Event Details

MESPA Day at the Capitol 3/21/19!

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • MN State Capitol Building, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155


  • 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 21st!

    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 led by Roger – 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!

      Who should attend?
      All MESPA members are invited to attend this event. School leaders from underrepresented groups, including people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women, are especially encouraged to attend.

      Tentative Schedule
      A detailed schedule will be shared as we finalize details. The tentative schedule is as follows:

      • 7:45am - Meet group at MESPA Office if taking public transportation
      • 8:45am - Meet group in 400 North State Office Building (see map)
      • 9-9:45am - Meet with various state and local representatives and get the inside scoop on the legislative process! (400 North State Office Building)
      • 9:45am - Sit in on House Education Finance Committee Meeting (5 State Office Building) 
      • 11am - Continue to meet with various state and local representatives. Lunch is provided. (400 North State Office Building
      • 12pm - After lunch, get a personal tour of the Capitol building from Roger Aronson himself!
      • 2pm - wrap up and head home!

      Getting to the Capitol
      MESPA will provide transportation to and from the capitol for those who are interested (details coming soon). You are also welcome to meet us at the Capitol building. To see a map of all parking options at the State Capitol, visit https://mn.gov/bms-stat/assets/capitol-7.pdf.

      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 - Twin Cities events

      Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the DoubleTree Hotel in Roseville (formerly a Radisson Hotel) at our special rate of $113/night. To make a reservation, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MN Elementary School Principals' Association rate, or click here and use the corporate code 3231008 to book online.

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

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      Roseville, Minnesota, 55113

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