Only current MCSS members have access to resources from breakout sessions.
2020 Registration opens in October!
Conference prices are the same as last year:
MCSS Annual Conference: March 1-2, 2020
The 2020 MCSS Annual Conference will take place in Mankato, Minnesota. The theme is "Keeping Civil Discourse in Focus."
Please check back for registration information, conference details, and hotel information.
Sunday, March 1, 2020: Social Studies Social (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Monday, March 2, 2020: Conference
2019 Conference schedule:
7:30-8:00 Breakfast and speaker
8:00-8:50 Session 1
9:00-9:50 Session 2
10:00-10:50 Session 3
10:50-11:30 Exhibitor time
11:30-12:30 Lunch (including Annual Meeting and Deer River Drum and Dance)
12:30-1:10 Exhibitor time
1:10-2:00 Session 4
2:10-3:00 Session 5
Local and National Exhibitors
Each year, MCSS welcomes a variety of fantastic exhibitors!
Thanks to our generous publisher sponsors, teachers will get to choose two free books (one Macmillan, one Random House). If you bring a sock or underwear donation, you get to choose a third!
2019 Social Studies Social Speaker
Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About series, In the Shadow of Liberty, and More Deadly Than War
2019 Breakfast Speaker
Emily Larson, Mayor of Duluth
2019 Lunch Presentation
Deer River Drum and Dance students
Also in attendance...
Ida Rukavina, Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office
In addition to the clinic, participants can apply for FREE ongoing support including:
Training student facilitators at your school to lead the Respectful Conversations
Coaching and feedback to teachers who host at least two Respectful Conversations during the school year.
Anyone who registers and pays in full for the Monday conference can attend this clinic. Teams of teachers strongly encouraged. Contact Jessica Ellison for more information.
During the lunch hour on Monday, we are pleased to welcome students from Deer River Drum and Dance. Many of the students are Anishinaabe from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, but the group will also include students from around Minnesota and some students with Alaska Native heritage.