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Annual Conference

2018ConfLogowebApril 25-28, 2018

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

Special thanks to overall conference sponsor, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. 


 Click here to download a paper registration form and to view conference rates.

Click here to view the 2018 conference registration brochure.
Click here to review the detailed 2018 conference schedule.


2018 Keynote Speakers: Frank Campagna, sponsored by Fraser; Jed Baker, PhD, sponsored by Rosenberg Center; Stephen Shore, PhD, sponsored by Minnesota Life College; and Leah Kuypers, MA Ed, OTR/L sponsored by St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development. Thursday's lunch sponsors are Accra and Optum. Friday's lunch sponsor is Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC.

JuliaStoryArtWebJulia's AuSM Autism Celebration
This year's conference will begin with an exciting family celebration featuring Julia, the newest Sesame Street Muppet, a character who was created to increase awareness and understanding of autism. Meet Walkaround Julia, visit resource tables, participate in sensory activities, and play games during this age and ability inclusive event. AuSM is seeking sponsors for this event. Click here for more information and to register.

DoubletreeConference Hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place
Conference room rates start at $119 plus tax until April 3, 2018. For reservations, call 952.542.8600 or click here to reserve your room online.

 Volunteer at the 23rd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
AuSM welcomes those in our community who are able to volunteer time to help make the conference run as smoothly as possible. Conference Volunteer Policy: All volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the day are expected to arrive at 7 a.m. for training, and to check in for each shift at least 10 minutes in advance. All volunteers for evening shifts are expected to arrive at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers who do not arrive for a shift or who arrive late will be assessed a $10 fee. Volunteers are expected to pay in advance or at the door. Click here to register as a volunteer.

Conference Volunteer Rates
Wednesday and Thursday evenings: volunteer 1 shift to attend for free
Thursday and Friday days: volunteer 3 shifts to attend for $65
Saturday day: volunteer 3 shifts to attend for free

Exhibit, Sponsor, Advertise at the 23rd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
The Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here, expert speakers, educators, professionals, caregivers, and individuals with autism have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those touched by autism. Reach the Minnesota autism community by sponsoring, exhibiting, and/or advertising during the conference. Click here for more information.