Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies
Conference Resources

Only current MCSS members have access to conference materials

MCSS Annual Conference: February 26-27, 2017
Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato

"Inspiring Local Learners in a Global Community"

Inspiration for you and your students. Learning among educators who love social studies.
Get energized with your social studies peers at the MCSS conference!

We are looking forward to our 2017 conference 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: Social Studies Social

  • Visit Reconciliation Park with Dakota educator Gwen Westerman
  • Socialize with friends and peers at happy hour and dinner
  • Cheer on our 2017 Teachers of the Year
  • Take in a keynote by Minnesota Chief Justice Lorie Gildea
(This is a ticketed event. Register for the Social when you register for the conference.)

Monday, February 27, 2017: Conference



Conference Presentations

Submit a session proposal.


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

Exhibitor registration will be posted soon.

Free Books for Attendees









Keynote Speakers

2017 Social Studies Social 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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