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MCSS Annual Conference: March 6-7, 2016

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud

Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors, presenters and speakers for making this a successful conference!

The 2016 MCSS Annual Conference took place at St. Cloud State University, in the Atwood Memorial Center. The Awards Dinner took place at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud.

Sunday, March 6, 2016: Awards Dinner, Best Western

Monday, March 7, 2016: Conference, SCSU

Conference Presentations

Schedule of sessions 
(Subject to change)

List of 2016 sessions (Google Doc)
List of 2016 sessions (PDF)

2016 Conference schedule:

7:30-8:00 -- Breakfast

8:00-8:50 -- Session 1
9:00-9:50 -- Session 2
10:00-10:50 -- Session 3
10:50-11:30 -- Exhibitor Break 1
11:30-12:30 -- Lunch and Annual Meeting
12:30-1:10 -- Exhibitor Break 2
1:10-2:00 -- Session 4
2:10-3:00 -- Session 5

**New for 2016: Exhibitor hall will only be open before, during and after lunch.

Local and National Exhibitors

List of exhibitors will be posted soon.

Free Books for Attendees

Attendees can choose from one of two titles, courtesy of Random House:

Just Mercy
Empire of Cotton

Attendees will also be able to choose from one of several Macmillan titles:

Rhythm Ride  
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler 
Battle Lines 
Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy 
My Escape from North Korea

Keynote Speakers

2016 Awards Dinner Speaker

Lori Sturdevant
State government and politics columnist,
Star Tribune

Keynote topic "The Schooling of Minnesota Leaders"

2016 Breakfast Speaker

Steve Simon
Minnesota Secretary of State

2016 Lunch Presentation

Siena Leone-Getten
Open World Learning Community, St. Paul

1st place Senior Group Documentary, 2015 National History Day competition

"Ella Baker: A Legacy of Grass Roots Leadership"

List of Exhibitors at 2016 Conference

  • Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
  • Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government
  • United Educators Credit Union
  • Minnesota DNR Firewise in the Classroom
  • MInnesota Secretary of State
  • Minnesota Field Trip Library
  • Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
  • Minnesota Council on Economic Education
  • Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • National Geographic
  • Minnesota History Day
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Tolerance Minnesota
  • Green Card Voices
  • Visit Mankato
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Institute for Global Studies
  • Jewish Community Relations Council

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