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2018 Prevention Program Sharing Conference

OCTOBER 25 – 26, 2018

Eventbrite - Minnesota’s 44th Annual Prevention Program Sharing Conference



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

• More in depth and hands on Power Sessions
• 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!


St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301


Hotel Accommodations: A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Best Western in St. Cloud next to the convention center. Call 320-253-0606 and mention the conference or click here to book a room.


$100 registration
$60 for students
$200 for exhibitors

Keynote & Plenary Sessions

Day 1 Keynote Speaker: David Mann

WINNING WITH WORDS – Clarifying the Message to Enact Change

With decades of experience as a performer and storytelling specialist, David provides a funny, practical keynote that is rich with immediately applicable skills. He shows how storytelling techniques can be the critical difference between gaining or losing the buy-in of potential stakeholders. With techniques drawn from the world of performance and high-stakes litigation, David illustrates practical ways health professionals can more clearly articulate their message and move people to action. This keynote also illustrates how health professionals can inspire stakeholders to embrace change. David will show the audience how to thrive during change by staying imaginative and flexible, and by seeing potential limitations as possibilities.

Key Takeaways:

Make a lasting impression that wins buy-in
Transform dull information into persuasive stories
Keep the vision of change clear and positive
Minimize resistance to change through clear communication

Gain skills to inspire and enact change with potential stakeholders by clarifying your message.


Day 2 Keynote Speaker: The Outside with Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Tim Merry

SHARED WORK – Working Across Difference

Often the differences between collaborators — different perspectives, backgrounds, ideologies and aspirations — becomes the focus of meetings rather than getting work done together. But there is important work to be done, and we must figure out a way to do it together. In this keynote, Tim and Tuesday will present the Shared Work model, which puts getting to work back at the center of our collaborations and offers up important stances to take and ways to get unstuck in our collaborative work.

The keynote presentation will be followed by an interactive conversation between the participants which will be designed and led by the keynote presenter. This conversation will focus on application of concepts presented in the keynote and will encourage participants to integrate lessons learned into their daily work of collaboration.


Breakout Sessions

More information coming soon.

Conference Schedule

Thursday 8 am – 5 pm,  Friday 8 am – 1 pm

Fully detailed schedule coming soon.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Cost to exhibit is $200 – Register Here

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


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Esha Seth or call 651-646-3005 with any questions.

What’s the refund policy?
The last date to request a refund is October 18. There will be a $25 administrative fee charged for all refunds. 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 your account.

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


Esha Seth, Events Coordinator
Phone: 651-646-3005 ext. 328