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Everything you need to develop and sustain leading-edge Community Education programs and services.

Discovering Possibilities (Virtual Fall Conference)       

Check out the breakout sessions available at our Discovering Possibilities conference!

Fees are based on your TOTAL DISTRICT POPULATION and for that SINGLE district fee, you can register as many people as you want.

We just ask that ONE person enter all the names & emails at one time.
One link is for payment and one link is for registration.

Pay for your district using this link:

Register everyone from your district using this link:


District Size – Fee (based on TOTAL district population) One fee for unlimited participants
Less than 5,000 – $60
5,000-19,999 – $120
20,000-49,999 – $240
50,000 + – $480
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Member) – $60
Individual NOT associated w/a District (Non-memb.) – $150
Non-member Districts – $480

October 30th, 2019

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MCEA Leadership Days
Feb. 20 & 21, 2020

Daring Leadership: Taking Smart Risks in 2020

Successful organizations take risks. Strengthen your team’s ability to take smart risks and solve problems by creating a culture of belonging, inclusivity, and diverse perspectives in your organization. We will use the tools set forth by research professor Brené Brown in her book, Dare to Lead. A Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator will illustrate the collection of four skill sets that are necessary to cultivate courage, commitment and shared purpose, strive for excellence, empathy and self-compassion and to make valuable contributions and take smart risks.

Cultures thrive when all stakeholders are engaged and active in working together. Human-Centered Design is another innovative problem solving tool that is grounded in empathy and holds the belief that any problem is solvable.

In this two-day leadership conference, participants will learn skills that will help them to build a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected and willing to tackle any problem.

Online registration is now closed. Call the MCEA Executive Office at 651-257-0752 if you wish to register. We also take walk-in registrations.

Don’t forget to reserve your room at the Best Western Kelly Inn ($93) by calling 320-253-0606 and mention MCEA Leadership Days to get that rate.

If you want to pick up a 2020 Finance Manual at Leadership Days, you can order it here.

September 24th, 2019

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National Community Ed. Conference – Oct. 27 – 29, 2021 at the Minneapolis Marriot NW, Brooklyn Center

May 1st, 2018

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Oct. 23 – 25, 2019 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park
Reserve your room by calling 763-536-8300. All suites are $139/night – please mention MCEA when calling.

Donate to the MCEA Auction here–>

Full Conference Brochure

Online registration is now closed. Please contact the MCEA Executive Office  – or by calling 651-257-0752. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Top Golf  Social Event
Sorry – this event is FULL!

We have reserved a party room and some bays at Top Golf on Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • FREE for the first 120 to register (courtesy of Eleyo) –  buffet style food includes Chicken Tenders & Honey Mustard Dippin Sauce, Pulled Pork Sliders with BBQ Sauce, House Slaw, Seasonal Fruit, Kettle Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, Fountain Soda, Iced Tea, Coffee & Water.
  • $30/person – 2 hours of unlimited Top Golf Play from 6 – 8:00 pm.  (Get a team together from your district together!)
  • Address: 6420 N. Camden Ave., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Cash Bar


May 1st, 2018

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Pre-conference info:

The ABE Foundations pre-conference session is 9.5 hours long. The session begins on Tuesday, August 13 (1:30 pm-7:30 pm) and continues on Wednesday, August 14 (8:15-11:45 am).  Participants must attend both days.  Tuesday dinner and Wednesday breakfast are included in the pre-conference registration fee.

The CCRS Foundations pre-conference sessions (ELA and Math) are each  7.5 hours long. The sessions begin on Tuesday, August 13 (3:30 pm-7:30 pm) and continue on Wednesday, August 14 (8:15-11:45 am).  Participants must attend both days.  Tuesday dinner and Wednesday breakfast are included in the pre-conference registration fee.

Detailed information regarding all pre-conference sessions can be found on the Literacy Action Network website here.

Co-ABE Pre-conference Google Session ($25)
Get Started with Google’s Applied Digital Skills in your Classroom

In this session, you will receive a deep dive professional development training on Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Applied Digital Skills is a free, online and video-based curriculum that you can use in the classroom with your students to teach them the basic digital skills needed for today’s evolving job market.

Participants will need to bring their own device (laptop or Chromebook). Familiarity with Google applications is recommended. This session is offered through a partnership with COABE. For more detailed information see the LAN website here.

Click here to register  for Google session (Space is limited to the first 40 to register)


Click here to register for the rest of the ABE SI and other pre-conf. sessions

Don’t Forget to Book your room:
To book a room at the Best Western Kelly Inn ($91/nt.), please call 320-253-0606 or
Click here to book a suite ($199/nt.)  at the Courtyard by Marriott – St. Cloud or call 320-654-1661


Literacy Action Network website

Terms of Use/Refunds/Cancellations

May 4th, 2017

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