Community Connections Conference

Information and updates about the annual Community Connections Conference.
We'll see you on Feb. 17, 2024!
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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 will be 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 will have workshops, performances, fun activities for the whole family, an expo and a community dialogue.

Read the full program


  • 9-10 a.m. registration and exhibit hall opens
  • 10-11 a.m. opening ceremony and performances
  • 11:15-12:30 p.m. workshops
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. lunch
  • 2-3:45 p.m. community dialogue
  • 3:45-4 p.m. closing remarks


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

We want 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, you can:

  • Learn about how to get involved in government decision-making
  • Find opportunities in your 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.

Free rides to Community Connections Conference

You can ride the bus or light rail for free to the Community Connections Conference on Feb. 17 courtesy of conference sponsor, Metro Transit.

To use:

  1. Download your pass
  2. Save the pass to your mobile device or print it out
  3. Show the pass to the driver or fare inspector for free rides from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. on conference day

Plan your trip at

Free rides to Community Connections Conference Saturday, Feb. 17, Click here to download your pass.

Conference partners

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Contact us

Neighborhood & Community Relations

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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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