Fall Workshop & Conference

The APWA-MN Fall Workshop & Conference is held annually in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Day one is a workshop often focused on technical certification. The conference, held on the second and third days of the event, is focused on technical education and offers hours towards professional continuing education requirements. Winners of the APWA-MN Chapter Awards and recipients of chapter scholarships are announced and recognized during the fall conference.

Join your colleagues November 17-19 for the 2021 APWA-MN Fall Workshop & Conference. We look forward to seeing you at our first in-person event in over 18 months! 

Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Conference Fee: $325 members  |  $375 non-members  |  $0 APWA-MN Student Members (Thursday only)  |  $40 Friday lunch only
Workshop Fee: $175
Whirlyball Fee: $20 
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2021
 

APWA-MN Fall Conference Exhibitor Registration: Thursday, November 18 (available only to current APWA-MN year-long sponsors): https://bit.ly/2ZF6CMR

APWA-MN Fall Workshop Exhibitor Registration: Wednesday, November 17 – Open to All: https://bit.ly/3kZsfzC

Download the conference brochure for full session descriptions and workshop and conference details.

Workshop participants will receive a Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate after workshop attendance and successful test completion; participants will also earn 8.0 PDHs. The November 17 Workshop provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control and is appropriate for anyone involved in winter maintenance operations. For the first time, exhibitors will be on-site throughout the workshop. 
 
The Fall Conference on November 18-19 will cover a variety of topics, from ethics and inclusivity to sustainability and technology. Attendees will hear from colleagues highlighting successful projects and sharing lessons learned. In keeping with fall conference tradition, attendees can connect with exhibitors and network with colleagues Thursday afternoon. All are invited to join the fun playing Whirlyball at Thursday evening’s social event. Conference participants will earn 8.0 PDHs. 
 
This year’s conference will celebrate the 75th anniversary of APWA-MN, with chapter history highlights and fun swag for attendees. Want to show off some 75th anniversary gear? Order custom items at https://business.landsend.com/store/apwayoungprofessionals/. Select your product first, then add the logo and choose logo placement at checkout. 
 
Note Regarding This In-Person Event: The APWA-MN Conference Planning Committee is planning for an in-person event as of September 2021. We are closely monitoring health protocols and recommendations on an ongoing basis. Should it become prudent to transition the fall conference and workshop to a virtual environment, notice will be sent to all registrants, presenters, exhibitors, and others who may be impacted. Assuming an in-person event, any appropriate on-site protocols will be emailed to attendees prior to the event.
 
Schedule At a Glance
 
Wednesday, November 17
7:00 am Workshop Registration and Breakfast
7:30 am Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop
5:30 pm Adjourn
 
Thursday, November 18
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome
8:45 am Keynote: Recognizing and Responding to Bias (Dr. Abdul Omari)
10:15 am Building an Ethical Culture from the Inside Out (Dr. Chad Weinstein)
11:15 am APWA-MN 75th Anniversary Recognition
11:30 am Business Meeting and Officer Installation
Noon Luncheon
1:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm Exhibits, Reception
5:30 pm Off-Site Networking Event: Whirlyball
 
Friday, November 19
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
8:05 am MN2050 Update
8:15 am Infrastructure Funding: Legislative Panel
9:45 am Sustainability: Policies, Partnerships & People
11:00 am Recognition: Scholarships, Certificates and Awards
Noon Luncheon
1:00 pm Civil Unrest Leads to a Redefined “First Response”
3:00 pm Adjourn
 
Questions
Mary Detloff, CAE, Crescendo Consulting Solutions
Conference Planning Consultant
612.597.7899

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