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September 2023

Thank you for attending the National DEC Conference in Kansas City, Missouri August 29-31, 2023!

400 Attendees from across the nation

49 Speakers

5 Plenary sessions

30 Breakout sessions

A book signing and service project

And endless networking

Get a quick feel for some of what the conference included in less than 2 1/2 minutes by watching this video of the pictures shared on our Whova app.

Thank you to Chuck Daugherty, Executive Director of Act Missouri, for being our conference photographer! See the pictures taken by Chuck on our website and download any you would like to keep.

See more pictures on our social media pages - Facebook and LinkedIn

Thanks to our conference partners for their help!

We hold our conferences every other year, we look forward to seeing you all again in 2025!

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