Photos from EconFest 2017 are up on our Facebook page!

Held this November 2, 2017, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, this annual event is an opportunity to hear directly from teachers and students about the importance of economic & personal finance education and a chance to join MCEE in our commitment to equipping all Minnesotans with the understanding needed to succeed in a complex economy. Attendees will learn about MCEE's student competitions from this year's winning teams in Econ Challenge, Personal Finance Decathlon, and Global Food Challenge; meet with Master Teachers who not only provide their own students with innovative and creative economic and personal finance lessons, but also dedicate their time and passion to teaching teachers; explore MCEE's Community Mentorship for Financial Capability program which builds and strengthens financial education services in communities across the state; and, most of all, celebrate teaching excellence and have fun!

EconFest 2017 - November 2

MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska 

5:15-6:15 p.m. Reception Showcase
Meet the 3M and Thrivent Financial award winners, student program participants, and community partners during the reception showcase featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres!

6:15-7:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Featuring keynote speaker Jacqueline King, VP, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Join us, and our student emcees and presenters, to recognize economic and personal finance teaching excellence and innovation - including or 2017 Economic Educator of the Year Jamie Shaw from Champlin Park High School!

Congratulations to this year's award-winning teachers!

3M Economic Educator of the Year:
Jamie Shaw, Champlin Park High School

3M Rising Star in Economics:
Joel Coleman, Ubah Medical Academy (Hopkins)

3M Innovative Economic Educator, 1st Place:
Melissa Turk, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary (Saint Paul)

3M Innovative Economic Educator, 2nd Place:
Kristan Nalezny, Meadowbrook Elementary (Golden Valley)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Leadership:
Kris Somerville, Como Park Senior High (Saint Paul)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator, High School:
Eric Hjelden, Willmar Senior High

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator, Elementary:
Ruth Krider, St. Anthony Park Elementary School (Saint Paul)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Community Educator:
University of Minnesota - Extension


Thank you to our 2017 EconFest sponsors

Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Department of Economics, St. Cloud State University
The Mosaic Company
University of Minnesota Extension


We thank 3Mgives and Thrivent Financial for their commitment to honoring excellence and innovation in education.