November 1, 2024 Mankato, Minnesota

Focusing on self-directed services in Minnesota, the Self-direction Connection Conference is asking people with lived experience to share your knowledge with one another. In a first of its kind conference in Minnesota people will gather to discuss trends and their experience using Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) and Consumer Support Grant (CSG).

Meet other people using CDCS and CSG and connect with one other. Visit with old friends and make new ones.

Cost is $40. Scholarships are available. Also, people using CDCS and CSG can use their budget for trainings, speak with your Support Planner or Case Manager for assistance.

For accommodations related to disabilities please contact Harry Meyering Center at 507-387-8281 or email at

This conference is a project of the National Center on Advancing Person-centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) through their Self-direction Learning Collaborative. Collaborating organizations: Best Care, Family Voices of Minnesota, Harry Meyering Center, Nicollet County.

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2023 Self-direction Connection Conference

Photo: caregiver speaking with woman with gray hair in wheelchair. Thank you sponsors


Connect Sponsor

Grow Sponsor

Learn Sponsor

Support Sponsor


Sponsor Self-Direction Connection Conference

Connect Level: $2500

Exhibit booth, recognition on table place cards, swag item or flyer in bag (500 needed by October 1), logo on agenda, large logo on rotating power point, 4 free registrations.


Grow Level: $1000

Exhibit booth, recognition on table place cards, logo on agenda, small logo on rotating power point, 2 free registration.


Learn Level: $500

Exhibit booth, recognition on table place card, name on agenda, name on rotating power point with other sponsors, 1 free registration.


Support Level: $250

Exhibit booth, name on agenda.


Entrepreneur: $30

Self-advocate, business owners are encouraged to participate in the Self-direction Connection Conference to sell their products. If you own a business and have a disability we would love to give you space to sell your products. Comes with an exhibit booth and 1 free registration.

For any questions, please contact Jen Drganc, 507-387-8281 or