Full Lives Conference for Direct Support Professionals - Unity through Resiliency

Save the Date!

April 16-17, 2015 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel 

Theme: Unity through Resiliency

Register online for the conference! 

Reserve a room at the Sheraton

You can now make hotel room reservations online starting at $95/night (plus tax). Reserve now! 

Call for Proposals - 

Submit by February 13, 2015

Please consider submitting a topic to present at this 14th annual conference! If selected to present, you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with Alaska's direct service workforce! 

Sessions are either 45-minutes or 90-minutes in length and there are approximately 32 slots available over the two conference days (16 each day).

All submissions will be reviewed by the conference committee and individuals will receive a response by February 23, 2015.

Nominate outstanding direct service professionals! (deadline extended to 1/23/15)

Alaska Alliance for Direct Service Careers
Outstanding Direct Service Professionals of the Year Awards
Now accepting nominations for outstanding direct service professionals who work in the following support areas:
  • People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • People with Severe Mental Illness
  • People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Age-Related Dementia/Elder Care
  • People in Treatment for Chronic Alcoholism/Substance Abuse
  • People with Development Disabilities

Submission Deadline (extended)

January 23, 2015

Winners will receive: 

  • $1,000 AND 
  • a paid trip to the 2015 Full Lives Conference to accept this honor* 
  • AND free registration to the 2016 Full Lives Conference!

*Paid trip is only applicable to winners who live outside of the Anchorage/Mat-Su area.

Download application for further details (PDF 55KB)

Volunteer at the conference! 

We always need volunteers and this is a great way to attend the conference for free! Contact the conference coordinator if you are interested in volunteering and she will send you a list tasks to choose from. 


Full Lives receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and UAA Center for Human Development Trust Training Cooperative.


Contact Full Lives

Raelynn Smith
(907) 264-6244

UAA Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell St. Suite 103
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Ph: (907) 272-8270
1 (800) 243-2199
TTY: (907) 264-6206
Fax: (907) 274-4802