Event Details

MESPA Leadership Conference 2018

  • 23 Sep 2018
  • 10:30 AM
  • 24 Sep 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Breezy Point Resport - 9252 Breezy Point Dr, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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MESPA: Improve. Unite. Encourage. Advocate.

MESPA's annual Leadership Conference is an opportunity for MESPA's leaders to get together to help plan another fantastic year for MESPA members. This conference brings together the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and all committee members to meet, plan, network, and have some fun!

Your presence is vital! This conference is the kickoff to our MESPA year. We need your voice at this conference. Your input will determine the association's priorities, as well as establish a key network to communicate and carry out MESPA activities, issues, and concerns. YOU represent our membership! We need you there to ensure that we are moving forward as an association, with divisions and committees all supporting one another. It is a requirement for division leaders, committee chairs, and committee representatives to attend this conference.

Click here to view the tentative conference schedule

Hotel Accommodations
Please book your overnight accommodations under the MESPA block at Breezy Point Resort by August 23rd. Head to breezypointresort.com, select online reservations, and enter #226838 for the group ID. You will be reimbursed for half of a one-night stay on September 23. If you and a colleague share a room, MESPA will reimburse you for the full cost of a standard room. The reimbursement form is linked here.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged! Carpool with your colleagues and be reimbursed fully for your mileage!

Attire
Attire is casual. Wear your school pride on Sunday!

Who attends the Board of Director's Meeting?
The MESPA board consists of the 12 division presidents, 12 division presidents-elect, 8 committee chairs, 1 RPM rep, and the MESPA executive committee. The Board Meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th following the conference. Check out all Board meeting dates at mespa.net/BOD.

F.A.Q.
What if I can't attend the conference? It is important that all divisions are equally represented. We ask that you please notify the MESPA office and work with your Division President to locate a replacement.

Are CEUs provided? Yes! You will earn 10 CEUs by attending this conference.

Is there a cost to attend? It is free to attend the conference. There is a cost to stay in the hotel overnight, but MESPA will reimburse you for half of a one-night stay.

How do I get reimbursed for my hotel room and mileage? Please submit the reimbursement form here after the conference. If your district will reimburse you for mileage, we ask that you please go through your district. Carpooling is encouraged!

Are meals included? Sunday lunch and dinner, as well as Monday breakfast are included. Monday lunch is also included if you are on the Board (for the Board of Directors meeting).

Can my partner/spouse/family attend? You are welcome to bring your family to Breezy, and they are welcome to join the Sunday morning activities and Sunday evening social. Please note that MESPA is not able to provide meals for your guest(s). If you would like to purchase additional meal tickets for any of the provided meals, please contact the MESPA office.

Additional questions? We can help you! Contact the MESPA office at 651.999.7310 or mespa@mespa.net.

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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