Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies


"Monday Conference Only" registration is available on a walk-up basis between 7:00-7:45am on Feb. 26th.                              Questions related to conference registration can be directed to Crystal Johnson.

The Sunday "Social Studies Social" is sold out and no additional registrants are currently being accepted.

Sunday, Feb. 25th

Social Studies Social 

MN Humanities Center 987 Ivy Ave E.

St Paul, MN 55106

  • Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet

  • Keynote Speaker J.B. Mayo
  • Social Studies Social Trivia Night

Monday, Feb. 26th

Annual Conference

MN History Center

345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102

  • 37 - PD Sessions, including on the new standards!

  • 2 - MNHS Exhibits
  • Keynote Speakers Dr. Ed Ayers & Annie Evans
  • 30+ Exhibitors

*Please note that parking at the MN History Center is $6 for the day.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our MCSS 2024 Conference sponsors. Their generosity has allowed us to make this year's conference one of the biggest and best we've ever produced. 

Breakfast Sponsor:

Lunch Sponsor:

Social Studies Social Trivia Night Sponsor:

Teacher of the Year and Keynote Sponsor:


The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies is proud to announce the full schedule for the 2024 MCSS Annual Conference at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 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. A special thank you to our Conference Sponsors - The OER Project, Social Studies School Service and National Geographic Learning / Cengage for your support. 

Click here for a more detailed look at each session.

MCSS 2024 Keynote Speakers

We are excited to showcase two Keynote Speaking Events at our 2024 Conference.

Social Studies Social (Awards Banquet & Trivia Night)
February 25, MInnesota Humanities Center

Annual Conference
February 26, Minnesota History Center

Register for the conference

Comments from 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."

Breakout session resources from past conferences

Only current MCSS members have access to resources from breakout sessions.


2024 Conference Details

Conference Fees

  • Conference and Social Studies Social $250/Person Early Bird, $275 after December 1, 2023.
  • Monday only: $195/person Early Bird, $235 after December 1, 2023
  • Conference Presenter &/or First-time attendees: $100/person
  • Groups of four or more: $195/person
  • Social Studies Social on Sunday, February 25: $45/person  Early Bird, $55 after December 1, 2023

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

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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