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SEPTEMBER 10–13, 2023

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Gaylord Palms Resort  & Convention Center

PHSA Awards are Open!

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 30

The Public Human Services Attorneys (PHSA) Award Nominations are now open for the 2023 ISM + PHSA Education Conference & Expo, taking place September 10-13 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. Please submit all nominations by Friday, June 30, 2023.

Nominate Someone From Your Agency or Team Today!

Thomas J. Blazusiak Memorial Award

The Thomas J. Blazusiak Memorial Award is presented to a person who is active in developing and/or supporting improved legislation and public policy pertaining to the administration of public welfare, supports inclusiveness and innovation in the discussion and exchange of information in the area of public welfare law, demonstrates strong leadership qualities, and serves as a role model and mentor for others. The recipient of this award is a person of integrity, courage, and compassion.

PHSA Rising Star Award

In order to foster a new generation of leaders across the country who represent their states in human services, developmental disabilities, long-term care, and child welfare law, PHSA has introduced a rising star award this year.

2023 Event Overview

The ISM Conference & Expo is the largest educational event produced by APHSA. It attracts individuals in federal, state, and local government at all levels [Executive Offices (e.g., CEO, CTO, CDO, CIO, etc.); Program and Project Directors and Managers (e.g., SNAP, TANF, Child Care, Child Support, Medicaid, etc.); academia, research, and community-based organizations executives, and consultants who are aligned with the health and human services sector]; along with private sector sponsors, many of whom are members of the Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG – hiss-a-tag) who present their solutions in the Expo Hall.


This year, with the addition of PHSA members [General Counsel, Attorneys in specialized areas like Child Welfare, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Mental Health, American Bar members, private attorneys practicing areas related to human services, etc.], this event will bring both the legal voice to our conversations in sessions as well as the ability to attract additional agency staff who work in legal and technical support of their organizations.

ISM Fellowships Now Available!

Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 22

The ISM Fellowship application is now open for the state, county, and municipal government human services agencies to apply for travel assistance to attend the ISM + PHSA Conference & Expo. These fellowships are intended for agencies that have very limited travel budgets.


Priority is given to states, counties, and municipal human services agencies that are dues-paying members of APHSA for the CIO, CTO, and other programmatic directors to attend the conference.


Fellowship awards can cover registration and up to three (3) hotel nights at the conference hotel. There is a $500 stipend available to assist with airfare and/or train tickets, should an agency need that additional assistance.


Note: Not all applicants can receive a fellowship, so agencies are encouraged to coordinate their applications. This allows APHSA to accommodate as many fellowships as possible with our budget.

Submit by Thursday, June 22

CLE Units Available in 2023

The conference will offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) units. APHSA will certify the sessions for CLE units with the Florida State Bar Association and provide an electronic attendance certificate to all attending. We are exploring other continuing education units (i.e., PMP) that would benefit attendees.

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2022 On-Demand Materials Available

If you attended the 2022 Education Events, on-demand content was included. Click here to access the content.


Wasn’t able to attend the 2022 events?

You can purchase access to all the content here. You can purchase single events for $295 each. Use discount code 60OFF for single events for a limited time.


Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in sponsoring the largest human services technology and legal services conference? The Events Team is busy completing the prospectus with opportunities for firms like yours to be on the expo floor September 10-13 in Kissimmee, Florida. To be amongst the first to receive notice, after our 2022 sponsors, of available opportunities, please complete the interest form by clicking the button below.

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