Business Conference -

Thank You for Helping Us Make Our 25th Annual Business Conference a Huge Success!

The Region I staff would like to extend a big “THANK YOU” to all who attended our 25th Annual Business Conference, coming from all over the state in less than desirable weather conditions. Over 265 people registered for this year’s event – a smashing success and a new attendance record! Everyone who attends our annual conference is responsible for the success it has grown into over the last 25 years. As always, if you have any suggestions for improving the conference to better suit your interests, drop us a note, email, or give us a phone call. 

If by chance you could not make it to this year’s conference, we missed you! If you would like to review some of the session materials, much of it is posted on our website. The 26th Annual Business Conference is scheduled for February 13-14, 2020 at the Fargo Holiday Inn in Fargo. We’ve already started the planning process. We hope to see you there!


Region 1 Annual Business Conference

25th Annual Region 1 Business Conference  Thursday and Friday, February 14-15, 2019


Keynote Speaker:
Eddie Slowikowski

Please join us as our Thursday morning Keynote Speaker, Eddie Slowikowski, gets our business conference off to a great start with his keynote presentation - “The Better Version of YOU.”

Social Hour Entertainment:
Jeff James

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and, back by popular demand, live musical performance by Minneasota-based singer-songwriter Jeff James who will wow you with his percussive guitar playing style, beautiful fingerstyle picking, and silky but gritty vocals. A quality experience you're sure to enjoy!

Important Registration Information:

Please print the registration-confirmation page after you submit your registration information. 
Please register only ONCE, if you don’t know if your registration was submitted or you want to make changes to your registration, please call Amanda at 800-450-2990, ext. 100. 

Important Payment Information

Send your payment to Region 1 within 10 business days after you register with a copy of the registration-confirmation page. This will give the appropriate attendee credit for payment and will guarantee the registration. Region 1 will send you a payment-confirmation e-mail after your payment has been applied.

Conference Options

December 3rd, 2018 – January 7th, 2019
EARLY BIRD: Full Conference (Thurs & Fri)    $195.00
EARLY BIRD: Thursday Sessions Only    $135.00
EARLY BIRD: Friday Sessions Only      $115.00


January 8th, 2019 – January 31st, 2019
FULL PRICE: Full Conference (Thurs & Fri)         $215.00
FULL PRICE: Thursday Sessions Only        $155.00
FULL PRICE: Friday Sessions Only          $135.00


Registration Dates

Dec 3rd EARLY BIRD Registration Opens
Dec 31st Cancellation Deadline
Jan 7th (5pm) EARLY BIRD Registration Ends
Jan 31st (5pm) All Registration is CLOSED

If you wish to cancel please call Amanda at 800-450-2990, ext. 100, by December 31st.  A substitute may be sent in the place of someone who has already registered and paid, NO REFUNDS will be given after December 31st.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn (877) 282-2700 (Conference Location, Fargo, ND)

Blocked Rooms available at the Holiday Inn through January 31st, 2019. The block is small so get your rooms early. If you have any trouble getting a room, call Amanda at Region 1. Mention the Region 1 Business Conference to receive the special rate of $103.00/night.

Schedule for Registration & Breakfast: Thursday--7:00AM to 8:30AM    Friday--7:00AM to 8:00AM

Weather Related Cancellations or Delays: Visit us here and look for Weather Announcements.