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We can’t wait to see you in-person at DSPN’s 2022 Annual Conference, October 26-27th 

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, 1 N Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 


Have conference questions? Contact Kathy Meisner at kmeisner@dspn.org or call 608-661-2915. 

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday October 26th 

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors  


9:00 am - 9:15 am - Opening Remarks from Lisa Davidson, CEO, DSPN 


9:15 am – 10:45 am - Breakout Sessions: 

10:45 am - 11:00 am - Break/Visit Exhibitors – don't miss the opportunity to interact with fellow conference attendees and industry advocates in the Exhibit Hall. Thank you to our break sponsor – Lakeland Care 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Keynote Speaker - LeRoy Butler, 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Inventor of the “Lambeau Leap” 

Join us as our engaging keynoter as he shares from personal experience what it means to move from ‘Survive to Thrive.’ Mr. Butler will offer attendees time for questions and answers at the conclusion of his presentation. This is a rare opportunity, and we can’t wait to see you there.  Thank you to our Keynote Speaker Sponsors - Tricor, CCLS, CRI, Next Step, VARC, Nationwide, Secura


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch/Visit Exhibitors – there are fantastic and fun reasons to head towards the Exhibit Hall. Check it out! 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Breakout Sessions: 


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break/Visit Exhibitors – last chance to connect with all exhibitors and register for exciting attendee prizes.      Thank you to our break sponsor - Pantheon 

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Breakout Sessions 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Advocacy, Initiatives, and Issues that Matter to You: State and Federal Updates – Lisa Davidson, DSPN, CEO and Kate McSweeny, ACCSES, President and CEO  

As providers know, these are complicated times. That’s why you need the collaborative efforts of a state and federal association working on your behalf. We encourage you to spend 30 minutes in dialogue with Lisa and Kate. You’ll walk away assured that they are invested in your success. 

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Discussion with Molina Health Care and My Choice Wisconsin leaders  - Moderated Panel Lead by DSPN CEO Lisa Davidson and Special MCO Guests  


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking Social and Exhibitor Prize Drawing – A fantastic opportunity to catch up with your peers. Plus, an exhibitor prize drawing makes this a must attend occasion! 


Thursday October 27th 

7:30 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast & Networking – Plus Provider Insights and Resources from SETWorks – Kick off your second conference day in a big way! More chances to connect with fellow professionals over breakfast. Engage in a quick, consumable education session, too! 


8:30 am - 10:00 am - Blitz Creative DSP Magnet training – Stepping from Recruitment to Retention – Craig de Fasselle, co-founder, Blitz Creative 

The DSP Magnet education program helps end the vicious DSP Hamster Wheel cycle of recruiting, hiring, and retaining Direct Support Professionals. If you want to defy the DSP Workforce Crisis, this session is a must attend. Get immediate help on finding and keeping amazing DSPs in this lively, in-person, interactive workshop for conference attendees. 


10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break  

10:15 am -11:45 am - Breakout Sessions 

10:15 am - 10:45 - Discussion with Inclusa and Humana/iCare leaders - Moderated Panel Lead by DSPN CEO Lisa Davidson and Special MCO Guests 


10:45 am - 11:45 - Conversations with DHS Leadership – Dan Perron, Bureau of Assisted Living Director, Division of Quality Assurance and Curtis Cunningham, Assistant Administrator of Medicaid Benefits and Service Delivery, Department of Health Services 

Be a part of this all important collaborative dialogue with our state partners. Hear updates on matter affecting you, such as:

  • HCBS ARPA initiatives

  • Regulatory trends

  • Status of DHS 88 Code revisions

  • Opportunities for growth, improvement, and communication

  • ...and more!

11:45 am - 12:00 pm - Closing Remarks 

Conference schedule is always subject to change due to presenter availability or venue requirements.   DSPN will keep prospective and registered attendees informed of changes to the extent possible.

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