FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is MNxMN?
MNxMN is a grassroots community uniting advocacy groups with new and experienced activists across the state of Minnesota. It was established in an effort to channel the enthusiasm and outrage inspired by the 2016 election into effective action and help heal our divided political climate. We seek to maximize resources and develop advocates to strengthen our democracy, support representative government and address disparity for all Minnesotans, including economic status, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or party affiliation. To learn more about our coalition & how we were formed, please visit the "About MNxMN" page.
Where is MNxMN 2018 happening?
Where do I park?
What are the public transporation options?
Will childcare be available?
Yes - Children under the age of 12 are welcome to attend MNxMN 2018: Beyond Resistance free of charge! There will be a staffed childcare room open from 8am – 5:30pm (except between 12:30-2pm when we ask you to pick up your child/ren to have lunch together), to which parents and caregivers are welcome to bring their children at any time during the conference.
Guidelines for children attending
- We ask parents and caregivers to bring lunch for your children or buy lunch for them from conference vendors. The snacks provided in the childcare room will not make a substantial lunch. If your children have dietary restrictions and allergies, please bring food they can eat.
- MNxMN will provide some toys, games, and snacks, but invite attendeees with children to bring some of your children’s favorites to share.
- Kids are welcome to attend workshops with a responsible adult. Due to the small workshop size, we ask that those having trouble being quiet listeners go with their caregivers to the children's activity center in the Exhibit Hall or be taken to the childcare room.
- PLEASE BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME for child/children. We ask that you pick up your child and have lunch together in the cafeteria from 12:30 - 2pm.
What about ridesharing?
We have people attending from all over the state and would love for you to join us! We've set up a new Facebook Event specifically to connect conference-goers and help facilitate ride sharing and/or couch-surfing options.
What does my ticket pay for?
MNxMN 2018: Beyond Resistance is a not-for-profit event. Admission fees and the generous contributions of our sponsors and exhibitors go directly to cover event expenses (i.e. venue rental, lunches and supplies). We budgeted to be able to provide scholarships for one-third of our attendees and discounts for students to ensure accessibility for all.
What if I cannot attend and have already registered?
MNxMN will be accommodating for family emergencies, but in the event of weather or other "acts of God" we are unable to provide refunds for registration.