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2020 Minnesota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was created by the United Nations International Plan of Action recognizing the significance of elder abuse as a growing social and financial concern, public health matter, and human rights issue. This year marks the 14th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the United States and the 13th annual event in Minnesota. Each June, the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and its Center Partners sponsor a full-day professional education conference in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The goal of this conference is to elevate the issue of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation and provide education on best practices for prevention and response.

This year’s conference will be held on Monday, August 24th* at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. Registration is limited to 600 attendees. This conference is directed towards professionals who work with older and vulnerable adults. This includes Adult Protection Services, State Agencies, Non-Profits Organizations, Attorneys, Social Workers, representatives from the Criminal Justice System, Law Enforcement, Long-term Care Providers, and more.

*Please note: Due to COVID-19 safety and restrictions, the conference will be moved from Wednesday, June 10 to Monday, August 24, 2020.

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Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30am = Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15am = Welcome
9:15-10:15am = Keynote Speaker
10:15-10:30am = Break
10:30-11:25am = Breakout Session 1
11:25-11:35am = Break
11:35am-12:30pm = Breakout Session 2
12:30-1:55pm = Lunch and Exhibits
1:55-2:50pm = Breakout Session 3
2:50-3:05pm = Break
3:05-4:00pm = Breakout Session 4

Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Louise Aronson

Continuing Education Credits

CLE, POST and SW CEUs will be available, as well as a certificate of attendance for other

Registration Fees

Attendees: $95.00, includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee service. Refunds will not be provided for any cancellations. If you register and are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a new attendee.

Event Location

Hotel Reservations

We have set aside a block of room at the Embassy Suits by Hilton Minneapolis North, connected to the Earle Brown Heritage Center.  You can reserve your reduced rate room by clicking on the link below:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North
6300 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone number (763) 560-2700