Breakout sessions

Information and updates about leading a breakout session at the Community Connections Conference.

Breakout sessions


These sessions take place in classrooms outside the exhibit hall in groups ranging from 10 to 70 people. 


We will have one round of breakout sessions in the morning and another in the afternoon. 

Sessions should be a minimum of 1 hour but no more than 1.5 hours


The priority deadline for breakout session proposals is March 31.

2017 Collaborative Public Safety Strategies project at Little Earth presentation at 2018 Community Connections Conference


We are especially looking for breakout sessions that reflect the conference theme and City priorities for 2023.

Read conference goals, theme and City priorities.

  • Advocacy and public policy 
  • Affordable housing and homelessness  
  • Climate action 
  • Community safety and police reform  
  • Culture 
  • Economic inclusion and pandemic recovery  
  • Good governance  
  • Health and wellness  
  • Immigration 
  • Nonprofit resources 
  • Youth 

Session types 

Some of the possible forms your breakout session could take include: 

  • Presentation: You share information in a traditional PowerPoint or video presentation with a question and answer period at the end. 
  • Workshops: You plan a hands-on experience for your audience to practice a skill, explore an idea or develop solutions. 
  • Community conversation: You facilitate a round table, discussion-style session where your audience actively participates. 
  • Panel: You lead a discussion with several experts and take questions from your audience. For guidance about leading a successful panel discussion, reach out to NCR’s breakout session coordinator, Tate Nguyen.  

Contact us

Tate Nguyen

Neighborhood and Community Relations




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