The 2019 conference will be held at the Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 on March 8 & 9. Registration includes Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday lunch, access to 40 engaging workshops, the awards banquet, the DJ dance as well as all the fun extras like the photo booth, door prizes and art projects. It does not include a hotel stay. To reserve a hotel room call Mystic Lake Center at 952-455-9000 and tell the hotel you’re a participant of the Self-Advocacy Conference. The reduced conference rate is $159 per night.
Every other year Advocating Change Together and the Conference Planning Committee organizations put on a two-day state self-advocacy conference. Typically 400-500 self-advocates and allies attend to make friends, learn about self-advocacy issues, and become connected to the larger self-advocacy movement.
What makes this conference unique is its “nothing about us without us” approach. Two-thirds of the sessions will be led or co-led by self-advocates and all voting members of the conference planning committee are self-advocates. They select the workshops, entertainment, food, decorations, theme and make sure it will be a great time. A picture is worth a thousand words, check out some photos from the 2017 MN State Self-Advocacy Conference to get a feel for what it’s all about.
Typically we have the big opening ceremony kicking things off at 9am on Friday and go late with dinner/awards and a dance following until 10pm or so. Saturday also starts around 9am with a large closing ceremony concluding in the early afternoon.
Contact ACT to request an accessible room
We need your help to make it great:
- Attend the conference – Early Bird Registration Ends 12/31/18
- Be an Exhibitor
- Tell Your Friends About It! (print double sided “flip on short edge”)