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2024 Collaborative Experience Conference

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The Collaborative Experience Conference is dedicated to providing the most recent resources, professional development, and collaboration amongst Minnesota's teachers and professionals serving students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing as well as families. This year's conference theme is "Build our future together."

The 2024 conference will take place, in-person, on November 1-3, 2024. Be sure to subscribe to the Commission's newsletter! We will be sending out exciting conference scoops over the next few months. 

Registration is open

Collaborative Experience Conference registration


Conference registration is now open! Sign up today!

Workshops

Collaborative Experience presenter proposal 

We are currently gathering presenter proposals. Interested in providing a workshop? Fill out the online proposal form no later than July 12, 2024 (deadline extended from June 28, 2024). We are looking for the following topics:

  • Accommodations, modification, and adaption of curriculum, material, and instruction
  • ASL/deaf culture
  • Cultural competency
  • Deaf/hard of hearing with diverse/multiple cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing with multiple disabilities
  • Deafblind topics
  • Educational interpreting
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Positive behavior intervention
  • Racial issues related to equity, racism, ableism, audism
  • Reading preparation
  • Specific workshops for parents
  • Strategies/resources for mental health needs for teachers
  • Strategies/resources for mental health needs for parents
  • Strategies/resources for social-emotional supports/development
  • Suicide prevention

Contact us

For any questions, please reach out to Collaborative Plan Program Director Danelle Gournaris, danelle.gournaris@state.mn.us.

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