Online registration is closed. Please register onsite at the event.

Dates & Location | Registration Rates  | Traveling to Saint Paul

Dates & Location

The conference will be held on October 12 - 13.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Registration Rates

Full Conference Registration

Your full conference registration gains you access to all conference activities on October 12 - 13 (starting at 12:15 p.m on October 12). An optional box lunch during the Networking Lunch on Thursday is available for $27 via the registration process. Online registration is currently closed, but you can still register onsite at the event.

MCN Member Rates

  • Super Saver Rate: $169 for MCN members only (by July 9)
  • Early Bird Rate: $199 for MCN members only (by August 9)
  • Standard Rate: $229 for members (by October 6)
  • Late/on site: $259 for members (after October 6)

MCN Non-Member Rates

  • Standard Rate: $269 for nonmembers (by October 6)
  • Late/on site: $299 for nonmembers (after October 6)


MCN strives to ensure this conference is accessible to all nonprofits, regardless of size or ability to pay. To this end, many individuals are eligible for significant partial scholarships (see the scholarship page for details). All scholarship applications must be received by 8 a.m. on Monday, September 25.

Team Registration - Register 3, Get 1 Free

Register three people from the same organization at once and the fourth registration is free! To register online, one person will login to their MCN account and you will add colleagues to your group - your fourth colleague will be free!

Optional Thursday Box Lunch (additional charge)

This year, we’re offering an on-site lunch option for Thursday, before the official conference begins. We're making Thursday's lunch an optional “add on” to the conference. Buy a box lunch via the conference registration process or eat lunch ahead of time and just come to network before the opening keynote. Tickets for purchased lunches will be with your nametag at the registration table. Bring your lunch ticket to the table inside the ballroom anytime between 11 - 11:30 a.m. to pick up your box lunch. Meals must be purchased ahead of time.

$27 – Roasted Turkey Wrap
$27 – Garden Vegetable Quinoa Salad (VGF)
$27 – Italian Hoagie Sandwich

Friday Networking Lunch and Awards Ceremony Only (included in full conference registration)

Do you have special guests who want to come for the Friday Awards Ceremony and Luncheon? Here's an option for them.

$40 each for members and nonmembers (by Sept. 24)
$50 each for members and nonmembers (after Sept. 24)

Registration Policies and Accommodation Requests

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may substitute someone to attend in their place; please submit the change via email to MCN's registrar. Cancellations received by September 25, will receive a refund minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds are available after September 25. See our full Registration Policies.

Accommodation Requests

Plenty of standard and vegetarian meals will be provided, including vegan/gluten-free options (please, ask a server if you have questions on the day of the conference).

A new mother's room and a prayer space will be provided (please check the conference program on-site for details about locations).

MCN strives to ensure that this conference is accessible to all individuals. If you have accommodation requests, such as sign language interpreters or other accessibility requirements, please submit your request during the online registration process or via email at Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, requests submitted after September 25 may not be fulfilled.

Breakout Room Seating Policy

Conference registration guarantees access to a choice of breakout sessions at different times throughout the conference schedule. However, conference registration does not guarantee a seat in any of the individual breakout sessions. Breakout rooms are assigned in advance of the conference. The safety of conference attendees is always a primary concern, and may include closing a room if attendance exceeds the room capacity. We encourage early arrival to the breakout sessions to help ensure that a seat is available.

Traveling to St. Paul

For those traveling to St. Paul from Greater Minnesota and neighboring states, MCN has the following room blocks reserved for your convenience. Please note the reservation deadlines in early September.

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Saint Paul, (651) 224-7400 (reserve by Sept 12)

200 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Group Name: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Group Code: MCN

Standard room, single or double occupancy, $159+

Reserve your room in the group block via phone or online here.

Valet parking is available at $27.00 daily.

Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown, (651) 225-1515 (reserve by Sept 11)

175 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Group: MCN Annual Conference

Standard room, double or single occupancy, $139+

Reserve your room in the group block via phone or online here.

Self-parking fee is $16.14 daily (rate is subject to change).

The Saint Paul Hotel, (800) 292-9292 or (651) 292-9292

350 Market Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

If calling, reference the group: MCN Annual Conference

If registering online use the group/block code: 171012MCN

Deluxe king or deluxe double, $154+

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