Community Connections Conference

Information and updates about the annual Community Connections Conference.
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About the conference

The Community Connections Conference is an annual free event that connects residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government. 


The 2024 Community Connections Conference was on Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Minneapolis Convention Center, first floor, Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.


This year's conference had workshops, performances, fun activities for the whole family, an expo and a community dialogue.

Read the full program


Our conference theme this year was “Open city, your Minneapolis.” 

We wanted to focus on making Minneapolis a transparent, accessible city. Being an "open city" means being open to everyone, open to new ideas and open for business.

At the event, guests could:

  • Learn about how to get involved in government decision-making
  • Find opportunities in their local community
  • Celebrate the many parts of city that are reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic

Conference goals

We host this conference so that:

  • Residents, community groups, neighborhood organizations, City of Minneapolis departments and decision-makers can connect.
  • All communities feel welcome to get involved in local decision-making.
  • Residents learn about programs and policies that affect them.

Contact us

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Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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