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.

APWA-MN holds an annual workshop and conference each fall in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The one-day workshop is often focused on technical certification, while the focus of the two-day conference is technical education and professional development hours (PDHs) toward Professional Engineering licensure education requirements. Winners of the annual APWA-MN chapter awards and recipients of chapter scholarships are announced and recognized during the fall conference.

Conference
Join your colleagues November 17-18 for the 2022 APWA-MN Fall Conference at our new conference facility, Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake!

Register/More Details: https://bit.ly/3DBEcVJ
Location: Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake
Cost: $350 members  |  $400 non-members 
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2022

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

The fall conference on November 17-18 will feature 8.5 PDHs (including two ethics hours), an expanded exhibit hall and exhibit hours, outdoor exhibits and a networking trivia event – all at our new conference facility, Mystic Lake Center. Education session topics include our keynote covering public works and tribal nations, understanding emotional intelligence, national and local infrastructure perspectives, ethics and more. 

Lodging is available at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at a discounted rate of $149/night using this booking link.

Schedule At a Glance

Thursday, November 17
7:30 am              Registration and Breakfasts (Continental, Young Professional/First-Time Attendee)
8:30 am              Welcome
8:45 am              Keynote: Public Works and Tribal Nations: Governments, Sovereignty, Cultural Resources
                           and Partnerships

9:45 am              Exhibit Hall
10:15 am            Session: Understanding Emotional Intelligence
11:15 am            Business Meeting and Officer Installation
Noon                  Luncheon and Exhibits
1:00 pm             Concurrent Sessions
2:15 pm             Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm             Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm             Reception and Exhibit Hall
5:30 pm             On-Site Networking and Trivia Event

Friday, November 18
7:30 am             Breakfasts (Continental, Past Presidents)
8:00 am             Welcome
8:05 am             Session: Seizing the Infrastructure Moment: National and Local Perspectives
9:30 am             Exhibit Hall
10:00 am           Session: Blue Line Extension Anti-Displacement Initiative
11:10 am           Recognition: Scholarships, Certificates and Awards
Noon                 Luncheon and Exhibits
1:00 pm            Session: Engineering Ethics: Let’s Talk About It
3:00 pm            Adjourn

Questions
Mary Detloff, CAE, Crescendo Consulting Solutions
Conference Planning Consultant
mary@crescendoconsultingsolutions.com
612.597.7899
 

Workshop
Nearly 260 participants over two days joined the chapter for the 2022 Fall Workshop, featuring the Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate. Presenters Wilf Nixon (Professional Snowfighters Association), Nathan Wachtendonk (City of Green Bay, WI) and Bryan Pickworth (City of Farmington Hills, MI) led workshop sessions on materials, equipment and operations, all focused on winter operations and public works.

The workshops were held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Plymouth Community Center, offered apart from the annual Fall Conference for the first time in 2022. 

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