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Education Minnesota’s 2023 MEA conference returns to an in-person only event for union members

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Attend your union’s largest professional development conference on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. This year there are over 50 workshops and 90 exhibits focusing on student and educator mental health, racial equity and social justice, relicensure courses and much more. The MEA conference is only open to Education Minnesota members and those studying to become educators.

For more information on the 2023 MEA conference, visit www.educationminnesota.org/events/annual-events/mea-conference.

What to expect this year

All attendees must register by Friday, Oct. 13. Register early as classes fill up.

The exhibits will be located throughout the ballroom level with the workshops.

Attendee check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. If you plan to attend the general session, please leave enough time to find parking and to receive your badge.

The general session starts at 9 a.m. and workshops start at 10:45 a.m.

Free child care for Education Minnesota members

Education Minnesota is offering free child care for children 6 months–12 years old while members attend the MEA conference. Registration is required, so sign up when you register for the conference.

Continuing education credit

You may be able to earn general continuing education credit for attending the MEA conference. In addition, some sessions might help you fulfill state relicensure requirements. You will be emailed attendance certificates for the sessions you attended following the conference. Check with your district’s continuing education committee on whether you will receive credit.

Quick facts

  • When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19
  • Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Admission: Free and open to Education Minnesota members and aspiring educators only.
  • Registration: edmn.me/mea2023
  • Check-in: Opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • General session: 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Workshops: 10:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where to park

  • Closest ramps
  • RiverCentre Ramp, 150 W. Kellogg Blvd.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
  • Lawson Ramp, 11 5th Street West
  • View more parking options at www.stpaul.gov/parking-saint-paul

Health and safety protocols

To keep attendees and trainers safe and control the spread of COVID-19 and more in our communities, Education Minnesota strongly recommends, but does not require, that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings at the MEA conference. Any attendees who test positive for COVID-19 or who have symptoms shortly after the conference should contact Education Minnesota so that we can notify trainers and other attendees. If you have any questions or concerns, please let staff or trainers know as soon as possible so they can be addressed before the conference. We appreciate your support in keeping us all healthy and safe.

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