Thank you to the following 2018 Leadership Conference sponsors for their generous support!

Thank you to the following Connecting Partner:
Hiller Commercial Floors


The 2018 MSBA Leadership Conference, "Student Achievement: Passion, Perseverance and Possibility," is scheduled for January 11-12, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 1301 Second Avenue South in Minneapolis.

There is no registration fee for MSBA members to attend this two-day conference. MSBA provides this free conference every January as part of members’ annual dues. The conference features nationally recognized speakers, workshops on a variety of topics, a Show and Tell event and a trade show. Early Bird Sessions are provided the evening before the conference.

Access the Leadership Conference flier for more information.

Advance registration is now available through January 3 for the Leadership Conference, the Early Bird Sessions, and the Recognition Luncheon. (See schedule at a glance below).

REGISTRATION: Click here to access advance registration.

Hotel Reservations

Access the Leadership Conference housing webpage to view your hotel options.

Conference Schedule At A Glance

Tuesday, January 9

Wednesday, January 10

Thursday, January 11

  • Leadership Conference (Convention Center), featuring Opening Session keynote speaker Mark J. Lindquist
  • Recognition Luncheon (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Convention Center)

Friday, January 12

  • Leadership Conference (Convention Center), featuring Closing Session keynote speaker Manny Scott

Leadership Conference Exhibitors

Driving Directions and Parking

Access driving directions and parking information for the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Convention Center is located at 1301 Second Avenue South in Minneapolis.

MSBA Event Cancellation Policy

NOTE: The advance registration deadline for all Leadership Conference events is January 3, 2018.

Cancellation by Meeting Participants for the Early Bird Sessions and the Recognition Luncheon.

(1) If a pre-registered participant cancels any time prior to the date registration closes, MSBA will fully refund the registration fee.

(2) If a pre-registered participant cancels between the date registration closes until the time the MSBA-sponsored event/activity begins, he/she will be charged a late cancellation fee.

(3) Once an event/activity begins, all registrants are responsible for the full registration fee.