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MNFEA Annual Conference (2017)

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cragun's Resort - Brainerd, MN


  • (Now through Jan. 15, 2017)
  • (Jan. 16 - Feb. 28, 2017)
  • (March 1 - March 11, 2017)
  • (Now through Jan. 15, 2017)
  • (Jan. 16 - Feb 28, 2017)
  • (March 1 - March 9, 2017)
  • individual registration with sponsorship

Registration is closed


The Minnesota Festivals and Events Association will host its annual conference at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN. This year's conference will be packed with valuable information for event and festival professionals!

In addition to a great line-up of sessions, we've added additional networking time on Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and during Thursday's lunch. AND...the annual "Soirée" social will be held Thursday night, full of winter activities, including dog sledding (weather permitting), horse drawn trolley rides, ice skating(weather permitting), bonfire, s'mores and a civilized warming house! 

A sample of session topics include:

  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship
  • Public Relations 
  • Volunteer Management 
  • Food & Beverage Trends 
  • and more! 
Conference sessions begin Thursday morning, March 9. We will have a winter social Wednesday evening for those arriving early.

**Note** When registering, be sure to click on the Pay Online button in the yellow box to finish your registration. Payment must be made in full in order to be registered. Thank you!

Conference Hotel:

Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake 
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Online Reservations:  Click Here! 

Or call to make a reservation:  Mention MNFEA
Phone: 1-800-272-4867
• $95 room rate (Wed. & Thurs)
• Discount rates for Cabins and extended weekend stays

Visit our Conference page for additional information as it becomes available. 

Many sponsorship options available! Click here!


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