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KEY 2020 TOPICS

  • Community and Supporting Relationships

  • Advocates and Families During COVID 19

  • Cultural Competencies

  • PCT in a Virtual World

  • Dementia Support

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VIRTUAL VENUE 

The Minnesota Gathering will be held at a Virtual Venue, an application you can download on your mobile devices at Google Play or Apple Store beginning October 7th. Just enter, "2020 Minnesota Gathering". The Virtual Venue will also available on your favorite internet browser - we recommend using Chrome for the best experience. The Virtual Venue will be a one-stop shop to find all program sessions (including links to the Zoom Rooms), add favorite sessions to your profile to suit your availability, find information on speakers, network with self-advocates, families and professionals, set up Marketplace Sessions and socialize through the chat feature. The email address you registered will grant you entrance to the Virtual Venue. More information will be provided to registered participants by October 1st.  The app will not be available until Oct. 7th.

FEATURED GUESTS

We are ecstatic to bring you multiple featured guest speakers from all over the United States. Our guests are self-advocates, family members, trainers and experts living and working Person-Centered Practices. They will drive important and exiting conversations about Person-Centered Practices on an array of topics from managing life during COVID-19 to supporting elderly with dementia. Check out our Speakers and Program/Agenda pages for more information. Additional featured guests are being added every day. 

ZOOM ROOMS

The Zoom virtual meeting technology will be our platform to connect. Each session in the Virtual Venue agenda will contain a link to the "Zoom Room". We encourage you to set up a Zoom account today and familiarize yourself with the platform. There are super cool features like virtual backgrounds. If you have a Learning Marketplace session topic you'd like to talk about, this is the time to set up that Zoom meeting. Visit zoom.us for more information. An instructional video from us will be coming early October. 

LEARNING MARKETPLACE

Do you have a topic you'd like to talk about and invite others to? Set up your Marketplace Booth (zoom link) today. Each day we will have a half hour for you to post your Private Zoom Room in the Appointment section of the Virtual Venue. During this time participants can find your Marketplace Booth/ Zoom Room Appointment, click on it and join your conversation. 

VIRTUAL GALLERY WALK

Be a part of our Virtual Gallery Walk! This year add your virtual-poster to the MN Gathering YouTube page. What is a Gallery Walk? - A Gallery Walk is a visual representation you share at the Gathering of how you and/or your organization are putting your gifts, skills, interests, and dreams into action. Have fun recording with collegues from your organization or individually at your home, walking us through what you have been doing during this time to put your dreams into action. Be creative and be inventive. Record on Zoom, your cell phone or other device, upload to our YouTube page or send to mngathering@umn.edu or Mark Olson at olso4541@umn.edu. Google Drive accepted. An instructional video to help you get started is at Gallery Walk Instrucitonal Video on our YouTube Channel. For questions or help please email us. 

FACEBOOK

Join, Like and get updates at facebook.com/TheMinnesotaPersonCenteredGathering

YOUTUBE

Upload your Virtual Gallery Walk Poster today to the MN Gathering YouTube Channel

 

Please play the video below explaining what a Gathering is and a message from Claire Benway. 

 


 

 
If you are interested in learning more about some of the Person-Centered Practices training being delivered throughout the state, please visit pctp.umn.edu or email personcentered@umn.edu for more information. Trainers are building their schedules for the 2020-2021 year so please check back at pctp.umn.edu for updates.