| 2023 Minnesota Gathering | 2 Days - in-person on Oct. 24 and online on Oct. 26 | Welcome begins at 8:30a and Keynote at 9:30a

General Information

This year’s gathering will be in person ONLY (not hybrid) on October 24 in two separate regions and online on October 26. The Minnesota Gathering will follow CDC guidelines at the time of the event. If you require a reasonable accommodation, the MN Gathering would be happy to support your request. Please email Nik Fernholz at by October 3, 2023.


The Minnesota Gathering begins in person at two separate locations; Cloquet (near Duluth) and Rochester on October 24th at 8 am CST for registration, breakfast and mingling. Opening statements begin at 8:30 am followed by keynote presentations at 9:00 am and a boxed lunch at noon. Virtual streaming options will not be provided on October 24th. Price also includes an all-online virtual day, on October 26th. A link to the virtual day will be provided to registered participants by October 20th.

$125.00 | Full in-person day packed with sessions and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch and virtually online on day two. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by October 20th.


Two in-person only locations; North and South Regions

October 24

North Region | Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet Minnesota - near Duluth | 175 University Rd, Cloquet, MN 55720

South Region | Wood Lake Meeting Center, Rochester Minnesota | 210 Woodlake Dr, Rochester, MN 55904

October 26 | Online via Zoom | a link will be provided to registered participants by October 20th


Please email Nik Fernholz at if you wish to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship pays for the cost of attending the event only, which includes breakfast, lunch and access to sessions on both days. Please include your full name, address and reason for applying. Please call 612.626.3346 as an alternative to emailing.


Hotel accommodations are on your own. The MN Gathering does not have blocked rooms available. Please use the links below to see what hotels are available for the region you're visiting.

Cloquet Hotels

Rochester Hotels