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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. 



Thursday full-day, Friday full-day, and full conference registrations are sold out. Space remains for the Wednesday evening keynote, Frank Campagna "Autism Daddy"; the Thursday evening keynote, Stephen Shore, PhD; and for Saturday morning breakout sessions. 

All conference volunteer positions are full.

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.

Audience-Specific Conference Guides

Individuals with Autism


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.

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.