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Early Bird Registration: 
Now - January 31, 2020

MNFEA Members $140/person
Non-Members $180/person

Regular Registration: 
February 1 - March 8, 2020

MNFEA Members $160/person
Non-Members $200/person

Late/Onsite Registration: 
March 9-13, 2020

MNFEA Members $180/person
Non-Members $220/person

All fees include sessions, workshops, networking, activities and most meals.


2020 Annual Conference

2020 is destined to be a visionary year of innovation and collaboration as MNFEA takes over the North Shore.  As always, the education sessions will be packed with valuable information for event and festival professionals, vendors, and service providers. Equally important, our networking and social events offer attendees multiple opportunities to nurture existing relationships and create new ones.

Register today to take advantage of early bird pricing!

Conference At-A-Glance
Wednesday, March 11
5:00pm Wednesday Networking Event

Thursday, March 12
8:00am Breakfast & Registration
9:00am-12:00pm Sessions
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-5:00pm Sessions
6:00pm Thursday Night Soiree

Friday, March 13
8:00am Breakfast & Registration
9:00am-12:00pm Sessions
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Sessions


Wednesday Networking Event
Head into town on Wednesday to settle in before the conference officially starts Thursday morning and join us for our annual networking kickoff!

Thursday Night Soirée
Progressive dinners are all the rage, and we're jumping on the wagon! Join us on the MNFEA fan bus as we tour popular Duluth attractions while enjoying dinner and drinks throughout the city!


- Social Media Strategies- Incorporating Music into Your Event
- Digital Marketing- Creating Events In Your City Park
- Fundraising- Engaging Volunteers to Meet Your Mission
- Working with Breweries- Merchandising
- Insurance & Liability- Best Practices for Logistics and Operations
- Food Trends- Attracting & Maintaining Sponsors
- Recycling & Trash 

And much more...

* Full conference schedule coming soon *

Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth - Downtown
200 West First Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802

Room rate is $99/night for Wednesday-Friday now through February 24, 2020

Once you've registered for the conference, there are two options for booking your hotel room:
1. Call the Holiday Inn directly at 218-722-1202 and reference the Minnesota Festivals & Events Association Block.
2. Click here to use the online booking link. You just need to enter your arrival and departure dates and the system will walk you through the rest.

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