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MSBA Leadership Conference

The 2020 MSBA Leadership Conference ("Learning from the Past; Leading into the Future") is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, and Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center (located at 1301 Second Avenue South in Minneapolis).

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is closed; walk-ins are welcome to attend any session.

There is no registration fee for MSBA members to attend this two-day conference. MSBA provides this free conference every January as part of members’ annual dues. The conference features nationally recognized speakers, workshops on a variety of topics, a School Excellence Showcase, an Exhibit Hall, and a Recognition Luncheon. Early Bird Sessions are provided the evening before the conference.

CONFERENCE APP: Access the 2020 Leadership Conference app

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Access the 2020 Leadership Conference housing webpage

PARKING: Looking for a place to park for the day?

  • Convention Center parking: Access for a direct booking link to Convention Center parking.
  • Off-street parking: If you would like to use on-street parking, download the MPLS Parking app from your App Store. The MPLS Parking app helps you monitor your parking meter — which you can reload from your phone! Click here for more information about MPLS Parking.

Leadership Conference Week Schedule At-A-Glance


BROCHURE: Access the 2020 Leadership Conference brochure

Tuesday, January 14: 

Wednesday, January 15:

Thursday, January 16:

  • Leadership Conference (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Convention Center)
  • School Excellence Showcase (11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall)
  • Leadership Conference Recognition Luncheon (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Convention Center) View MSBA Honor Roll list to see if you or a school board colleague will be receiving an award

Friday, January 17:

Leadership Conference Exhibitors

Driving Directions and Parking

Access driving directions and parking information for the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 1301 Second Avenue South in Minneapolis.

MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

NOTE: The advance registration deadline for all Leadership Conference events is Monday, January 6, 2020.

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for the Early Bird Sessions and the Recognition Luncheon:

(1) If a pre-registered participant cancels any time prior to the date registration closes, MSBA will fully refund the registration fee.

(2) If a pre-registered participant cancels between the date registration closes until the time the MSBA-sponsored event/activity begins, he/she will be charged an administrative fee of $80.

(3) Once an event/activity begins, all registrants are responsible for the full registration fee.