Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can I pay half the registration fee and attend for only one day?
This year we are introducing one-day conference registration. For $50, you can choose to attend either day one or day two of the conference. You can still register for the full conference for $90.

2) How many continuing education units can I earn?
Up to fourteen continuing education units will be provided for participation.

3) Do you offer any scholarships?
Yes! We have 20 $100 scholarships for pre-service students. We will assign scholarships based on registration order using data provided during registration.

Scholarship opportunities are also available to teachers who are attending the conference in conjunction with the Global Food Summit, a pre-conference workshop on August 4. For more information on those scholarships, please visit the summit website. Participants interested in this opportunity should register for the conference through the Summit registration page.

4) Where do I park?
The Directions and Parking tab provides location and parking information. Unfortunately, finding free parking at the University is not easy. The most convenient place to park is Gortner Ramp and would be $12 for the day. Alternatively, lot S-101 is $4.00 a day, paid in cash upon entering the lot (no debit or credit cards accepted).

Click here for a map of the St. Paul Campus with parking lots labeled.

5) I have special dietary restrictions, what food will be served?
Breakfast and morning refreshments are continental, offering various pastries, bagels, yogurt, and fruit. Lunch is a buffet with a salad bar and at least one hot vegetarian dish. Gluten-free lunch requests can be accommodated if done at least three weeks in advance of conference date. Contact MCEE at mcee@umn.edu or 612-625-3727.

6) Do you have recommendations for hotels? 
See the list of hotels from the University below for more information. 

http://www1.umn.edu/parent/campus-community/local-lodging/index.html#StPaulCampus