Community Connections Conference

Save the Date for the 2014 Community Connections Conference!

The 2nd Annual Community Connections Conference will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The conference is free to all participants and this year’s conference theme – Common Ground: A City That Works for All – aims to explore how we can hone our organizational and communication skills, ways we can work with and influence city government, and opportunities to build broad based efforts that involve all segments of our increasingly diverse neighborhoods and community-at-large.

A Call for Workshop Proposals is now open. It seeks proposed conference sessions that will help participants build successful neighborhood and community organizations, effectively involve an increasingly diverse spectrum of residents in our work, and develop a deeper understanding of how to work with and influence our city government.   

The workshops will be organized around these four themes:

  • Making the City Work for Me: Helping Residents Better Understand and Influence City Government
  • Thinking Bigger: Collaborations Will Get You There
  • Finding Common Ground: Gathering Diverse Communities Around the Table to Share Common Goals
  • Running an Effective Organization: Managing Your Work, Finances and Communications

Conference Registration will open mid-February. For more information about the conference or to download the Call for Workshop Proposals, please visit:


Thank you,


Neighborhood and Community Relations
City of Minneapolis

Crown Roller Mill, Room 425

105 5th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55401