Legal Services State Support is pleased to announce that plans are underway for the 2017 Legal Services Statewide Conference: Connecting With Our Community. The conference will be held at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, MN from Wednesday, October 25 to Friday, October 27, 2017. Conference participants can expect to learn more about innovative service delivery models in our community, how to better serve our diverse client populations, and how effective self-care translates into more sustainable and effective advocacy.
Zoua Vang, storyteller, strategist, and advocate, will officially kick off the conference with a special keynote presentation, “Our Community, Our Stories,” on Wednesday evening, October 25th. Vang’s personal story inspires and profoundly illustrates why what we do matters. As a professional advocate, she will help us understand how to share and celebrate the work we do on behalf of clients every day.
On Thursday afternoon, conference attendees will experience a one-of-a-kind interactive session led by the Theater of Public Policy. Using improvisational comedy, we’ll think more deeply, and in a fresh, engaging way, about the issues we encounter daily and the policies impacting our work.
Stay tuned to State Support’s blog for more session and special guest details, a sneak peek at our full conference schedule, and the official launch of conference registration – slated for early September.