Together We Can Conference

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Event Flyer and General Registration

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Where: Varied Industries Conference Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
Use the south entrance of the Varied Industries Building

Check-in/registration:    8:15 – 9:00 am
Conference:  9:00 am – 4:15 pm

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Exhibitor package fees are $75 for non-profit organizations and $100 for for-profit organizations (fees increase after April 15). Exhibitors receive one complimentary registration, which includes a light breakfast, snacks, and box lunch (if needed, additional meals are available at $40 per person). The exhibitor package also includes:

  • 8-foot display table
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Recognition in pre-conference promotions
  • Listing in conference packets for attendees
  • Participation in the Exhibitor Raffle for attendees (guaranteed face-to-face connections with families and professionals from across Iowa!)


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Free, on-site childcare is available for parents attending the conference and is provided by the Easter Seals Child Development Center; space is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration and payment of a refundable $10 per child deposit required. Refunds will be given when you check-in at the conference; deposits are only given to those who attended or those who canceled their childcare registration prior to the April 29 deadline.


Continuing education credits cost $10 per person, payable to ASK Resource Center upon check-in at the conference. Printed certificates will be available at the end of the day for attendees who pre-registered for credit. Credit recipients who did not pre-register will receive their certificate via email.

Social Work:  Credit details TBD.

LMFT & LMHC: Credit details TBD.

Behavioral Health, Peer Support & Substance Abuse Professionals: Credit details TBD. This credit option is for Family Peer Support Specialists, Peer Support Specialists, and various other certifications/credentials approved by the Iowa Board of Certification.



8:15 – 9:00 am: Registration & Check-in
9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome remarks & Keynote introduction
9:15 – 10:15 am: Morning Keynote presented by LeDerick Horne
10:15 – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 – 11:30 am: Breakout Sessions
11:30  am – 12:30 pm: Lunch catered by Hy-Vee
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 1:45 pm: Break
1:45 – 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Keynote/Activity TBD
4:00 – 4:15 pm: Closing remarks, Exhibitor Raffle drawing & Childcare pickup


We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities or special health care needs. Submit an accommodation request to; the deadline is Monday, April 29. Sign language interpretation will be provided by Life Interpreter, Inc.


If you are interested in participating as a sponsor for the 7th annual Together We Can Conference please contact Karen Thompson, or 515-243-1713 ext. 207.

2019 Together We Can is presented in partnership with ASK Resource Center, Arc of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council & University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development