Power Up Conference


Power Up! InterHab Conference
Power Up! is an annual conference designed to inspire, educate, and empower professionals who support persons with disabilities. Power Up! features a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and networking activities featuring speakers who further innovation and progress in disability services.


October 23-25, 2024 in Manhattan, Kansas

Schedule at a glance (full schedule with descriptions will be available in August, and schedule is subject to change without notice)

Wednesday, October 23
8 a.m. – 12 noon – Strategic Planning (members-only, must pre-register during registration)
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon – Special Session, Part 1 – Mental Health First Aid (must pre-register during registration)
11 a.m. – Registration Opens
12 p.m. – Trade Show Opens
1 p.m. – Keynote Speaker, Kaelynn Partlow, Love is Blind
2:15 – 3 p.m. – Trade Show & $100 Cash Drawing
3 – 4 p.m. – Breakout Sessions: Working Healthy/WORK/STEPS, Deaf & Nonverbal Communication, Developing Simple Data Tools for Easy Analysis to Drive Strategic Planning and Person-Centered Plan Development, Shared Living, Brain Injury Overview & Services
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Happy Hour, Manhattan Brewing Company
5:30 – 7 p.m. – President’s Reception (invite-only)
Dinner is on your own
8 – 10 p.m. – Entertainment Night – Game Show!

Thursday, October 24
8 a.m. – Light breakfast served, trade show open
8:45 a.m. – Keynote Speaker, Lou Radja, Speaker, Author, and Coach
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions: Final Rule, Creating a Meaningful Person-Centered Support Plan Experience, Professional Speaking: Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person, Tell Your Story – Sexual Abuse / Molestation Best Practice – A Team Approach, Level-up Your Behavior Support Plans: BSP Writing Workshop – Part 1, Fragile X
11:30 a.m. – Lunch, trade show open with drawing at 1 p.m.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions: 14c Transition, Being Proactive, Cross-Training: Ensuring Skills are Transferrable, Pharmaceutical Topic, Level-up Your Behavior Support Plans: BSP Writing Workshop – Part 2, Mental Health First Aid – Part 2 (carry over from Wednesday morning)
2:15 p.m. – Snack Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions: MCO Panel, Gray for a Day, Exercise in Leadership: Hope, Well-Being, & Engagement, DSP+, Level-up Your Behavior Support Plans: BSP Writing Workshop – Part 3, Mental Health First Aid – Part 2 CONTINUED
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions: Kansas Rehabilitation Services Panel, Simple Home Modifications, Employee Success Programs, Overview of Families Together & FAST, Yoga & Midnfulness, Mental Health First Aid – Part 2 CONTINUED
4:45 p.m. – PAC Social Event
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – InterHab Bucks Dinner – offsite with vouchers
8 – 9:30 p.m. – DSP Mixer featuring KSU Improv

Friday, Oct. 25
8 a.m. – Light Breakfast served
9 – 10 a.m. – Breakout Sessions: Legislative Panel, Autism, Hands-Only CPR, Content Marketing Strategies for Non-Profits: Engaging Hearts and Minds to Amplify Impact, Diagnosis, Assessment & Eligibility – Part 1, De-Escalation Training – Part 1
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions: Incentive Programs, Trauma Informed Care, Diaglogiue COffee Success Story, Creative Writing, Diagnosis, Assessment & Eligibility – Part 2, De-Escalation Training – Part 2
11 a.m. – Art & Awards VIP seating
11:30 a.m. – Art & Awards Ceremony


Register Now!

Note! Registration has changed, and is now PER PERSON, rather than per organization. The selection of 20 virtual courses can be added for a rate of $500 for your organization and all employees with unlimited viewing capabilities. Please email mshreve@interhab.org if you have additional questions.

Register here: https://interhab.memberclicks.net/powerup2024

Sponsors & Exibitors

Sponsorship & Trade Show:
As a sponsor or trade show exhibitor, you will join human services professionals who will participate in small-group discussions on industry hot topics and will leave with tangible outcomes and solutions, all while making high-value connections that will grow throughout the week and beyond. No refunds will be given for cancellations after registration is secured via email.

Click here to view the 2024 Sponsor & Trade Show Packet

Click here to view the Vendor Information Sheet

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
*Hotel rooms cannot be cancelled once booked!

Click here to book your room!

Overflow Room Blocks:
Holiday Inn Express
115 Blue Earth Place
Manhattan, KS 66502
*Rooms available on October 23 & 24
Cut-off Date: Sept. 22

If calling, ask for the InterHab room block with a special rate of $120 a night with group code INT.
Click here to book online – be sure to click “rate preference” and select group rate, with the code INT to populate the dates and receive the discounted rate. 

Fairfield by Marriott
300 Colorado Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
*Rooms available October 22, 23, & 24
Cut-off Date: Oct. 7

When calling, ask for the InterHab room block with a special $119 a night

Art & Awards

The 2024 nomination deadline has passed.

Art & Awards Ceremony recognizes the personal and professional achievements of Kansans with disabilities and celebrates exceptional professionals from across the region who are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for the people they serve.

Each year at the Annual InterHab Awards, we honor recipients with artwork created by people served in the IDD system in Kansas. The art selected to win is given as an award to our award winners. Artists are recognized on stage, present their artwork to the award winner, and are given a gift card.


When is the 2024 Power Up! Conference? October 23 – 25, 2024 in Manhattan, KS.

Where is the conference? The conference will be held at the Manhattan Conference Center at 410 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, Kansas, USA 66502.

Who should attend? All provider staff are encouraged to attend. Breakout sessions include topics appropriate for DSPs, CEOs, and everyone in between.

I am speaking at the conference, where can I find information on that? Please see this link for detailed information.

I registered, but I can’t come, now what? You can substitute another person in your place, email mshreve@interhab.org to make a substitution.

I am a sponsor or vendor, where can I find information? Please see this link for information.

Can I receieve continuing education credits for attending? InterHab is happy to provide certificates of attendance upon request. Please email mshreve@interhab.org to request a certificate.

I want to help plan the conference, can I? Yes! Email mshreve@interhab.org to join the committee!

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