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Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake (Feb. 26-27, 2023)

  • Conference
  • Social Studies Social
  • Field trip to Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
  • Sunday night trivia
  • Reduced fees

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MCSS Annual Conference: Feb. 26-27, 2023

"Getting the Band Back Together" at Cragun's Resort

The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies is proud to announce that Cragun's Resort in Brainerd will be the location for the 2023 MCSS Annual Conference with the theme: "Getting the Band Back Together." We are  thrilled to be able to see so many educators in person, and we are grateful for the work you all do throughout the year.

We are excited to share that Dr. Yohuru WIlliams, Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, is our #MCSS23 keynote speaker!

More conference details below.

Register for the conference

94% of 2020 attendees said they received valuable resources, ideas, and strategies at the MCSS conference in Mankato.

Comments from 2020 MCSS Conference attendees:

"This year's sessions were the best yet! I am looking forward to attending in the future."

"I so appreciate the work MCSS is doing to bring elementary teachers into this experience."

"It's an incredible way to network and learn about available resources before entering the classroom and something I'll return for in future years."


2023 Conference Details

Conference Fees

  • Monday only: $150/person
  • First-time attendees: $75/person
  • Presenters: Free!
  • Groups of four or more: $120/person
  • Social Studies Social on Sunday, February 26: $35/person (option to add Social when you register for the conference)

Conference includes light breakfast and lunch. Social includes dinner, awards presentation, and cash bar.

Mille Lacs Field Trip

Join us for a Sunday afternoon bus trip to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post!

Board the bus at Cragun's at 12:30 p.m. on February 26. Visit the museum and trading post from 2-4 p.m. to learn about Ojibwe people, past and present. Bus returns to Cragun's at 5:15 p.m.

$10/person. Bus and admission included. Add the field trip when you register.

All the Extras

VENDORS: Enjoy dedicated vendor time on Monday: before, during, and after lunch. Get resources and build connections with excellent social studies vendors!

TRIVIA: Sponsored by our friends at SocialStudies.com, trivia night will take place on Sunday evening after the Social Studies Social. Join us -- it's free!

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