APRIL 8-9, 2024

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care is thrilled to announce that we will be returning to an in-person conference this year! After enduring a long period of virtual communication due to the pandemic, it is safe to say that we missed the joy of in-person interactions and the sense of community that comes with it. The convenience of technology is undeniable, but it cannot replace the value of face-to-face conversations and the energy that comes from shared experiences. It feels good to be back in person and reconnect with our colleagues and friends. We can't wait to see you all again and make this year's event the best one yet. Our theme for this year is The Power of Gathering.

As we reflect on this theme, we are reminded of the importance of community. Just like bees, who work together to create something much greater than themselves, we too are at our best when we come together and collaborate. The connections we make at this event are vital to our personal and professional growth, and we are excited to facilitate those connections once again.

We know that the past years have been challenging for everyone, and we are grateful for your continued support through it all. We are confident that this year's conference will be a much-needed opportunity to come together, learn, and be inspired. Thank you for your commitment to this community, and we can't wait to see you in person!


Radisson Blu at Mall of America

Full Address
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN 55425
United States
+1 952-314-5116
  • Parking is an extra fee, not included in the room rate.
  • Hotel rooms are available on a first come basis.
  • Special MNHPC group rate is $189 + taxes, for single/double occupancy
  • Deadline to make hotel reservations is Wed, March 13, 2024



Nationally Recognized Speakers



Excellent Education and CEU opportunities.



Connection and conversation with others passionate about end-of-life and serious illness care.



Largest regional hospice conference in the US.



Steven Garner

Steven Garner

Speaker Bio
Steven is a Hospice Experimental and Transformational Consultant, who is passionate about Quilting, Hospice and End of Life Cares in Corrections and giving back to those who may not always have a voice to be heard.

Steven is an African American Artist born in New Orleans, La that learned quilting trying to raise money for the Angola Hospice Program, Steven did not know how to sew initially but has managed to become the Principal Quilter in his quilting business SNT31 Quilts. Steven has made over 1,000 + quilts to support the Angola End Of Life Care Program, helping men to die with DIGNITY.

Through Steve's quilts, he aims to tell stories of the departed and to provide keepsake quilts that can be given to families of the departed, casket coverings, passage quilts and custom one of a kind pieces that hangs in museums such as the Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture Collection and the Historic New Orleans Collection.
Steven's quilts have been feature in the book "Grace Before Dying" with Lori Waselchuk, several documentaries and magazine articles. Steven's quilts and traveled nationally and soon to be traveling internationally beginning December 2024.

Steven is passionate about empowering others to be their truest and most authentic selves and helping people to know ow important it is to show DIGNITY, COMPASSION, & RESPECT concerning the EOL process


Gold Supporter


Silver Supporter

Our Lady of Peace
St. Croix Hospice

Bronze Supporter

Allina Health
Brighter Days

Elite Exhibitor


Premium Exhibitor

Catholic Cemeteries
Beyond Hospice
OnePoint Patient Care
Midwest Respiratory & Rehab

Standard Exhibitor

Senior Care Solutions
Ecumen Hospice
MN Disability Determination Services
Cerenity Senior Care
St. Catherine University
Burns Hansen Law
DataSoft Logic
Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice
Sholom Homecare and Hospice
Bradshaw Funeral
Knute Nelson / Walker Methodist
Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee

Speaker Bio
All of Barbara's work takes root in voice.
As a voice coach she invites people to find their voices, whatever that means to them. Her book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence, presents what she has learned from decades of “midwifing voices.” Since 2013 she has been training other Full Voice Coaches to carry on this work.

Barbara's singing keynotes explore themes of leadership, meaning, voice and community for people in a wide variety of professions: training, health care, law, education, nonprofits, and industry. Her twelve years as an organizational development consultant helps keep her presentations real and relevant.

She is also a singer/songwriter with eight CD’s of mostly original music. The lyric-rich songs tap into jazz, gospel, and folk roots. It gives her great joy when people put her songs to work in their everyday lives.

In 2007, Barbara founded the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer comfort choir that sings for people facing illness, end of life, depression, or grief.

And how she loves inviting people to sing together! Barbara carries thousands of nourishing community songs and is constantly inspired by how quickly a group of untrained strangers can create beauty and resonance together. She is on the faculty for community singing retreats at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

A native Minnesotan, Barbara now lives up the street from the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA.
Mary McGreevy

Mary McGreevy

Speaker Bio
Mary McGreevy is the creator of the unexpectedly viral TikTok account, Tips from Dead People, where she shares unique obituaries and the wisdom we can all take from them. Tips From Dead People was born from a simple but ironic question: what life advice can be gathered from stories of the dead? What started as an everyday hobby for Mary turned into a bigger objective: to help people think about their own lives, their own choices, in new ways. Mining lifehacks from poignant, irreverent, hilarious, brutally honest, and achingly bittersweet obituaries will leave you feeling inspired and reminded of what really matters in this short jaunt around the sun. Mary has a masters in Public Policy and Public Administration; her career includes being a social worker, a video producer/director, and a startup entrepreneur.