Southern Organization for Human Services Regional Conference

2018 SOHS Conference

To be held at the Carnegie Hotel on the campus of East Tennessee State University
in Johnson City, TN

April 3 - 6, 2018

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Keynote Speaker:  Chaz Kellem

Chaz Kellem is the Senior Director of Advocacy for Race & Gender Equity at YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. Chaz earned his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University and his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Edinboro University. For almost 10 years, Chaz worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates as the Manager of Diversity Initiatives, where he was responsible for managing the organization’s interaction with various minority constituencies. He serves on several non-profit boards including the Visit Pittsburgh, CORO Center for Civic Leadership, ACHIEVA, and HOPE Network. Chaz currently serves as an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University within the Business Department.

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Conference Registration

Member TypePricing
Student - Member $125
Student - Non-Member $160
Student - Member Single Day  $90
Non-Member Single Day $120
Educators/Practitioners/Retired - Member $225
Educators/Practitioners/Retired - Non-Member $325

Register NOW for the SOHS 2018 Conference

Hotel Reservations

  • SOHS Conference Rate = $109 per night
  • You must call the hotel to get the conference rate on reservations
  • Toll Free Number: 866-757-8277 --- Local Number: 423-979-6400

Carniegie Hotel Website

Call for Proposals

The Southern Organization for Human Services Regional Conference is seeking workshop proposals for its Annual Conference to be held April 3 - 6, 2018 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

THEME: Reaching New Heights: Developing Skills in the East Tennessee Mountains

In keeping with the conference theme this year, we are issuing a Call For Proposals which focus on building the skills of our human services practitioners.
The audience will include students, new practitioners, and more established professionals - all interested in learning what you do, and how you do it.

Submissions may focus on interventions, skills, and exercises that can be applied generally or for work with specific groups.
Submit your proposal and equip your colleagues with an new skill. Tell us about a skill you have acquired in your practicum, internship, or work.
Attend, and learn a new skill.

Proposals accepted for posters, presentations of various lengths, and workshops.

Proposals must be submitted by 11/30/2017 for consideration.


Sponsoring at the 2018 SOHS Conference can be well worth the investment. Your brand will be visible throughout the conference and attendees will be eager to learn more about your organization.

Become a Sponsor of the 2018 Southern Organization for Human Services Conference and prosper!