2024 Federation of Trainers Conference

with Conference Planners, Communications, and Technology Workalike Groups

June 26 to June 29, 2024

What: 2024 Federation of Trainers Conference | Including: Trainers, Conference Planners, Communications, and Technology Work-A-Like Groups

Attendees: Trainers, conference planners, communications, and technology workalike groups from state school boards associations.

When: June 26-29, 2024

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55439

Host: Minnesota School Boards Association

Program: Access an online version of the 2024 Federation of Trainers Conference program.

Attendee Directory: Access the conference attendee directory.

Conference handout materials: Access the handout materials submitted by our presenters.

Note: This conference is open to all associations in NSBA, COSSBA, and those not affiliated with either.

Activity Options

For those travelers who want to see a little of the Twin Cities area when you come in Wednesday, have somewhere to go Friday night or might check out something Saturday afternoon after the conference, MSBA will have three sign-up sheets to the Mall of America comedy club (Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy), First Avenue, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater for Friday night.

There are also Friday shuttles we’ll arrange for those wanting to go to Mall of America. Groups will have to arrange other transportation through Uber or Lyft.

Please visit the conference Activity Options webpage for information!

Workshop Presentation Proposals

The deadline has passed to submit a workshop presentation proposal. If you have a question about a proposal you previously submitted, please contact Christy Smykalski at csmykalski@mnmsba.org.

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations

For your trip-planning purposes, here are the general times for each day of the conference. A complete schedule will be available later this spring.

  • Wednesday, June 26: 3 p.m. (Check-in; a social gathering will be held in the hotel suite (Room 115) at 4 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 27: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Breakfast, featured speaker, breakout sessions, and more; bus departs at 5:15 p.m. for evening social event)
  • Friday, June 28: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Breakfast, featured speaker, breakout sessions, and more)
  • Saturday, June 29: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Breakfast, updates and announcements, and workalike group meetings – conference adjourns at 11 a.m.)

REGISTRATION: 2024 Federation of Trainers Conference

Fee: $450 per person

Conference registration deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

HOTEL: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis South

Room rate: $149 per night (plus tax)

Hotel reservation deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Book Your Flight Through Delta Air Lines for a Special Discount

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the Minnesota School Boards Association for the 2024 Federation of Trainers Conference.

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NM3QX

Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

Thursday Night Group Activity: Mississippi River Cruise

Join us for an excursion on the Mississippi River with Paradise Charter Cruises! Our group will be taking the Minneapolis Queen down the river — good food and good times included!

When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27 — the group will depart from the hotel by bus at 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $85 per person

Menu: Skewered steak and chicken kabobs (marinated chicken breast and beef tenderloin served with red potatoes, zucchini, red onion, peppers, and pineapple — and brushed with Asian stir fry sauce). Served with a dinner salad, wild rice pilaf, rolls and butter, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Bar: A full cash bar will be available.

Thank you to our conference sponsors!


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