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2022 ICAA Conference

Event Overview

The 2022 conference is a hyflex event – there is an in-person option, virtual option, and all sessions will be recorded for registrants to access following the event.

ICAA is incorporating CDC guidance related to large in-person gatherings as we plan.

Cost: $325 per person

regardless of in-person or virtual participation.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once registered, all registrants can access the conference offerings in-person or virtual, and will have access to the recorded sessions following the event.

Registration is open now!

2022 ICAA Conference Attendees

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mark Rank

Wednesday, July 20th

Author of Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty. Few topics have as many myths, stereotypes, and misperceptions surrounding them as that of poverty in America. The poor have been badly misunderstood since the beginnings of the country, with the rhetoric only ratcheting up in recent times. Armed with the latest research, Poorly Understood not only challenges the myths of poverty and inequality, but it explains why these myths continue to exist, providing an innovative blueprint for how the nation can move forward to effectively alleviate American poverty.

Amy Jo Hutchison

Thursday, July 21st

Amy Jo is a lifelong resident of West Virginia and her lifelong experience has centered around poverty and raising her children alone. In Amy Jo’s words: “It took 42 years for me to become brave enough to say to strangers that I am living in poverty. Even now, after the Congressional testimony went viral, numerous podcasts, media hits, and panel discussions, my hands and voice still shake and my knees get wobbly. It’s hard to admit that you’re poor because America treats poverty like it’s a character defect rather than a circumstance. There is so much about poverty that people who have never experienced it don’t understand.”

Planning Committee

Top Row: Tammy Hotek (Sieda Community Action), Mary Ready (ICAA), Scott Fischer (NEICAC), Rachel Albrecht (Community Action of Southeast Iowa)

2nd Row: Tiffany Keimig (ICAA), Greg Pieper (DCAA), Corinne Armbrust (ICAA), Lorie Easter (DCAA)

3rd Row: Katherine Harrington (ICAA), Kendra Rensink (Mid-Sioux Opportunity), Sheri Mertz (New Opportunities), Keri Burian (HACAP)

4th Row: Whitney Sanger (HACAP)


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