The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community. Register online.
This year’s conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.
Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, ambitions and visions of what the city can become.
Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.
Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.
The overall goal of the conference is to build diversity and capacity of neighborhood organizations and community organizations by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. The conference includes:
The schedule for the day:
7:30 – Early registration opens
8:45 – Welcome
9:15-10:15 – Opening Plenary Panel
10:30-11:45 – Workshop Session #1
Noon-1:00 – Lunch
1:15-2:30 – Workshop Session #2
2:45-3:30 – Closing Forum
Accessibility and Inclusion
Your participation in the Community Connections Conference is greatly encouraged. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day.
The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.
For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-554-1959 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157. Please submit your request by January 31.