Registration opens today for the sixth annual Community Connections Conference – Your Voice, Your City: CommUnity – at the Minneapolis Convention Center Saturday, April 1. The conference is free. All are welcome to make their voices heard; participate in interactive sessions, robust learning and exhibits; and enjoy a delicious cultural lunch. Registration will close March 24.
The conference will use innovative ideas to build on successful collaborations among residents, neighborhoods, cultural communities and the City to build diversity and capacity in neighborhood organizations and community organizations.
Community Connections Conference
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1
(Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.)
Minneapolis Convention Center
The conference features three tracks: your city, your neighborhood and your voice.
The Community Connections Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s 20-year vision to direct the physical development of the city into the future. Find out what’s happened so far in the process and discuss with City staff and your neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity and opportunity. Learn more at minneapolis2040.com.
The current neighborhood structure of the Community Participation Program is set to end in 2020. Neighborhood organization staff, board members and residents can take this opportunity to help plan for the future of neighborhood organizations and their roles in communities beyond 2020.
Community engagement plays a crucial role in shaping City policy. This track will focus on ways residents can connect with City leaders, find out how to serve on City boards and commissions, and engage Minneapolis’ diverse communities.
The Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department hosts the conference annually in partnership with City departments, neighborhood organizations and community partners.
Register, find out more and watch for updates here.