Event Details

MESPA Day at the Capitol!

  • 15 Mar 2018
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • MN State Capitol Building, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

Registration

  • All members are invited to join us at the capitol!

Registration is closed


Join us for MESPA's Day at the State Capitol: Thursday, March 15th!

    Make your voice heard. Join MESPA legal and legislative counsel Roger Aronson for the MESPA Day at the Capitol! 

    • Meet with legislators and share your opinions on policy
    • Attend committee meetings to learn what's going on in education policy
    • Go on a Capitol tour – you've never seen the Minnesota State Capitol like this!
    • Make your voice heard! Legislators won't know what's going on in schools unless you tell them. Your voice is important: You can't make an impact if you don't show up!

      Thursday, March 15, 2018
      A tentative schedule is below. The schedule may change slightly but we will keep you updated.

      Note that The State Office Building where we will be meeting in the morning is a separate building from the State CapitolClick here to view a map of the State Capitol Complex. The State Office Building is southwest of the Capitol Building, and just north of the Transportation Building. 

      If you are taking public transit with us:

      • 6:45 - Arrive at MESPA office (Meet at the main TIES building entrance under the skyway) if you plan to take the Bus/Green Line (Bring $2.50 cash for fare each way, $5 total)
      • 6:45 am - Depart from MESPA office (busses depart at 6:48, 6:58, & 7:01am)
      • ~7:30 am - Arrive at Capitol

      7:45am - Meet with Chair of Education Committee - Sondra Erickson (State Office Building, Ground Floor, Room 10)

      8:15am - Sit in on Education Committee Meeting (State Office Building, Ground Floor, Room 10)

      10:00am - Meet with various Representatives (schedule TBD; State Office Building, 4th floor, Room 454)

      11:00am -  Lunch (provided by MESPA; State Office Building, 4th floor, Room 454)

      12:00pm - Capitol Tour

      1:00pm -TBD (Hearings/Committee Meetings or head home)

      If you'll be meeting us at the Capitol, meet the group at Room 10, Ground floor, State Office Building (100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55155) at 7:30-7:40. THIS IS A SEPARATE BUILDING FROM THE STATE CAPITOL. Click here to view a map of the State Capitol complex. The State Office Building is southwest of the Capitol Building, and just north of the Transportation Building.

      Parking: Click here to see a map of all parking options at the State Capitol. Ramp F is closest to the State Office Building where we will be meeting in the morning (enter off Rice Street). 

      Click here to view MESPA's 2018 Legislative Priorities.

      Questions?

      If you have any questions on the day of the event, please contact Ethan Hiedeman on his cell at 651-253-9199


      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 of the event's start date. Prior to the two-week mark, we are able to issue a refund, less a $50 processing fee.

      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 - $113 a night! 

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

      1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite C101
      St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108
      651.999.7310

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