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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 29.

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

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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

Hey, educators! The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and special education teacher Chris Ulmer invite you to tell us how you encourage and motivate your students. Positive words, an upbeat dance, a personalized high-five – we want to know how you inspire and support your students each day. Five educators who enter will be given free tickets to attend Chris Ulmer’s state autism conference keynote presentation from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on April 29 and will share their tips or strategies with the audience. Click here to enter.

Smartphone or other amateur videos are not required but are encouraged. Entries become the property of the Autism Society of Minnesota. By submitting your entry, you are giving AuSM permission to share through marketing outlets including, but not limited to social media, AuSM’s website, e-mail, in print, and during the conference. If you have questions, please contact AuSM’s Events Team at 651.647.1083 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to download a paper entry form. Submissions are due March 15, 2017, and winners will be notified April 1, 2017.

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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