Flat View
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
April 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

City of Minneapolis 2017 Community Connections Conference (All day)

2017 Community Connections Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

Through a strong program of influential speakers, robust conversations, interactive exhibits, and best-practices, this year’s conference reflects a central purpose to strengthen and diversify neighborhood and community organizations and to better connect residents to City resources. The conference program will include Learning Labs of 60-75 minutes, and the program will draw upon the City’s Core Principles of Community Engagement and IAP2 principles.

Minneapolis 2040
The Community Connections Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s 20-year vision to direct the physical development of the city into the future. Find out what’s happened so far in the process and discuss with City staff and your neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity and opportunity. Learn more at Minneapolis 2040.

Learn more

Friday, April 21, 2017

ASLA-MN 2017 Education Session - Equity: Designing for the 21st Century (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 7:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Landscape architecture can be a tool to promote social, environmental and economic equity.  This program will explore innovation and best practices in design and civic engagement, recognizing the changing demographics of our cities and countryside, to address environmental justice and invest in healthy and livable communities. 

Conference sessions, speakers, and panels are in the final planning stages. Here is a taste of what you can expect at this year's education conference:

Conference Moderating by Regina Flanagan

Sessions led by:

  • Jeanne Ayers, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Joy Marsh Stephens, Equity and Inclusion Manager for City of Minneapolis
  • Bryan C. Lee Jr., Social Justice Advocate

Panels Include:

  • Ethics Session led by Bruce Lemke
  • Step-Up Program Panel

More to Come!

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CHS Field
(Securian Club)
360 N Broadway St.
St Paul, MN 55101
Parking at CHS Field 

Earlybird deadline: April 7
Members $90 early; $115 late
Nonmembers $115 early; $135 late
Students $45

Fees include access to all of the sessions, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

Register online (login required)Download registration form





ASLA-MN 2017 Awards Celebration (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm)


Friday, April 21, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

CHS Field
Securian Club
360 N. Broadway Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

5:30 p.m. Appetizers/Cash Bar & People's Choice Award
7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner & Program
9:00 p.m. Evening Ends

Registration closes April 14. The early bird deadline is on or before April 7
Members $85 ($65 early bird)
Members + Guest $150 ($130 early bird)
Non-members $100 ($80 early bird)
Students $65 ($45 early bird)

• Pork Chop: Center cut frenched pork chop, apple currant chutney, roasted mashed sweet potatoes
• Chicken Marsala: Pan-seared chicken breast, creamy polenta, tomato compote, marsala mushroom sauce
• Stuffed Portabella: Roasted kale stuffed portabella mushroom, israeli couscous, vegetable demi

Register online (login required) or download a registration form

1. Parking at CHS Field
2. A'Bulae Ramp, 255 6th Street East ($8 - $15)
3. Union Depot - Lot B, 200 East Kellogg Boulevard ($4 Evening rate)

Take the Green line to St. Paul - Union Depot Station.  Walk .2 miles NE to CHS Field