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2022 Annual Conference

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Early Bird Registration: 
October 1 - December 31
MNFEA Members $150/person
Non-Members $200/person

Regular Registration:
January  1 - February 28

MNFEA Members $200/person
Non-Members $250/person

Late& Onsite Registration: 
Begins March 1
MNFEA Members $250/person
Non-Members $300/person

Conference fees include sessions, workshops, networking activities, and most meals (onsite only). Optional evening event tickets must be purchased separately.


2022 Annual Conference

Get Ready for the 2022 MNFEA Conference!

As an industry, we have pivoted, repivoted, and pivoted some more since March of 2020. We've proven our resiliency and ability to rise above countless challenges.

Now it's time to gather once again to reflect on all we've learn and reimagine producing events in 2022 and beyond as we Collaborate, Grow, and Succeed together!

Join us at the Mayo Civic Center in Downtown Rochester, MN 

      Photo Credit: Time Into Pixels Photography


Sessions and speakers will be announced soon! As always, the education sessions will be packed with valuable information for event and festival professionals, vendors, service providers, and hospitality partners. While we will focus on getting back to business, sessions will also highlight general business, operations plans, diversity, and more!

Equally important, networking opportunities will be built into the program to maximize connections across and within each platform so you can meet & connect no matter what attendance style you prefer.


Speaker submissions are due by January 1, 2022Sign Up Here! 


This year's event will once again be a hybrid experience, offering two ways to enjoy the conference:

  1. In-person at the Mayo Civic Center
  2. Virtually via Cvent's Attendee Hub

Sessions will run Thursday, March 24th and Friday, March 25th for 2 full days of content & networking!

* All registered attendees will have until March 1, 2022 to switch between in-person and virtual attendance.

To learn more about flexible attendance or refund policies, check out our FAQs.


Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
225 South Broadway
 Rochester, Minnesota 55904

We've secured a discounted rate of $129/night +tax for conference attendees.

Book online using this link 
or cal507-285-1234 and request a room under the group code: FES
Click here to view the hotel's current safety protocols.

Book by Wednesday, March 9th; reservations after this date are subject to availability and current room rates.


For in-person sessions, we are working closely with the Mayo Civic Center to ensure all state ordered and CDC recommended protocols are followed onsite. Click here to learn about the preliminary precautions we are taking and the requirements that will be enforced onsite. As regulations change, we will make the required updates needed to ensure guest, speaker, staff, and volunteer safety. 


Volunteer on the conference planning committee  Sign Up Here!

Interested in speaking? Speaker submissions are due by January 1, 2022Sign Up Here!

Email us at info@mnfea.com or  to learn more about these opportunities and more!

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