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    • 10/02/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • MN Landscape Arboretum - 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

    Spring Conference Postponed

    We hope you, your family and colleagues are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

    SAVE THE DATE FOR OCT 2, 2020

    Spring Conference is turning into Fall Conference! We're hoping for the same location, same great agenda of speakers, just later in the year.

    Once confirmed, we will send out an email confirming that registration is open. Stay tuned!

    In April, we sent this message to our members:

    Dear MHSCN Members,
    As COVID-19 (the illness caused by coronavirus) has begun to make an impact in our communities, the MHSCN Board of Directors have made the decision to postpone the spring conference scheduled for April 17 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

    For those who have already registered for the conference, MHSCN board members will reach out to you to arrange refunding your conference registration.

    The MHSCN Board will send out communication about the rescheduled conference as details are confirmed.

    Thank you for all you are doing to keep your communities healthy.

    Best regards,
    MHSCN Board of Directors

    Conference Schedule

    7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration, Exhibitors and Continental Breakfast

    8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome Announcements

    8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote: The Key to Consumerism: Put Consumers at the Center of Your Strategy
    Chris Boyer, Principal and Senior Strategist, @chrisboyer LLC

    9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Insight From a Newsroom
    Chris Serres, Star Tribune Reporter

    10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break/Exhibitors

    10:30 - 11:15 a.m. When Unexpected Media Strikes
    Susan Mau Larson, Director of Partner & Community Relations, LifeSource
    Bob McNaney, Senior Vice President of Crisis and Critical Issues, Padilla

    11:15 a.m. - noon Finding the Opportunities in Disruption: A Case Study in Rural Healthcare Consolidation
    
Joan Gorden, Public Affairs Director for Southeast Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System

    Noon - 1 p.m.  Lunch & Exhibitors

    1 – 1:45 p.m. Managing a Rebrand Process Well
    Kimberly Tepley, Director of Marketing, Welia Health
    Sherwin Schwartzrock, Brand Consultant, Curious
    Edward Reif, Director of Community Relations & Development at Alomere Health
    Jonathan Wiese, Partner, 3.2.1

    1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Media Relations: The Art & The Science
    Nick Hanson, Senior Communications Specialist, Gillette Children’s

    2:30 - 3:30 Innovation at the Speed of Laughter
    John Sweeney, Brave New Workshop

    3:30 – 3:45  Wrap up

    4 - 5 p.m. Social Hour

    More about Speakers and Topics

    Membership + Conference = Savings

    If you'd like to renew or become a new member of MHSCN, take advantage of our membership and conference registration bundle. For $190 (only $15 more than non-member registration fee), enjoy the benefits of MHSCN membership during the conference and all year long.

    1. Go to mhscn.com/membership.
    2. Select your membership level. Enter your email address, and complete a security check to advance to the application form.
    3. Enter LANDSCAPE2020 in the discount code field. The professional membership fee will go down $20 to only $40.
    4. Once your membership application is complete, return to register for the conference at the low membership price.
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