Event Details

MESPA Institute 2017

  • 01 Feb 2017
  • 03 Feb 2017
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The standard membership ticket rate increases after January 13th, 2017
  • This registration does NOT include meals.
  • This registration does not include meals
  • This covers one day of the MESPA Institute. You can indicate which day you prefer next.

Registration is closed

Surround yourself with 400+ peers, innovation, collaboration and learning. 

This three-day conference includes...

  • 30+ breakout sessions rooted in equity, innovation and leadership development
  • MESPA Speaks inspired by TED Talks and back by popular demand
  • The debut of our Makerspace Showcase - a hands-on display area filled with makerspaces from Minnesota schools 
  • A member-led Unconference - learn from your peers and consider leading a session
  • An update on the Legal & Legislative Scene from Roger Aronson

Click here to view the full conference schedule!

PLUS keynotes by Principal Baruti Kafele and Dr. Sharroky Hollie.


Principal Baruti Kafele
A principal, educator, and author of The Principal 50 and many other excellent reads, Principal Kafele will kick off Institute 2017 with "Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence."

Dr. Sharroky Hollie
A skilled educator and professor, Dr. Hollie is cofounder of the nationally acclaimed Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS) school in Los Angeles that espouses culturally responsive pedagogy in its primary approach. Hollie is also the executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.

Pre-Conference Book & Breakfast Club - 10:15am on Feb 1st!
Join literacy gurus Bonnie Houck & Sandi Novak for a Book & Breakfast Pre-Conference session and learn more about how to ensure high-quality reading instruction using the Literacy Classroom Visit Model. Bring a copy of your book and earn 5 CEUs! Add this add-on within your registration for $15. Your copy of Literacy Unleashed can be purchased HERE. Click here for more information!

For more information on this exciting conference, visit www.mespa.net/institute.

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks from the start of the professional development. Prior to the two week mark, we are able to issue a 50% refund.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Hotel Accommodations

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. For reservations, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MESPA rate - $109 a night! 

MESPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108

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