2015 CCC Conference

2015 Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference

"Closing the Gap "

August 11th - 13th, 2015

This year's conference lineup includes the following presenters:

Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD

Barbara Coloroso

Kathy Whitmmire

Sam Simmons

Carl Folkowski

Michael Patrick MacDonald

Linda K. Smith





Our Annual Communities Collaborative Conference is a national conference designed to give parents and service providers a forum to share new , state-of-the-art techniques, and strategies that have proven successful when working with children and their families.  This is an excellent opportunity for participants to present research findings along with hands on and “how to” information to all individuals working with children and families.  This years conference goals are to bring together all individuals, programs and schools that work with children ages birth through school-age. We want to share information and provide useful strategies to better serve children and families: for parents, foster parents, ECFE, Head Start, Child Care, School Age, School Administrators and Teachers, Health, Early Intervention, Social Services, Child Advocates, Legislators and School Board Members.


Post Conference Comments, Quotes, & Highlights:

* Exceptional information presented and the conference keeps growing more and more every year.* The conference gets you PREPARED & REJUVENATED to go back and do good work for the kids you work with.

The Conference is filled with...

"Strong intellectual fire power... the quality of the speakers is very high."-William L. Flood (presenter) Pediatrician for the Navaho Nation in AZ

"It has the best of the best speakers from around the country... I don't mind giving up my summer vacation for this!" -Jean Craigmile (Interpreter & Foster Care) Thief River

"Nothing disappointing ever!"-Liz Klein (Parent & Educator) Roseau


Hotel accommodations at the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel, & Event Center for August 11th - 13th will be available for $65 per night plus taxes. When registering you must call and request your preference to the hotel directly to make your arrangements, call (218) 935-2711 or (800) 453-STAR.