Workshop Names Released for the Community Connections Conference

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Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis

Registration is open for Community Connections Conference on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Lower Level, Hall A.

RSVP for the workshops, opening panel and lunch, and sign up to volunteer and request accommodations or interpretation services if needed before January 25 at 4:00 p.m.

The conference’s mission is to strengthen, diversify and connect communities to City resources through intentional learning, conversations, fostering partnerships, resource sharing and skills development. The program offers informative and interactive sessions focusing on topics including:

  • Immigration, the 2020 US Census and equity.
  • Understanding the relationships between historic and present-day injustices.
  • Sharing best practices and strategies on community engagement and reaching under-represented communities.
  • Opportunities to get involved at the community, neighborhood and City level.

2019 Workshop Highlights

2017 Collaborative Public Safety Strategies project at Little Earth presentation at 2018 Community Connections Conference

Actualizing Equity with Diverse Watershed Stakeholders - with Metro Blooms

"The equitable distribution of water resource investments creates opportunities for equitable engagement and inclusive development that centers around the needs and concerns of vulnerable populations in projects that build their capacity to lead, inspire, promote and build community resilience." Read more...

Community and Neighborhood Organization Board Training - with the City of Minneapolis, Neighborhood and Community Relations Department

"Learn about community and neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis, and the roles that board members play in both conducting outreach and managing an organization's responsibilities. This session covers effective tools and implementation for leadership that align with an organization's mission." Read more...

How to Work Effectively with Muslims - with CAIR-MN

"Each year, CAIR-MN handles hundreds of complaints of religious, racial and ethnic discrimination...Learn how to effectively work with Muslims, demographics worldwide, in the United States and in Minnesota, how to provide religious accommodations in the work place and practices to be mindful of when interacting with Muslim clients." Read more...

Visit the conference event page to see a full list of workshops and their descriptions:


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Exhibitor registration closes Jan. 16

2018 Exhibit Hall Visitors Community Connections Conference

NCR invites you to join us as an exhibitor at the 2019 Community Connections Conference. Last year's event had over 690 attendees from all over Minneapolis. As of today, the exhibit hall is about 73% full.

Exhibitor space is free for nonprofits and public entities.



Check back on the event page,, the week of January 25, 2019 for a link to download a free Metro Transit pass for your transportation to the conference.


The Community Connections Conference is also made possible by CenterPoint Energy.

For questions, accommodations or alternative formats, please contact Neighborhood and Community Relations at 612-673-3737 or email us at People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 •  Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 • Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.