Fall Workshop & Conference

The APWA-MN Fall Workshop & Conference is held annually in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Two workshop options are offered on the first day; the conference is a two-day event focused on technical issues issues, and offers hours toward professional continuing education requirements. The chapter announces the winners of the APWA-MN Chapter Awards and Scholarship Program during the Fall Conference.

The 2019 APWA-MN Fall Conference and Workshops will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, November 20-22, 2019. 

Registration Fees and Options:

  • Fall Conference Member Cost: $255
  • Fall Conference U of MN Student Chapter Member Cost: Free!
  • Fall Conference Non-Member Cost: $295
  • APWA Lifetime Members: $0 (see registration instructions below)

Workshop Add-ons:
Registrants will be able to select from the two workshops as an add-on to their fall conference registration. A Workshop Only package is also available for attendees who wish to only attend the Safety or Writing workshop on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

  • Fall Workshop - Safety Workshop: $150
  • Fall Workshop - Writing to Get Things Done: $325

Register Online Today!
--Use the online registration form when registering one or more people and paying with a credit card.

Need to register using a purchase order, check, or have your organization billed? 
A paper registration form and spreadsheet template are available upon request via email to ccapsconf3@umn.edu.

If you encounter issues registering online:
Account access and password questions should be referred to the University of Minnesota’s IT help at 612-301-4357. Be sure to mention you are using a guest account. You may also be able to troubleshoot your account access online by clicking “Reset Your Password” or “Recover your Internet ID” when you get to the log-in screen. 
Online group registration questions should be referred to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies’ Registration Team at ccapsreg@umn.edu or 612-625-2900.
Other registration questions should be referred to the conference planning team at ccapsconf3@umn.edu.

Are you an APWA Lifetime Member?
Lifetime Members receive complimentary conference registration. Please register online using the instructions above and input discount code C204 when you get to the payment page. Lifetime members should select the APWA Member package.

Welcome from the Conference Co-chairs
Welcome to the last conference you’ll attend this decade! As we say goodbye to the 2010s, we come together to prepare ourselves for what is to come this next decade. Looking back, we’ve seen a lot of advancements these past 10 years. From carrying a device in our pockets with more computing power than the system that landed Apollo 11 on the moon, to the beginnings of rethinking street designs in order to accommodate driverless cars, we’ve come a long way since 2010.

Back by popular demand, kicking off our conference will be Denise Barreto, (fresh off a successful Spring conference presentation) who will prepare us to be the leader we need to be for the next decade. She will carry us into the concurrent sessions with her own presentation, along with others such as the latest LRRB study results, working towards zero waste and the further evolution of small cell technology.

The final day of the conference will help prepare us for the not-so-far-off implementation of connected and autonomous vehicles. Hot off the press, the Asset Management Guide for Local Agencies will also be shared with the conference participants. After we congratulate our annual scholarship recipients, we’ll wrap up this last conference of the decade by hearing how big data and analytics at the local level can lead to big league success like it has for our home run hitting local baseball club – the MN Twins!

We will see you there!
Russ Matthys, City of Eagan
Matt Saam, City of Apple Valley
Co-chairs, APWA Minnesota Chapter 2019 Fall Conference Committee

Social Media: Join the Conversation #apwamn19 @APWAMN
We invite you to join the conversation about the APWA-MN Fall Conference and Workshops by tweeting about the conference or posting updates to your LinkedIn and Facebook pages. The conference hashtag is #apwamn19. Also, be sure to follow the APWA-MN Chapter on Twitter: @APWAMN. Type this hashtag in your tweets/posts to continue the conference backchannel; you may also search Twitter for this hashtag to view the tweets online. These social media efforts will help participants network and meet new colleagues prior to and during the conference.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
This year, 9.75 PDHs will be offered to participants who attend the entire conference. Please visit the following website for pertinent information about PDH requirements: mn.gov/aelslagid/continuinged.html

Reception & Off-site networking event —Thursday, November 21
At the 2019 conference, we return to Topgolf after a brief reception at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. More details will be provided at a later date by the APWA Membership Committee.

New Member, Annual Leadership Academy Alumni, and Young Professionals Breakfast
A breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center for Leadership Academy and Public Works Executive Fellowship alumni, new APWA-MN Chapter members who have joined within the last two years or who are first-time attendees, and young professionals. Please check the box on the registration form if you wish to attend.

Need to stay at the hotel?
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North-Brooklyn Center. Below is the information on the different ways attendees can book their rooms. Please be aware the cut-off date to make reservations under the discounted group rate is: 11/01/19.

Guests can book rooms the following ways:

Online Group Page

Online Website: www.minneapolisbrooklyncenter.embassysuites.com. Enter in the dates of stay, and then select ‘add special rate code’. In the ‘Group Code’ box, enter the following: UAC

Suzanne Butler
University of Minnesota

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