Together We Can Conference

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the conference!
Stay tuned for information about 2019 TWC featuring keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne!

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Varied Industries Conference Center
Use the south entrance of the Varied Industries Building
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
Check-in/registration:    8:15 – 9:00 am
Conference:  9:00 am – 4:15 pm

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EXHIBITORS      Registration is closed
Note for 2018 Exhibitors:  Set up times are Friday, May 4 from 1:00-2:00 pm, and Saturday, May 5 from 7:45-8:15 am. The exhibitor area will be busiest during registration/check-in, breaks, and lunch, so you are welcome to attend sessions at the conference. The exhibitor area closes at 3:00 pm.

CHILDCARE      Registration is closed
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 30 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:  This conference is approved to offer 5.25 credit hours.
» LMFT & LMHC: This conference is approved to offer 5.25 credit hours.
» Behavioral Health, Peer Support & Substance Abuse Professionals: This conference is approved to offer 5.25 credit hours in the “Generic” category. This credit option is for CADC, tCADC, IADC, IAADC, CPS, CGTC, CCJP, CCDP, CCS, CTA, MHPSS, PRS, and PSS, approved by the Iowa Board of Certification.
 Foster Parents: This workshop has been approved to offer 5.0 hours of Foster Parent Training Credit at no additional cost.

8:15 – 9:00 am                Registration & Check-in
9:00 – 9:15 am                Welcome remarks & Keynote introduction from Emily Graber, Help-A-Heart
9:15 – 10:15 am              Morning Keynote presented by David Harrell
10:15 – 10:30 am            Break
10:30 – 11:30 am            10:30 am Breakout Sessions
11:30  am – 12:30 pm    Lunch catered by Hy-Vee, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare
12:30 – 1:30 pm              12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 1:45 pm                Break

1:45 – 2:45 pm                1:45 pm Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:00 pm                Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm                Afternoon Keynote presented by Rylin Rodgers
4:00 – 4:15 pm                Closing remarks, Exhibitor Raffle drawing & Childcare pickup

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities or special health care needs. Submit an accommodation request to; the deadline is Monday, April 30. Sign language interpretation will be provided by Life Interpreter, Inc.

The 6th annual Together We Can Conference is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa.

This year’s conference is presented in partnership with
ASK Resource Center, Arc of Iowa & University of Iowa Center
for Disabilities and Development