticket to the event.

What is the refund policy?
The last date to request a refund is October 16. There will be a $10 administrative fee charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued after October 16. To request a refund, go to Tickets in your Evenbrite account (go here if you've never logged in before), find your order, then select "Request a Refund." We will try our best to respond within 1 week and when issued, refunds can take up to 5 business days to show on up on your account.


Esha Seth, Event Manager
651-646-3005 ext.328