2015 LSA Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
April 20-23, 2015

Agenda
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The 2015 LSA Annual Conference celebrates the strength of Lutheran social ministry and our network of health and human service providers, united in our call to transform lives and communities. This yearly gathering brings together hundreds of nonprofit leaders from around the U.S. to build on and celebrate LSA's national, strong and trusted network. 

Farther Together: Stronger Tomorrow  

The conference theme reflects our focus on the greater reach the LSA network can achieve both collectively and as individual organizations when we work together and leverage the power of the network. We are on a shared journey, and seek to light the path for Lutheran social ministry, so that we may bring hope to more lives- both today and in the future. 

Who Attends the Annual Conference 

Attendees include LSA members, nonprofit leaders and partners representing the spectrum of health and human services and the breadth of Lutheran Social Ministry. Conference participants include social ministry CEOs, Board of Directors, members of LSA Networks, executives, program staff, self-advocates, public policy professionals, emerging leaders, government officials, representatives from the ELCA and the LCMS both nationally and locally, clergy, students and seminarians, Lutheran organizations, sponsors, and business and community partners.

Human Resources professionals are invited to also take part in the Council for Human Resource Management (CHRM) conference that takes place in conjunction with the Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference is open to the public. Full-conference and day rate packages are available, as well as a student rate.    

Agenda Highlights

"The Foundation Perspective: What Creates Meaningful Change?," featuring the Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

"Exponential Fundraising- Building Your Philanthropic Network," featuring Jennifer McCrea of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and the founder of Exponential Fundraising, known as "The Billionaire Whisperer." 

"Seismic Shifts in the Post-Acute Care Market" panel.

"Children, Youth and Family Working Group- Deep dive into Evidence Based Practices with Dr. Laura Heinz of the Annie E. Casey Provider Exchange. 

Innovation Tour of San Antonio's highly regarded placed-based initiative in the EastPoint neighborhood, part of a Promise Neighborhood and Promise Zone initiative. 

Keynote Speakers 

Dan Cardinali    Bob Harrington    Hallie Preskill

"Coming together; Strengthening Communities"- Dan Cardinali 

"The New Paradigm: How Nonprofits Navigate the Collaboration to Merger Continuum"- Bob Harrington

"The Present and Future Role of Evaluation in the Health and Human Services Sector"- Hallie Preskill  

Discover San Antonio

San Antonio is a thriving city full of charm, delicious dining options, sightseeing, culture and a rapidly growing business sector. While there you can enjoy a barge ride along the Riverwalk, visit the world-famous Alamo and experience the vibrant culture at the Mercado for local crafts and food. Click here for more information. 

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio is ideally located directly on the famous Riverwalk and overlooks the Alamo – enjoy contemporary rooms and Hyatt’s signature service. You’ll be within steps of a large variety of dining options, shows, shops and tourist attractions. The average high temperature in April is a welcoming 81 degrees.  Click here to learn more about the hotel and room rates. 

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