REGISTER NOW for the Conference
Save the Date for the 4th annual Community Connections Conference – Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis – being held on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The conference is FREE and lunch will be provided to all participants.
The conference theme – Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis – invites you to join neighbors, community members, non-profit organizations, business leaders, members of Minneapolis’ design community, developers and City and Elected Officials to think BIG about the future of Minneapolis.
The conference features three tracks:
Your City: The Community Connections Conference will be the kick-off for Minneapolis 2040, a three-year planning process for the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s twenty-year vision to direct the logical and coordinated physical development of the city into the future. Learn about the Comprehensive Plan process and participate in discussions on the big ideas for the direction of the city on such topics as growth, equity, resiliency, economic competitiveness, and civic technology.
Your Neighborhood: The current neighborhood structure of the Community Participation Program is set to end in the year 2020. This is an opportunity for neighborhood organization staff, board members and residents to help plan a vision for the future of neighborhoods and their role in community beyond the year 2020.
Your Voice: Community engagement plays a crucial role in shaping City policy. This track will focus on how residents can connect with City leaders, learn how to serve on City boards and commissions and engage our cultural communities.