Making the most out of your practice
Date: April 1-2, 2019
Location: St. Paul Minnesota, hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health
The SOPHIA HIA Practitioner Workshop presents a unique opportunity to participate in strategic field building alongside a diverse group of HIA practitioners, and it is currently one of the few HIA meetings in the world. Over the course of the 2-day workshop, participants will find opportunities to network, up-skill, share their recent work, and hear about ways to move their practice beyond the 6-steps of HIA.
Don't miss this opportunity to expand your expertise while contributing to the field of HIA!
A full program will be released in 2019. In the meantime, you can take a look at the summary from the 2017 HIA Practitioner Workshop.
Opportunities to Present
There will be a number of ways for you to formally or informally showcase your work including lightning talks and breakout sessions. Read more about the call for lightning talks and sessions.
Registration & Payment
In order to confirm your participation at the workshop, you will need to click the "Register" button on the left to register before Friday, March 15th and pay your non-refundable registration fee by Wednesday, March 20th. Early bird registration fees are available through Friday, January 18th.
Scholarships & Reduced Registration Fees
Scholarships for registration fees and/or travel may become available for conference participants with the greatest need (e.g. students, members of community-based organizations). Participants wishing to register at the reduced fee rate must apply by selecting this option in the registration form. Please indicate if you are applying for a travel scholarship, registration scholarship (full), or the reduced rate. If you are applying for a scholarship or reduced rate, please also select the 'reduced rate' category during registration. You may apply for both a travel and registration scholarship.
After registration, someone will be in contact with you if additional information is required.
The Association of Sate and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) will fund two state or territorial health agency staff to attend the workshop. The scholarship will cover the registration fee, 2 nights lodging, air travel, and incidentals. To apply for this opportunity, please complete this form by February 1, 2019. Please note that only U.S. state or territorial health agency staff are eligible for this opportunity.
SOPHIA Scholarships are available to SOPHIA members only, but non-members will be eligible for the reduced rate registration fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Applicants will be notified by February 25, 2019.
Sponsorships & Support
As a member-based, volunteer-led organization, we depend on the on the support of practitioners like you to maintain SOPHIA. Your donation can help to ensure that SOPHIA has the necessary means to continue supporting our members, disseminating important work products, and hosting the Practitioner Workshop.
There are many ways you can support SOPHIA. Please consider:
1. Purchasing a registration at a ‘Contributor’ level
2. Volunteering your time with the Practitioner Workshop Event Committee
3. Asking your organization to become a sponsor
4. Making a one-time donation
Workshop Location, Transportation, and Hotels
The HIA Practitioner Workshop will be held at Minnesota Department of Health, 625 Robert Street North, which is easily accessible via public transportation from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Although a room block has not been reserved for the workshop, there are a number of hotel options within walking distance from the venue at a range of rates. Please view the map below to see the conference venue location (yellow) with hotel suggestions (green).