The Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services is a large regional conference in the Pacific Northwest focusing on providing quality training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and support people with disabilities and mental illness. We bring together over 700 attendees each year.

Our 2018 conference is scheduled on October 25th and 26th, 2018 in Boise, Idaho at Boise State University.

This year’s conference will focus on bringing the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information¬†in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.

We are currently seeking submissions for presentations and we invite you to consider sending a proposal. The conference is an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and educate others.

Presentations for full day, half day, and 75-90 minute breakout sessions are being accepted. Proposals will be reviewed as they are submitted. We hope to finalize the schedule by March 31st.

Submissions should be made online by following the link below, and must be complete with all requested material to be considered by the committee.

Our areas of training emphases for this year include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence Based Practices in Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health
  • Understanding and Improving Behaviors
  • Development of Creative Therapy Skills
  • Professional Growth, Communication, Leadership, Coaching
  • Improved Business Practices, Human Resource Management and Industry Regulations
  • Participant and Family Engagement
  • Person Centered Care
  • Improved Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Direct Support Professionals Competencies, Training and Ethics

Thank you for the work you do. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact Bibiana Nertney at or 208-376-4999.