Dates & Location | Registration Rates  | Traveling to Rochester

Dates & Location

The conference will be held on October 24 - 25, 2019. 

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
507-328-2220
Parking and Directions

The conference begins with breakout sessions at 12:30 p.m. on October 24. For lunch options before the conference, check out these local restaurants.

Full Conference Registration

Full Conference Rates (Excludes the Pre-Conference Session)

These rates include all scheduled conference events, starting with Round 1 Breakouts at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The pre-conference session is not included in this fee. During the registration process, you may select to add the pre-conference session, Beyond Inclusion, for an additional cost of $50 (includes a box lunch).

MCN Member Rates

  • Super Saver Rate: $149 for MCN members only (by July 25)

  • Early Bird Rate: $189 for MCN members only (by September 25)

  • Standard Rate: $229 for members (by October 11)

  • Late/on site: $269 for members (after October 11)

MCN Non-Member Rates

  • Standard Rate: $269 for nonmembers (by October 11)

  • Late/on site: $309 for nonmembers (after October 11)

Scholarships

MCN strives to ensure this conference is accessible to all nonprofits, regardless of size or ability to pay. To this end, many individuals are eligible for significant partial scholarships (see the scholarship page for details). All scholarship applications must be received by the end of the day, Monday, October 7.

Team Registration - Register 3, Get 1 Free

Register three people from the same organization at once and the fourth registration is free! To register online, one person will login to their MCN account and you will add colleagues to your group - your fourth colleague will be free! (Offer valid only with full-rate registrations.)

Friday Networking Lunch and Awards Ceremony Only (included in full conference registration)

Do you have special guests who want to come for the Friday Awards Ceremony and Luncheon? Here's an option for them. Register now for the Awards Luncheon (included with full conference registration).

  • $49 each for members and nonmembers (by Oct. 11)

  • $69 each for members and nonmembers (after Oct. 11)

Thursday Pre-Conference Training Session: Beyond Inclusion

This deep dive workshop, with keynote speaker, Leticia Nieto, will explore oppression and inclusion. Register as an add-on during the full conference registration process ($50 for all conference registrants). Or register separately, here. This session is not included in full conference registration unless you choose to add it. This session includes the training session and a box lunch.

  • $50 each for MCN members or conference registrants that register at the same time as registering for the full conference

  • $80 each for nonmembers who are not attending the full conference

Registration Policies and Accommodation Requests

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may send a substitute to attend in their place; please submit the change via email to MCN's registrar. Cancellations received by October 10, will receive a refund minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds are available after October 10. See our full Registration Policies.

Accommodation Requests

Plenty of standard and vegetarian meals will be provided, including vegan/gluten-free options (please, ask a server if you have questions on the day of the conference).

A new mother's room and a prayer space will be provided (please check the conference program on-site for details about locations).

MCN strives to ensure that this conference is accessible to all individuals. If you have accommodation requests, such as sign language interpreters or other accessibility requirements, please submit your request during the online registration process or via email at events@minnesotanonprofits.org. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, requests submitted after October 10 may not be fulfilled.

Breakout Room Seating Policy

Conference registration guarantees access to a choice of breakout sessions at different times throughout the conference schedule. However, conference registration does not guarantee a seat in any of the individual breakout sessions. Breakout rooms are assigned in advance of the conference. The safety of conference attendees is always a primary concern, and may include closing a room if attendance exceeds the room capacity. We encourage early arrival to the breakout sessions to help ensure that a seat is available.

Dates & Location | Registration Rates  | Traveling to Rochester

Traveling to Rochester

For those traveling from a distance, MCN has the following room blocks reserved for your convenience. Please note the reservation deadlines.

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area
150 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 281-8000
Refer to the Group Rate: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Reservations must be made by Oct 2
Single or double occupancy room: $159+/night
Parking is available in the adjacent ramps for a separate fee

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
225 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 285-1234
Refer to the Group Rate: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Reservations must be made by Oct 2
Single or double occupancy room: $139+/night
Parking is available in the adjacent ramps for a separate fee