2019 planning


Planning is underway for the Second Annual MNxMN Conference: Beyond the Vote scheduled for February 24, 2019. We had a full day of activities last year leading into the midterm election with nearly 400 attendees, 75 exhibitors and 38 educational sessions. This year we're focusing on what you can do to take activism from elections to legislation in 2019. Watch this page for developments as they become available.

If you're interested in volunteering on a committee or helping the day of the event - please submit your information online. Contact mnxmnconference@gmail.com with any questions.

Community accountability

Mary Currie Interim Lead

Josh Melgaard Greater MN Liaison

Community Accountability is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships
with advocacy groups, activist groups and community groups that represent marginalized communities and key issues. This committee works with our Advisory Board for sharing insights on issues relevant to Minnesotans. It also recruits and manages exhibitors at the conference.


Manny Munson-Regala  Lead

The Finance Committee manages financial planning, budgeting, reporting, internal controls, and accountability policies. In addition, they are responsible for grant writing, fundraising and conference sponsorships. 


Colleen Brady  Lead

Jayesh Iser  IT/AV

The Logistics Committee plans logistical aspects of MNxMN's annual conference, including the coordination of food and beverage vendors, exhibitor site details, childcare, IT/AV support, and merchandise and ticket sales. Committee members are also on-site during the conference to ensure the day runs smoothly.

Marketing &

Melody Hanna  Lead

Elizabeth True  Social Media Manager

Irene Connors  Blogger

Kate Havelin - Public Relations

The Marketing and Communications Committee is active throughout the year and at the conference, maintaining MNxMN's social media accounts, website, blog, public relations, and promotions. There are always lots of opportunities to get involved, whether for a one-time, short-term, or long-term commitment.


Ambre Quinn  Interim Lead

The Programs Committee manages programming for the annual conference. This committee develops a schedule of sessions and activities relevant to new and experienced activists based on the conference theme, recruits and manages relationships with speakers and panelists, and manages program activities throughout the day of the conference.


Heather Allison  Lead

The Volunteer Committee recruits volunteers, manages volunteer needs for conference committees at the event, and will be developing an internship program.