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16-03-28-MN-Autism-Conf-v4The Autism Society of Minnesota invites you to participate in the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference April 26-29, 2017. During this event, we will join our voices as a passionate community to inspire learning, hope, and innovation. Here experts, parents, caregivers, educators, paraprofessionals, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the spectrum will have a platform to connect, collaborate, advocate, and educate. The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place and will feature the 3rd annual AuSM Gala celebration, Oh, the AuSM Places We'll Go!, on April 28.

Click here for more information about exhibiting, sponsoring, and/or advertising in the conference program.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

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Conference Lodging
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place is the official conference hotel. Conference room rates start at $119 plus tax until April 4, 2017. For reservations, call 800.245.9190. Please use code SMC when reserving your room.

Click here to view the conference registration brochure (includes paper registration form).

Keynote Speakers Announced

2017 keynote speakers will include autism community icon, Temple Grandin, PhD (photo courtesy Rosalie Winard); Steve Silberman, best-selling author of Neurotribes (photo courtesy Keith Karraker); Kerry Magro, award-winning disability advocate; and Chris Ulmer, special education teacher and motivational speaker on neurodiversity.

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AuSM Educator Challenge winners announced soon!

Five educators who entered the AuSM Educator Challenge will be given free tickets to attend Chris Ulmer’s state autism conference keynote presentation from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on April 28 and will share their tips or strategies with the audience. The winners will be announced soon!

Conference Quick Links

Exhibit, Sponsor, Advertise
Conference Exhibitor List
Detailed Conference Schedule
Audience-Specific Conference Guides
Register
Volunteer at Conference and/or AuSM Gala
2017 Frequently Asked Conference Questions and Answers


2017 Conference Rates

NEW! FULL CONFERENCE RATE (Best value - save $45!)
(includes all keynote presentations, Thursday and Friday all day, and Saturday half-day)

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $310 $335
Non-Member $390 $415
Person with ASD $100 $105

SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ONLY RATES

Wednesday Evening Keynote - Steve Silberman sponsored by Minnesota Life College

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Thursday Morning Keynote - Temple Grandin, PhD sponsored by St. David's Center

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Thursday Evening Keynote - Kerry Magro

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Friday Morning Keynote - Chris Ulmer sponsored by Lindamood-Bell

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

DAILY RATES

Thursday* Only and Friday Only Day Rate

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $110 $135
Non-Member $140 $165
Person with ASD $35 $40

*Day Rate on Thursday includes Temple Grandin Keynote.

Saturday Only Half-Day Rate 

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20