Annual Conference



The Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists, professionals, employers, caregivers, parents and individuals on the spectrum have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those touched by autism.

Exhibit, Sponsor, Advertise
When you participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or advertiser, you can expect to reach hundreds of parents; special education teachers; speech, physical and occupational therapists; mental health professionals; program managers; and direct support professionals. Click here for more information.

Conference Pricing

Activity AuSM Member Non-Member Individual with ASD
Wed. Keynote $40 $50 $10
Thurs. Keynote $40 $50 $10
Daily Rate Thurs. $105 $135 $40
Daily Rate Fri. $105 $135 $40
Late Reg. Daily Rate $130 $160 $40
Sat. Rate $20 $30 $10


Join us for AuSM's inaugural gala celebration where we will bring the community together for fantastic food, drinks, games, prizes and more. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets today.

Conference details/schedule coming soon!

Thank you, conference volunteers, speakers, exhibitors, participants and sponsors for supporting the 19th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. 

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  • Minnesota's iconic storyteller opened the conference with a keynote presentation. Keillor discussed parenthood with with a panel of parents who have children with autism.
  • Following his presentation, Garrison Keillor spent more than an hour signing books for his fans.
  • Dr. Lori Ernsperger presents 6 Critical Elements for Teaching Individuals with ASD
  • A panel of adults on the spectrum share their experiences during the How to Recognize Clients with Autism session.
  • Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC present Autism and the Legal System for the Thursday evening keynote.
  • L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan discusses Meeting Common Core Standards and Building Literacy Skills in Students with ASD.
  • Rich Kargel, a Delta Airlines pilot, shares info about the Navigating Autism program.
  • Lionsgate Academy surprised and wowed the crowd with their "Born This Way" flash mob during Friday's lunch.