Economic Mobility & Well-Being Conference

August 14-17, 2022

Marriott Savannah Riverfront  |  Savannah, GA

Join Us in Savannah, GA

We are pleased to welcome you to the 2022 Economic Mobility & Well-Being Conference produced by the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for the American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), the National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM), and the National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA).

Our Commitment to Meeting Safely

APHSA continues to monitor the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our members’ work and our events and events-related travel. And with safety and well-being at the forefront of all our planning, we continue to plan in-person events for 2022. All attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 test up to 48-72 hours before arriving at the event to attend an APHSA event. In addition, we will provide a secure portal for uploading for attendees to provide their information.


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Economic Mobility & Well-Being Award Nominations

The award nominations are open for the 2022 Economic Mobility & Well-Being Conference, to be held August 14-17 at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, GA.

Please submit all nominations by Friday, July 1. Share your success stories and nominate your agency or team today!

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Collaborating Star Award


Access to nutritious, desirable, and culturally relevant food is a social determinant of health. However, SNAP agencies know it truly takes a team of partners to increase food access and security for a household. While this fact has always been actual, it has proven to be especially vital throughout the pandemic response.

The AASD Collaborating Star Award will honor a state agency and its partner(s) who have demonstrated an exemplary partnership that reduced hunger and increased access to nutrition support services in their state. Partner(s) can include a community organization, school or school system, peer agency such as the Department of Education or Department of Health, food bank, implementing agency or contractor, or others.

Rising Star Award

Over the past two years, state agencies have faced some of their largest challenges yet as they worked to maintain their processes during a time of uncertainty and rapid changes. During this time, states were challenged to continue to monitor their state programs and support their staff while experiencing drastic shifts in how Quality Control operated.


However, many states took this time not to sit back, but to investigate how to make their program emerge stronger and better than before. To acknowledge this commendable work, NAPIPM will honor a state Quality Control or Quality Assurance team that has created a promising practice in their state with the NAPIPM Rising Star Award.

North Star Award


This NASTA North Star Award award honors a state or local human services program administering TANF in accord with APHSA TANF Modernization Principles, as evidenced by exemplary service to the community that maintains the value of equity, inclusion, and the limitless possibilities of human potential as a clear North Star.

These values serve as the foundation for building modern TANF programs to support child and family well-being for generations to come.

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 the latest announced speakers and sessions. Be sure to keep checking in! (Last Updated June 24, 2022)


Featured Speakers & 2022 Highlights

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Wednesday, August 17th 

9:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Closing General Session

Are You Ready to Unleash Your Inner Winner?

Keynote Speaker

Natalie Fikes CNE,CDE,CNC
Speaker & Facilitator; Named “Best Speaker of Today”

Natalie Fikes sets audiences up to prosper with impactful strategies for leading a purpose-driven life and career. Her transformative strategies for changing one’s mindset empower others to release the unlimited potential inside just waiting to be discovered. Based on her own journey of self-discovery, Natalie shares real-world lessons and advice that not only inspire others to live the life that they want but help them discover the gifts and talents they already possess so they can start seeing immediate changes in all areas of their lives.


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2022 Registration

Registration is open! To register, you will log in using your email associated with your APHSA membership profile.

If you do not have a profile, you must 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

The Marriott Savannah Riverfront is the home of the 2022 Economic Mobility & Well-Being Conference. Located in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia, explore the warmth and beauty of Georgia's oldest city from our riverfront location, with many top attractions, shops, and restaurants just a short stroll away.