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Dates & Location

The conference will be held on November 14 - 15, 2018. 

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
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MCN's conference dates are set each year, based around larger events which hold priority at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. This year, our conference falls during Give to the Max Day, November 15. We have changed our schedule to host a shorter day on Day 2, to allow for more flexibility for those with GTMD obligations. We'll have tables for you to set up your laptop between sessions, grab a coffee, and work on your campaign. It's our hope that many nonprofit professionals will be able to participate in both events.

Dates & Location | Registration Rates  | Traveling to Saint Paul

Registration Rates

Full Conference Registration

Advance registration has ended. Please register onsite.

MCN Member Rates

  • Super Saver Rate: $169 for MCN members only (by August 6)

  • Early Bird Rate: $199 for MCN members only (by September 6)

  • Standard Rate: $229 for members (by November 6)

  • Late/on site: $269 for members (after November 6)

MCN Non-Member Rates

  • Standard Rate: $269 for nonmembers (by November 6)

  • Late/on site: $309 for nonmembers (after November 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, October 29.

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! (Offer valid only with full-rate registrations.)

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

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

  • $49 each for members and nonmembers (by Sept. 6)

  • $69 each for members and nonmembers (after Sept. 6)

Registration Policies and Accommodation Requests

Registrants who are unable to attend the conference may send a substitute to attend in their place; please submit the change via email to MCN's registrar. Cancellations received by October 24, will receive a refund minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds are available after October 24. 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 October 24 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.

Dates & Location | Registration Rates  | Traveling to Saint Paul

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.

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Saint Paul, (651) 224-7400 (reserve by October 24)

200 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Group Name: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Standard room, single or double occupancy, $159+

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

Valet parking is available at $22.00+ daily.


Holiday Inn Saint Paul Downtown, (651) 225-1515 (reserve by October 15)

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 $15+ 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 reserving online, visit, select the arrival and departure dates, select special code "Group/Block", and enter the code: 181113MCN.

Deluxe king or deluxe double, $209+ (single or double occupancy)