2016 LSA Annual Conference

2016 LSA Annual Conference
April 25-28, 2016
Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

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2016 LSA Annual Conference

Coming Together: Building the Path, Shining the Light

Join us in Minnesota in April to celebrate the strength of our Lutheran social ministry network at our Annual Conference!

LSA's largest event, the Annual Conference is a yearly gathering that convenes nonprofit leaders, staff, Board members and faith leaders to build on and celebrate LSA's national, strong and trusted network, bringing together hundreds of nonprofit Lutheran social ministry leaders united in the mission of transforming lives and communities. 

This year's conference – Coming Together: Building the Path, Shining the Light – reflects on our strong network. Together, we are building the future for Lutheran social ministry, and lighting the way so that we may bring hope to more lives, as well as build awareness of the work of our diverse network of members.

Why Should You Attend?

Attendees benefit from best practices, thought leadership, strategies and resources presented by an impressive line-up of experts from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity; Jonathan Lever, Executive Vice President, Chief Membership & Program Officer, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA); and Dr. Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. We equip conference participants with real-world innovation case studies and successful examples from people within and outside our network who have shaped their industries and communities.

One of the most powerful aspects of the Conference is the connections made, renewed and strengthened through our strong network of active Lutheran social ministry leaders, united by our shared mission, values and heritage. This gathering brings the community together for dynamic leadership development, inspiration, an emphasis on business acumen, trends, honoring our heritage, growing our understanding of what it means to serve in social ministry, and how we can broaden our impact as a network. 

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to all. You'll join close to 350 attendees representing the spectrum of health and human services and the breadth of Lutheran Social Ministry. Conference participants include social ministry CEOs, Board Directors, members of LSA Networks, program staff, self-advocates, public policy professionals, emerging leaders, government officials, representatives from the ELCA and the LCMS, and community partners.

We encourage making this event a shared experience for your organization. Take this opportunity to reflect, connect and create new opportunities and strategies with your team. This is the event where CEOs, Board members, staff and partners come together and leave with tangible opportunities, ideas and takeaways that can be implemented right away.   

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Hello! I am with LSS in MN and so excited that the 2016 conference will be held in Minneapolis! Can you tell me when a call for presenters will go out, or a call for hands- on learning activities? Thank you!

I would like to speak with someone about the being a vendor at the convention.

Deborah, did you get the information you were looking for? I'm happy to send you information by email or give you a call if you let me know the best way to reach you. Thanks!

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