Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies
Conference Resources

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MCSS Annual Conference: February 26-27, 2017

"Inspiring Local Learners in a Global Community"

Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato

We are looking forward to our 2017 in Mankato! Stay tuned to this page for updates throughout the school year.

The 2017 MCSS Annual Conference will take place at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017: Awards Dinner

Monday, February 27, 2017: Conference

Conference Presentations

Schedule of sessions 
(Subject to change)

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

2017 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

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

2017 Awards Dinner Speaker

Lorie S. Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Keynote topic TBD

2017 Breakfast Speaker

2017 Lunch Presentation

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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