Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) Fall Conference

submitted by rueter@augsburg.edu

Hello Campus Colleagues,

The Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) is gearing up for the 2019 Annual Fall MCPA Conference (http://www.mcpa4you.org/annual-conference1.html). This year’s conference will take place in Bloomington at the Radisson Blu Mall of America on Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1, 2019. This year’s theme for MCPA is Access in Higher Education: Navigating the Barriers. One of MCPA’s values is access. MCPA defines access as “We value quality, affordable, statewide programming with a focus on intentional design.” We intend our participants to explore how we can advance access (navigating physical and systemic barriers) for students, faculty, staff, and community members while striving towards eliminating those barriers. Please look out for a future announcement for this year’s keynote speakers.

Registration has opened for the conference with varying discount rates for members versus non-members. If you are reading this and are not a member of MCPA, we strongly encourage becoming a member of MCPA prior to registering, as you’ll actually save more money than just paying to attend the conference! Please note that early bird conference registration rates are available until Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. (http://www.mcpa4you.org/membership.html)

In addition to registration opening, the call for program proposals is now live (https://tinyurl.com/mcpaproposals). The proposal deadline is Sunday, September 15th! For questions regarding proposals, please contact Grace Anderson (graceanderson2627@gmail.com).

If you have any donations for our silent auction please contact Rachel Rudeen (rude0105@umn.edu). The money raised from our silent auction provides scholarships for graduate students to attend the conference. Graduate scholarship applications for the 2019 conference are available on the main conference website and are due on Friday, September 13, 2019.

I look forward to seeing you at the 44rd Annual MCPA Fall Conference!