Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

Conference Resources

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MCSS Annual Conference: March 6-7, 2016

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud

Conference theme TBD

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 MCSS Annual Conference. You helped make it a great success!


The 2015 MCSS Annual Conference took place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. 

Sunday, February 22: Awards Gala

Monday, February 23: Conference


Conference Presentations

Preliminary list of conference sessions
(List is subject to change)

Session schedule:

Session 1: 8:00-8:50
Exhibitor Break
Session 2: 9:30-10:20 (Session & Poster)
Session 3: 10:30-11:20 (Session & Poster)
Lunch and Keynote
Session 4: 1:10-2:00 (Session & Poster)
Exhibitor Break
Session 5: 2:40-3:30


*** New for 2015: Poster sessions

During three of the time slots, multiple presenters will share materials and resources in poster form.


Local and National Exhibitors


Full list of conference exhibitors will be posted close to conference time. 

All conference attendees will receive a copy of the best-seller Unbroken, courtesy of Random House.

Attendees will also receive a choice of one of these titles, courtesy of Macmillan: Spare Parts, Great American Documents, Writing on the Wall, Who We Be, I Believe in Zero, The Pilot and the Little Prince




Keynote Speakers

2015 Gala Speaker

Patricia Avery
University of Minnesota
Social Studies Methods Professor

Keynote: "Democratic Education in Challenging Times"

2015 Conference Speaker

Will Harris
University of Pennsylvania
Founding director, Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier

Keynote: "Citizenship Education is the Whole Deal"


List of Vendors at 2015 Conference

  • Will Steger Foundation
  • Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government
  • United Educators Credit Union
  • Minnesota DNR Firewise in the Classroom
  • Minnesota International Center
  • Best Prep
  • Terra Populus
  • MInnesota Secretary of State
  • Education First
  • H20 For Life
  • EMC Publishing
  • Minnesota Field Trip Library
  • Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
  • Minnesota Council on Economic Education
  • Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
  • Japanese American Citizen League
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Historical Experiences, Inc.
  • Cultural Jambalaya
  • National Geographic
  • Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Tolerance Minnesota
  • St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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