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MEA conference will be hybrid this year

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Members can attend this year’s MEA conference either in-person on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre or log on to watch select sessions virtually.  

The 2021 MEA conference lineup includes about 70 in-person workshops, focusing on racial equity in education, student and educator mental health, classroom strategies and much more. About a dozen of those workshops will be offered in real time online, while another 50 courses are available on Education Minnesota’s MEA Online for members to complete at their own pace. 

The conference is free and open to Education Minnesota members and aspiring educators only, but you must register in advance. Go to www.educationminnesota.org/events/mea starting Aug. 1 to sign up for sessions. Register early to get into the workshops you want.  

Free onsite child care will also be available during the MEA conference for in-person attendees. You must register in advance; registration will open in August. 

And if you attend in person, don’t forget to plan on visiting dozens of exhibitors offering education-related products, services and programs. 

You may be able to earn general continuing education credit and fulfill state relicensure requirements for attending the MEA conference in person or virtually. An attendance certificate will be emailed to you after you complete the online session or handed to you when you leave the in-person workshop.  

Free professional development is always just a click away for active members of Education Minnesota. Members can access our full catalog of professional development on MEA Online to improve their professional practice, earn CEU credits for relicensure and build union understanding and power. 


When: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 

Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre; some live sessions will be available via webinar. 

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

Registration: Opens Aug. 1! 


General session: 9-10:30 a.m.  

Workshops: 10:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.   

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