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Convention—Tips & last-minute reminders

Shauna Kapsner
By Shauna Kapsner  |  November 10, 2023  |  All members

Only three days to go until our annual 75th Convention & Expo kicks off on Monday, November 13, 2023. Hopefully, you’ve already registered, and we’ll see you there! If not—there’s still time. Any registration received after October 31 requires that your badge is picked up at our information desk at Mystic Lake. Please note—online registration closes at noon on Friday. And if you are still not certain if you can get away from your building, YES, you CAN still register on-site at convention when you arrive! All things convention can be found here

BIG tip #1
Download the Yapp app before you arrive either by going here or from your usual app store where the Yapp logo looks like this (after download, enter CPMCON23 when prompted).

The Yapp app is your go-to source for all convention information:

  • Complete convention schedule of events, including times and locations
  • Breakout session PDFs—no printouts are available on-site
  • Speaker bios
  • Sponsors
  • Creation of your personal convention schedule
  • Mystic Lake maps
  • FAQs and more!

BIG tip #2
You spoke, we listened. The last few years, Care Providers of Minnesota has had two apps for convention. The second was for CE tracking purposes. This year we are using one app (Yapp) and QR codes for CEs. If you are not familiar with QR codes, please use your smartphone and try out this test code before convention so that you’re comfortable. Please note, if you’re having challenges on-site, staff or your neighbors CAN help you! The number of scans and CE submissions are not limited per device. 
  1. Using your smart phone or tablet, open the camera, center the QR code on your screen until a link pops up, then click the link to open the online form
  2. Enter your information—Pay close attention to the accuracy of your email address & five-digit CPID# (located on your name badge); to test, you can randomly enter any number
  3. Complete the session eval; click SUBMIT when finished—You will see a prompt that your submission was received, and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided

Please note—Due to accreditation purposes, all troubleshooting to ensure CE receipt must be addressed on site during convention. Please see staff at the information desk ASAP if you have any challenges.

BIG tip #3
Be prepared to have some scheduled fun! Dust off and bring your dance moves and karaoke voices for our evening entertainment on Monday (Hairball, sponsored by Monarch Healthcare) and Tuesday (karaoke/DJ for our member reception)! Dance bad? So what? Sing like a wolf howling at the moon? That’s okay! We cannot wait to see and hear you. In fact, we’re really looking forward to it!

BIG tip #4
Please feel free to bring your refillable water bottle along. We will have several water stations available for refills. Stay hydrated—with all the big brain learning work you will be doing, you will need it! 

BIG tip #5
Network, talk, and chat. A lot. Learn from your neighbors and colleagues AND our superb speakers. Share graciously and swipe shamelessly. You’ll have the best stuff when you get back to your residents and staff.

We’re excited to see your smiling faces and have a wonderful convention! 

Shauna Kapsner  |  Director of Education & Events  |  |  952-851-2490


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