Our three-day convention continues to be the most cost-effective professional opportunity for you and your staff. Join us this year as we begin Moving Forward Together at the beautiful Mystic Lake Center!

What's new this year?
We are excited to be back at Mystic Lake Center for an in-person convention in 2021. You will find a few new features at this year's Convention & Exposition:
  • Registration is per person, not per organization
  • Digital handouts: All education session materials will be available on the convention app. Session materials will be available the week of November 8, 2021, if you want to preview/download the materials beforehand
  • Tracking attendance for CEU purposes will be digital using Conferences i/o—easy to set up, you add sessions as you attend them
  • Education evaluations will also be digital using Conferences i/o
  • Health & safety protocols: The protocols will be finalized in the fall to ensure the well-being of all convention participants
  • All awards will be presented on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM
How to register
Registration is now open! Each convention attendee must register separately. Note that you will have to complete the vaccination verification & attestation form before completing your registration. Find out more here. You will need to register online—so make sure you have your Care Providers of Minnesota username and password (Don’t know your login? Go to: careproviders.org/loginhelp). Once your registration is received, you will receive a confirmation via email. At a later date you will receive instructions for session preselection. (Returning preselection is an important part of the registration process.)
Convention cost
These are the registration rates:
  • Care Providers of Minnesota individual member rate: $325 per member registrant, including CEUs
  • Prospective member rate: $500 per prospective member registrant, including CEUs
  • Student & government rate: $100 per student/government registrant, no CEUs
    • To receive the student & government rate, please contact Loni Lagro at 952-851-2494
Name badges
A name badge will be mailed to you in advance of the convention for registrations received by November 1, 2021. Name badges for registrations received after that date will be available for pick-up at convention. Name badge holders and specialty ribbons will also be available on site. All attendees must be wearing a name badge to gain admittance to the education sessions, convention events, and exposition areas.)

Convention app showing on phone
We've got an app for that!
Our convention app brings you the daily schedules, session information and handouts, venue maps, and much more—right to your phone! Download it ahead of time to create your personal schedule with sessions and events you want to attend: Download the app: my.yapp.us/CPMCON21

Hotel reservations

The room block has now opened. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mystic Lake Hotel at a special rate for Care Providers of Minnesota. Rates start at $154 per night, plus tax, until October 27, 2021, or until the block is sold out. You can now make your guest room reservation online or by calling Mystic Lake at 1-800-813-7349. You can also go to https://mysticlake.com and use access code CAREMN to bring up the block while booking a reservation The rate that you will receive is the current booking rate at time of call. You must mention Care Providers of Minnesota to be booked into the hotel. Please make every effort to stay at the host hotel. In order to keep our event costs as low as possible, we rely on meeting our room block commitments with Mystic Lake Hotel.

Book your stay!
Get to know Mystic Lake

Mystic Lake Center  |  2400 Mystic Lake  Blvd  |  Prior Lake, MN 55372
Mystic Lake Center photo of long hallway with windowsYour luxurious accommodations in the hotel connected to the Mystic Lake Center feature modern amenities and perks including valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, indoor pool, and access to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness—a full-service fitness club featuring an aquatic center, cardio room, gymnasium, ice center, running/walking track, strength training area, and bowling.

You do not have to venture off the property to enjoy high-class dining—Mystic Lake offers seven outstanding dining options for lunch. You will find something to suit every taste and budget. The popular Buffet is not currently open. Bring your refillable water bottles, as there are multiple filtered water refill stations throughout the space. There is also complimentary coffee and soda on the gaming floor, 24 hours a day!

Property map

Exciting events
Be prepared to be WOWED while attending the KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS this year—as well as honoring Leading4Life graduates and award recipients—held in the gorgeous Mystic Lake Showroom. The seats feature added legroom and space between chairs, plus state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities for a fully immersed learning experience. Plus, THE EXPOSITION returns in a the Minnetonka Ballroom dedicated solely to the exceptional companies looking to connect with you! More information coming soon! 
Private meeting room
For your convenience, the Chaska Room 1 will be available during select times for private meetings during the convention:
  • Monday, 2:15–4:15 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
The room can be reserved for one-hour blocks of time only. Please make your reservation at the registration desk. Maximum 24 persons; set in conference-room style.

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Care Providers of Minnesota (CPM) is committed to providing a safe environment for all convention participants, CPM staff, and Mystic Lake Center staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, CPM staff, Mystic Lake Center staff, service providers, and all others are expected to follow any federal, state, or local health and safety standards, as well as any health and safety standards that may be implemented by Mystic Lake Center after your registration up to and through the end of the convention.

Since there may be significant changes in the pandemic between now and the convention, Care Providers of Minnesota will work with health experts, Mystic Lake Center staff, and others to have health and safety protocols in place with the wellbeing of convention participants in mind. The convention health and safety protocols will be emailed to all convention participants and posted onsite.

CEU tracking & evaluations
Care Providers of Minnesota is pleased to offer accredited continuing professional education. NEW THIS YEAR—we’re are using a product called Conferences i/o that will allow you to digitally track the sessions you attend to earn your CE credits. No more paper forms that get lost or are hard to read! There is nothing to download; from your mobile device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) you will go to the Care Providers of Minnesota CEU website—cpm.cnf.io—log in once, and then add the sessions as you attend them. BONUS, you can fill out session evaluations online too. Care Providers of Minnesota will email certificates of attendance out after the convention and add the CEUs earned to Care Providers of Minnesota user profiles.
There are multiple locations to park for FREE at Mystic Lake. More than 700 parking spaces are available in the Mystic Lake Center parking lot, located on the north side, by the Mystic Lake Center entrance.
Special Accommodations
It is the goal of Care Providers of Minnesota to hold professional events where barriers of any type do not exclude people from attending or participating. If you have a condition that requires special accommodations, please contact Care Providers of Minnesota before the event.
Cancellation & no-show policy
Given the continuation of COVID-19 outbreaks, Care Providers of Minnesota has adjusted our convention cancellation policy. Previously, registrants would need to cancel by October 28, 2021 to be issued a full refund (minus a $25 administrative fee).

However, with the ever-evolving situation, we have instituted a flexible cancelation policy. So for those who are holding back on registering for our convention, go ahead and register! And if the situation changes at your facility due to COVID-19 outbreaks or staffing changes, making it difficult to attend or to allow another to attend in your place....we got you covered! Registrants can cancel up until Monday, November 15 and still receive a full refund (minus a $25 administrative fee).
Photo release
Care Providers of Minnesota may take photographs and videos during its events for use in Association promotional materials; by participating in this education event, you grant Care Providers of Minnesota the right to use your image for such purposes.


Contact us for questions about registration or educational content for convention. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.

Cheryl Smith
Cheryl Smith
Education & sponsorship opportunities
Director of Education

Nancy McCoy
Nancy McCoy
Exhibitor questions
Director of Office Management

Lisa Foss Olson
Lisa Foss Olson
Advertising inquiries
Director of Public Relations & Communications