500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND

North Dakota Power Up Health Conference

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Breakout Speakers: Check out our Breakout Speakers and session titles!

Registration:  Costs are $5/individual or $75/professional (includes contact hours). Register at EVENTBRITE or call Korie @ 800-233-1737

Contact Hours:  Up to 7 hours available for Nursing, Social Work and Speech Language Pathology

Conference Promotional Items available for the first 350 registrants!

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Friday, September 10, 2021, 9:00am – Noon CST

If you have questions, contact Susie Mack via email (susie.mack@minotstateu.edu) or phone call (800-233-1737).




Introducing this year’s Keynote, Featured and Closing speakers:

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Mr. Zach Anner – Keynote Speaker

Zach Anner is an award-winning comedian, show host, TV writer, viral sensation, disability advocate, and public speaker. “Zach makes you want to be a better person, with his humor and his heart and everything he’s had to deal with from the time he was born. I’ve never met anyone like him, and I’ve met a lot of people.” —Oprah Winfrey   SEE ZACHS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO! 

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Mr. Matthew Shapiro – Featured Speaker

As a person with a disability, Matthew Shapiro has spent most of his life motivated to teach those he has met how to better understand the disability community and inclusion. Through this work it has become his life’s mission to educate others regarding disability related issues. SEE MATTHEWS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO! 


Mr. Brad Drozdowski – Closing Speaker

Brad is a board-certified music therapist who will introduce creative arts therapies and the integral role that the arts play in health and wellness, accessibility and inclusion, and making meaning in our lives.

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This conference is funded by the ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities.