Community Connections Conference on February 2

The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department invites you to the 8th annual Community Connections Conference. The conference is a free event meant to build connections and foster collaboration between communities, neighborhoods and government, focusing on best practices for community engagement. The conference features interactive workshops, speakers, panel discussions, and a delicious catered lunch. The theme of this year’s conference is Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis.

The schedule for the day:

  • Registration and breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
  • Opening panel: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Morning workshops: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon workshops: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Closing forum with Mayor Frey and Council members: 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This year’s Community Connections Conference will feature:

Accessibility and Inclusion

On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign Language, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day. Request interpreter service at registration.

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.

We will provide a link to download a free Metro Transit pass for your transportation to the conference the week before the conference.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737 or ncr@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 61