2020 MEA details

The Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference is held at Saint Paul RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul on the third Thursday of October each year. It includes a full day of activities on Thursday. There are no longer Friday sessions.

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When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. No Friday sessions.

Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102.

Admission: Free and open to Education Minnesota members and aspiring educators only.

Registration: Education Minnesota members must register for workshops.

Exhibits: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Opening session and keynote: 8-9:15 a.m.

Workshops: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 


Saint Paul RiverCentre is located on the St. Paul riverfront next to Xcel Energy Center.


  • RiverCentre Ramp, 150 W. Kellogg Blvd.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota ramp, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
  • Smith Avenue Ramp, 145 Smith Ave.

Getting around RiverCentre

  • Speeches, workshops, exhibits and information kiosks, ballrooms and meeting rooms - upper level.
  • Cafe - street level.


  • During conference hours, MHC Culinary Group operates a cafe serving hot and cold lunch items in the Kellogg lobby on the street level.
  • The Headwaters Cafe is also open daily for breakfast and lunch at the east end of the Kellogg lobby.
  • Specialty coffee is available at the Blue Neon kiosk on the upper level near the ballrooms.