Join Us in National Harbor, MD

We welcome you to the 2022 ISM Annual Conference & Expo produced by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for the Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) affinity group. This October, reconnect at the ISM 2022 -
Promoting IT solutions and best practices that enhance health and human services delivery.

Featured Speakers & 2022 Highlights

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At The Table... Together

We're better people when we're At The Table... Together. Why is that? Because being at the table together creates the best environment for connection to take root, grow, and flourish. During this keynote, Ginger will illustrate how to think about our connections with each other in this community. She will share myriad ideas, insights, and practices to apply right away—for self, team, and community. And it all starts At The Table... Together. Come ready to listen, learn, and step up to take your seat at the table during ISM.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022   |   10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

The Face of Human Trafficking 2022

Human Trafficking of children and youth today is impacting and affecting communities in the US and worldwide. These cases occur in every US state and impact a diverse range of populations, including people of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations and identities. The under and over-identification of specific populations must be understood and addressed, ensuring every child is afforded the protections and services from this horrific crime. As agencies, including law enforcement, child welfare, medical, education, and non-profits as well as research and technology collaborate, we continue to develop a better understanding of the complex nature of human trafficking, and our response to and handling of these cases continues to be modified to ensure better outcomes for those who have been victimized or are at risk of victimization. It is essential to recognize that minors involved with human trafficking are victims and, in accordance with the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), must be treated as such.


​Leslie Adamczyk, Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters, the Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Unit


Nic McKinley, Founder and CEO
Deliver Fund


Staca Shehan, Vice President
Analytical Services Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


Keisha Head, Social Activist Lead Case Manager
Salvation Army


​​Moderator: Derrik Anderson, Executive Director, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, October 26

Closing General Session

Public Health Emergency Unwinding Impacts & State Experiences

Federal Panel

And Don't Miss:

Powerful Sessions on: Data Analytics - Workforce Development
Equitability - Security & Solutions

32+ Breakout Sessions & Learning Opportunities

Networking & Engagement Events

Expo Hall featuring 70+ companies


2022 Agenda-At-A-Glance

Below you'll find the conference schedule and agenda-at-a-glance for 2022. We'll keep this updated regularly with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in! (Last Updated September 20, 2022)

Countdown to
ISM 2022

Early Registration Ends September 23

Take advantage of the savings! Learn more below and register today!

Registration - Early Savings End 9/23!

Registration is open! To register, you will log in using your email associated with your APHSA membership profile. Note: If you do not have a profile, you will be required to create one to register for the conference. Questions on registration profiles should be directed to Member Services at

NOTICE: Registering for this meeting is an agreement to pay the stated fees. If you register prior to receiving travel approval and you do not attend the conference, your organization will be responsible for payment of the registration fees. All registration fees are due at the time of registration with a credit card. If they cannot be paid by credit card, they must be paid prior to the start of the conference, or a Purchase Order must be on file.

Hotel & Travel Info - Book Before 9/29!


The Gaylord National Resort hosts the 2022 ISM Annual Conference & Expo. Located in the heart of National Harbor and standing on the banks of the Potomac River, Gaylord National Resort welcomes guests to an upscale experience just steps away from the restaurants and entertainment of National Harbor, including The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor, and Tanger Outlets.

We are experiencing higher than normal hotel reservations for our conferences. As a result, APHSA secured a limited number of rooms in nearby overflow hotels. Click the button below for further details.

Our Commitment to Meeting Safely
APHSA takes the safety and well-being of our attendees seriously as we continue to plan in-person events for 2022. All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination to attend any in-person event through our secure portal. If an attendee is not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test (home tests are not accepted) is taken within 48-72 hours before arriving to attend an APHSA event. APHSA will provide a secure upload portal for attendees to provide their information. Each attendee will be required to present either their vaccination card or, if they are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered by a pharmacy/lab showing the date and time administered, their name, and results at the time of check-in at registration. The accepted test type for a COVID-19 test for travel is the PCT/NAAT, administered by local pharmacies and/or labs. Results are typically returned to individuals electronically within 1-2 days showing the date, time, individual’s name, and test results. No home tests will be accepted as proof of negative tests.