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Dr. Mary Hemphill 

The One-Minute Meeting: Creating Student Stakeholders in Schools

Wednesday, Feb 7

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Changing the Narrative 

Thursday Morning, Feb 8

Ross Bernstein

The Champion's Code

Thursday Afternoon, Feb 8

Allyson Apsey 

Unlocking Excellence: The 5 Pillars of Great Principals

Friday, Feb 9

Breakout Sessions

Featured Breakouts

Preview Keynotes

Dr. Mary Hemphill

The One-Minute Meeting: Creating Student Stakeholders in Schools

Feb 7 1:00-2:30pm

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Changing the Narrative

Feb 8 8:50am-10:20am

Ross Bernstein

The Champion's Code

Feb 8 8:50am-10:20am

Why Attend?

Get Inspired by Keynotes

Get Inspired by visionaries and experts! Our keynote speakers bring unparalleled expertise and insights to our events, offering game-changing perspectives that ignite motivation and drive. Join us to witness thought leaders who inspire, educate, and empower with their transformative ideas.

Choose Your Own Experience

Dive into a World of Learning! With 42 diverse breakout sessions across five strands—leadership, school culture, equity, instruction, and wellness—our conference offers tailored experiences for every educational leader. Explore cutting-edge strategies, engage in dynamic discussions, and gain actionable takeaways to enhance your leadership journey. 

Make Connections with Other School Leaders

Connect with fellow principals and APs to cultivate a vibrant network where experiences, challenges, and triumphs are shared. These connections foster collaborative solutions, innovative ideas, and a supportive community that elevates leadership, enriches strategies, and propels collective success in education. Walk away from this conference recharged.


Our awards banquet, the Mespys, honors the outstanding contributions and remarkable achievements of school leaders. It's a chance to celebrate excellence, network with esteemed colleagues, and acknowledge the dedication and innovation driving the success of our educational leaders.

Discover Solutions

Our curated lineup of exhibitors offers you access to cutting-edge resources, innovative technologies, and tailored solutions designed to address the unique needs of elementary school leadership. Engage with industry leaders, explore new tools, and uncover invaluable resources that can transform your school's educational landscape.

Earn CEUs

Attendees can earn 13 Continuing Education Credits, adding tangible value to their professional growth. By participating in our conference, you not only gain valuable insights but also fulfill your commitment to ongoing education, enhancing their expertise while advancing your career.


The Radisson Blu sold out. We have a block in the Country Inn and Suites, a short 7-minute walk through a skyway. Parking is free at the Country Inn!

Contact Christine to reserve a room for $129 plus taxes and fees. Depending on the night, you may get a better rate by going to the Country Inn's website. 

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General Schedule

Wednesday, Feb 7, 11am-5:15pm

Evening: Social

Thursday, Feb 8, 8:45am-4:45pm

Evening: Mespy's

Friday, Feb 9, 8am-12pm


Principals and Assistant Principals

  • All-Access Regular Rate: $500
Aspiring Principals
  • All-Access: $225
  • Programming only (meals and banquet not included) $100
Retired Principals of MESPA
  • All-Access: $150
  • Programming only (meals and banquet not included) $150
All-Access Tickets Include:
  • All programming: 4 keynote speakers, all breakout sessions, social, MESPA Speaks, 40 educational exhibits, games, prizes, and more!
  • Meals, snacks and coffee breaks
  • Awards banquet

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Roseville, Minnesota, 55113
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