Bringing together the best minds in the
human service business


At the heart of our efforts to bring scalable innovation to human services are SOC’s unique conferences and programs. Taking an unparalleled interdisciplinary approach to learning, relationship building and leadership and management development, we design our programs to create the shared vision necessary to bring innovative solutions to scale within large systems of care.
The Stewards of Change™ annual national conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for a diverse group of talented health and human service professionals, business leaders, representatives from federal, state and local governments, nonprofits and academia to share interoperability trends and innovations and brainstorm ways to translate them into sustainable solutions for the nation’s most vulnerable children and families. An intriguing blend of expert presentations, workshops, panel discussions and graphics facilitation lays the foundation for concrete system change, year after year.

Our state and local conferences, such as October’s Advancing Information Sharing Across California to Improve Outcomes for Children Served by the Child Welfare System and the Courts, are developed on a custom basis, typically geared to a specific issue or theme—confidentiality, information technology, leadership transitioning and change management, for example.

SOC CONFERENCES HAVE LED TO COUNTLESS POSITIVE RESULTS, INCLUDING:
  • Proposal for development of California’s first personal health record systems for children in foster care
  • Creation of the National Interoperability Community of Practice (NICOP), an online discussion community and best practices repository for health, education, judicial and human service professionals
  • Design of a national Change Vision Landscape, a graphic representation of an interoperable health and human service system on which individual agencies can model their consumer-centric initiatives
  • Formation of a national community of experts focused on addressing issues of confidentiality, security and privacy related to information sharing

National Conferences

12th ANNUAL SOCI SYMPOSIUM
Taking Action During Disruptive Times: Advancing Progress on Innovation, Interoperability and Technology in HHS

11th ANNUAL SOCI SYMPOSIUM
Interoperability in Action: What’s Working Now – and How We Can Shape the Future

10th ANNUAL SOCI SYMPOSIUM
Harnessing the Power of Information Interoperability and Social Determinants to Advance Health and Wellness Integration

9th ANNUAL SOCI SYMPOSIUM
Advancing Health and Human Services Interoperability:
From the ‘State of the Art' to the ‘Art of the Possible’



8th ANNUAL SOC SYMPOSIUM
Achieving Interoperability:
Implementing solutions to connect health and human services

7th ANNUAL SOC SYMPOSIUM
From Field to Fed III:
Advancing Health and Human Service Interoperability Amid the Challenges and Opportunities of Healthcare Reform

6th ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
From Field to Fed II:
Linking Systems to Sustain Interoperability in
Challenging Times

5th ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
From Field to Fed: Building an Interoperable Continuum of Care



4th ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
Human Services 2.0: InterOptimability
Implementing InterOptimability: From Theory to Practice

3rd ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
InterOptimability: Human Services 2.0: Preparing
Child Welfare for the 21st Century

2nd ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
Technological Innovation: Creating the New Child
Welfare Business Model

1st ANNUAL SOC CONFERENCE
Entrepreneurial Solutions to Child Welfare Challenges
   

State and Regional Conferences

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL HHS OPEN DATAFEST I - 2017
Stewards of Change Institute, in partnership with First5LA, the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the California Health Care Foundation, the California Health & Human Services Agency, and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, hosted the Southern California Regional HHS Open DataFest on January 24, 2017 at the University of Southern California.

CALIFORNIA HHS OPEN DATAFEST III - 2016
Stewards of Change Institute and the Califronia Health and Human Services Agency hosted the third annual HHS Open DataFest.  The event was staged in two parts: In Palo Alto, California on February 12, 2016 and in Sacramento, CA on March 14 and 15, 2016.

CALIFORNIA HHS OPEN DATAFEST II - 2015
Stewards of Change Institute, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Califronia Health and Human Services Agency hosted the second annual HHS Open DataFest on March 16 and 17, 2015.



  CALIFORNIA HHS OPEN DATAFEST - 2014
Stewards of Change Institute, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Health Data Consortium organized the first HHS Open DataFest at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 21st and 22nd, 2014

CALIFORNIA INFORMATION SHARING
CONFERENCE

Advancing Information Sharing across California to Improve Outcomes for Children Served by the Child Welfare System and The Courts

PENNSYLVANIA CONFIDENTIALITY
CONFERENCE

Addressing the Myth and Reality of Confidentiality and Privacy in Cross-System Information Sharing