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Wednesday, Sept. 27

Pre-Conference Schedule

8:00 am — Coach bus departs from the Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul, for Ely. Please pack a lunch to eat on the way. Bus riders are allowed to leave their cars in the parking lot for the duration of the conference. If you do leave your car, please be courteous to museum visitors and park at the far side of the lot. 

1:00 pm — Regional Site Visit & Tour / Bois Forte Heritage Museum

Conference Schedule

3:30 pm — Conference check-in / Grand Ely Lodge

5:00 pm — Opening Reception & Happy Hour Workshops / Grand Ely Lodge

6:00 pm — Opening Keynote: The Environmental Path to Healthier Communities, Sarah Sutton / Grand Ely Lodge

8:30 pm — Campfire Session: Microagressions: What are they and how we stop them / Grand Ely Lodge

Thursday, Sept. 28

Conference Schedule

8:00 am — Breakfast & Keynote: (Re) Investing in History and Community, Tanner Ott / Grand Ely Lodge

9:30 am — Museum NEXT Practices Workshops: Round 1 / North American Bear Center

10:45 am — State of the State Lightning Round Presentations / North American Bear Center

12:45 pm — Lunch / North American Bear Center

1:30 pm — Museum NEXT Practices Workshops: Round 2 / North American Bear Center

2:45 pm — Museum NEXT Practices Workshops: Round 3 / North American Bear Center

4:00 pm — Bus to Grand Ely Lodge, Break, Dinner on your own

6:30 pm — Regional Site Visit & Program: International Wolf Center

7:30 pm — Reception: Cocktails at the Cabin / Dorothy Molter Museum

9:00 pm — Historic and Cultural Pub Portage

Friday, Sept. 29

Conference Schedule

7:00 am — Minnesota Association of Museums Annual Meeting & Sunrise Yoga / Grand Ely Lodge

8:30 am — Breakfast & Keynote: The Will to Change: The relevance of museums, Chris Taylor / Grand Ely Lodge

10:00 am — Crystallization Cards & Key Learnings / Grand Ely Lodge

10:30 am — Closing Keynote: Creating Healthier Communities, Sarah Sutton / Grand Ely Lodge

Post-Conference Schedule

11:30 am — Bus departs from Grand Ely Lodge for Twin Cities. We will stop for lunch on the way back.

5:00 pm — Bus arrives at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul

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